Introgression of hexaploid sources of crown rot resistance into durum wheat

Martin, A. and Simpfendorfer, S. and Hare, R. A. and Sutherland, M. W. (2013) Introgression of hexaploid sources of crown rot resistance into durum wheat. Euphytica , 192 (3). pp. 463-470. ISSN 0014-2336


Triticum turgidum ssp. durum (tetraploid durum) germplasm is very susceptible to crown rot, caused by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum. Screening activities to date have failed to identify even moderately susceptible lines. In contrast partial resistance to this disease has been identified in a number of Triticum aestivum (hexaploid wheat) lines, including 2-49 and Sunco. This study describes the successful introgression of partial crown rot resistance from each of these two hexaploid wheat lines into a durum wheat background. Durum backcross populations were produced from two 2-49/durum F6 lines which did not contain any D-genome chromosomes and which had crown rot scores similar to 2-49. F2 progeny of these backcross populations included lines with field based resistance to crown rot superior to that of the parent hexaploid wheat.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published Version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 23:36
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2014 04:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: crown rot resistance transfer; Fusarium pseudograminearum; pentaploid crosses
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8205 Winter Grains and Oilseeds > 820507 Wheat
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s10681-013-0890-6

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