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Genetics and breeding for durable resistance to leaf and stripe rusts in wheat
(The Scientific and Technology Research Council of Turkey, 2005)
Yellow (or stripe) and leaf (or brown) rusts, caused by Puccinia striiformis and P. triticina, respectively, are important diseases of wheat worldwide. Growing resistant cultivars is the most economical and environmentally ...
Identification and mapping of leaf, stem and stripe rust resistance quantitative trait loci and their interactions in durum wheat
(Springer Verlag, 2012)
Leaf rust (Puccinia triticina Eriks.), stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. tritici Eriks.) and stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) cause major production losses in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum). ...
Genetic analysis of water-logging tolerance in tropical maize (Zea Mays L.)
(Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura, Unità di Ricerca per la Maiscoltura, 2010)
Approximately 80% of maize (Zea mays L.) in South and Southeast Asia is grown as a rain-fed crop, where temporary excessive soil moisture or water-logging during the summer-rainy season is one of the major production ...
Stability in performance of quality protein maize under abiotic stress
(Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura, Unità di Ricerca per la Maiscoltura, 2008)
Quality protein maize (QPM) has emerged an affordable and viable option to alleviate protein malnutrition and reduce animal feed costs, given that its grain protein contains more than double the lysine and tryptophan ...
The economic impact in developing countries of leaf rust resistance breeding in CIMMYT-related spring bread wheat
This study was undertaken to estimate the economic impact of efforts since 1973 by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) to develop spring bread wheat varieties resistant to leaf rust caused by ...
Wheat diseases and pests: a guide for field identification
This booklet is designed as a quick guide for identifying wheat and triticale diseases in the field. It is intended primarily for agricultural researchers, technicians, and farmers in developing nations, but will also be ...
Relationship between drought and excess moisture tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.)
(Southern Cross Publishing Group, 2008)
Maize crops grown during summer-rainy season in Asian tropics are prone to face both drought and excess moisture stress due uneven distribution patterns of monsoon rains in the region. We attempted to identify the relationship ...
Current status, likely migration and strategies to mitigate the threat to wheat production from race Ug99 (TTKS) of stem rust pathogen
(CABI Publishing, 2006)
Stem or black rust, caused by Puccinia graminis tritici, has historically caused severe losses to wheat (Triticum aestivum) production worldwide. Successful control of the disease for over three decades through the use of ...
Evaluation of CIMMYT germplasm for resistance to leaf spotting diseases of wheat
(Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2011)
The leaf spotting disease complex is a major biotic constrain in enhancing grain production in the major wheat growing regions. Two leaf spotting diseases, tan spot, caused by an ascomycete fungus Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, ...
Estimating the economic impact of breeding nonspecific resistance to leaf rust in modern bread wheat
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 1998)
Breeding for resistance to rust diseases in wheat is an example of productivity maintenance research. Productivity maintenance research is necessary to avoid contractions in the wheat supply curve that result from changes ...