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Genotypic differences to crown rot caused by Fusarium pseudograminearum in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)


Liu, Y and Zheng, Y-L and Wei, Y and Zhou, M and Liu, C, Genotypic differences to crown rot caused by Fusarium pseudograminearum in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), Plant Breeding, 131, (6) pp. 728-732. ISSN 0179-9541 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1439-0523.2012.02008.x


Crown rot (CR), caused predominantly by Fusarium pseudograminearum, is a serious cereal disease for semi-arid regions worldwide. Growing resistant cultivars has long been recognized as an essential component in effectively managing this disease, and successful breeding requires quality sources of resistance. This paper reports the first germplasm screening to identify CR resistance sources in barley. A total of 1047 genotypes, selected to represent different geographical origins and plant types, were assessed. Several genotypes with high levels of resistance were identified. As expected, those with the best resistance were predominantly landraces or wild barley accessions. Surprisingly, genotypes with the best CR resistance with known origins were mainly derived from East Asia where CR is not a major cereal disease. Further, the majority of the genotypes with the best CR resistance are slow growing, although such genotypes accounted for only a small proportion of all those assessed in this study. Possible explanations for these intriguing phenomena are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:crown rot resistance, Fusarium disease, germplasm screening, barley
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Barley
UTAS Author:Zhou, M (Professor Meixue Zhou)
ID Code:82568
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2013-02-06
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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