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Mechanisms of powdery mildew resistance of wheat - a review of molecular breeding


Kang, Y and Zhou, M and Merry, A and Barry, K, Mechanisms of powdery mildew resistance of wheat - a review of molecular breeding, Plant Pathology, 69, (4) pp. 601-617. ISSN 0032-0862 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2020 British Society for Plant Pathology

DOI: doi:10.1111/ppa.13166


Powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici) results in serious economic loss in wheat production. Exploration of plant resistance to wheat powdery mildew over several decades has led to the discovery of a wealth of resistance genes and quantitative trait loci (QTLs). We have provided a comprehensive summary of over 200 powdery mildew genes (permanently and temporarily designated genes) and QTLs reported in common bread wheat. This highlights the diverse and rich resistance sources that exist across all 21 chromosomes. To manage different data for breeders, here we also present a bridged mapping result from previously reported powdery mildew resistance genes and QTLs with the application of a published integrated wheat map. This will provide important insights to empower further breeding of powdery mildew resistant wheat via marker‐assisted selection (MAS).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:wheat, molecular breeding, powdery mildew, resistance
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Wheat
UTAS Author:Kang, Y (Ms Yichen Kang)
UTAS Author:Zhou, M (Professor Meixue Zhou)
UTAS Author:Merry, A (Dr Angela Merry)
UTAS Author:Barry, K (Associate Professor Kara Barry)
ID Code:137926
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2020-03-14
Last Modified:2021-07-07

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