Wheat Rusts

Wheat Rusts : An Atlas of Resistance Genes

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Although stem rust is mostly controlled by means of resistance cultivars, leaf and stripe rust continue to be major problems in many wheat-growing areas of the world. This book provides a basis to identify genes for resistance to stem, leaf and stripe rusts of wheat. Typical phenotypes associated with most known genes for resistance to the three rust diseases of wheat are illustrated in full colour. The book aims to assist the plant breeder to identify candidate resistance genes, thereby saving substantial time and resources before a single cross is made for genetic analysis. Prepared by specialists from a leading international laboratory, "Wheat Rusts: An Atlas of Resistance Genes" comprises an introductory chapter, details of individual resistance genes, appendices and an index. Details for each gene include chromosome location, aspects of genetics and pathogen variation, the effect of environment on expression, origin, availability in genetic and breeding stocks, and use in agriculture. The book is suitable for wheat researchers, including geneticists, pathologists, breeders and agronomists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 215.9 x 230 x 19.05mm | 1,032.97g
  • United States
  • English
  • col.Illustrations
  • 0792334302
  • 9780792334309

Table of contents

1: Wheat Rusts and the Genetic Bases on Disease Resistance. Introduction. Biology of Pathogen and Host. Host:Pathogen Genetics. Methodologies in Wheat Rust Disease. A Coordinated Strategy for Rust Control. Conclusion. Guide to Gene Descriptions and Illustrations. 2: The Genes for Resistance to Leaf Rust in Wheat and Triticale. Catalogued Leaf Rust Resistance Genes. Temporarily Designated and Miscellaneous Leaf Rust Resistance Genes. 3: The Genes for Resistance to Stem Rust in Wheat and Triticale. Catalogued Leaf Rust Resistance Genes. Temporarily Designated and Miscellaneous Stem Rust Resistance Genes. 4: The Genes for Resistance to Stripe Rust in Wheat and Triticale. Catalogued Stripe Rust Resistance Genes. Temporarily Designated and Miscellaneous Stripe Rust Resistance Genes. References. Appendix I: Species Names Used in the Text, Genomic Formulae and Synonyms. Appendix II: Pathotypes and Accessions (Cultures) Used in Photography.
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