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Sources of resistance to yellow rust and stem rust in wheat-alien introgressions

Rahmatov, Mahbubjon


Wheat is the staple food and the main source of caloric intake in most developing countries, and thereby an important source in order to maintain food security for the growing populations in those countries. Stem rust Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, and yellow rust P. striiformis f. sp. tritici of wheat continues to cause severe damage locally and globally, thereby contributing to food insecurity. In this paper biology and taxonomy of stem rust and yellow rust, breeding for resistance, utilization of resistance sources from different gene pools, molecular characterization and genetic dissection of resistance to rusts are discussed.


Yellow rust; Stem rust; Rye; Leymus; Thinopyrum; Alien introgression; Wheat breeding; Resistance; Mapping Population; QTL

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Introductory Paper at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
2013, number: 2013:3
Publisher: Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences