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Practical guide to the identification of selected diseases of wheat and Barley

Author: Gilchrist, L.
Author: Fuentes Davila, G.
Author: Martinez-Cano, C.
Author: Lopez-Atilano, R.M.
Author: Duveiller, E.
Author: Singh, R.P.
Author: Henry, M.
Author: Garcia A., I.
Year: 2006
ISBN: 968-6923-82-9
Abstract: Selecting disease resistant germplasm is an essential component of breeding programs–in this case, wheat and barley programs. To achieve its objectives, the CIMMYT wheat program sistematically and consistently causes artificial epidemics for selecting materials with resistance to various pathogens. This involves working intensely in the laboratory on developing and increasing pathogenic structures for field inoculation. Practical and efficient methodologies for doing this task are also developed and/or adapted. This practical guide may serve as a tool for identifying various wheat and barley diseases and their causal agents. It may also be helpful in learning to manage these pathogens in the lab, the field, and the greenhouse. It was not the authors’ intention to produce a comprehensive treatise on wheat and barley pathogens, but rather to focus on the most important pathogens that affect small-grain cereals in developing countries. This guide is intended for researchers working on plant pathology in support of small grain cereal improvement programs aimed at developing disease resistant germplasm. The main purpose of this revised version is to provide information on methodologies for the identification of some of the principal diseases of wheat, barley, and triticale, as well as to set down practical lab protocols used specifically to facilitate the increase of inoculum used by breeding programs. This guide is meant to be used by technicians, students, and instructors, as well as CIMMYT staff. However, it should also be of great service to technicians and extension agents who do not normally have access to a plant pathologist to help them identify the disease problems they encounter.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Copyright: CIMMYT manages Intellectual Assets as International Public Goods. The user is free to download, print, store and share this work. In case you want to translate or create any other derivative work and share or distribute such translation/derivative work, please contact indicating the work you want to use and the kind of use you intend; CIMMYT will contact you with the suitable license for that purpose.
Type: Book
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: vi, 66 pages
Agrovoc: METHODS
Agrovoc: MYCOSES

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    Wheat - breeding, phytopathology, physiology, quality, biotech

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