Enhanced leaf rust resistance in wheat conditioned by resistance gene pairs with Lr13

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Abstract

Leaf rust resistance gene Lr13 is present in many North American hard red spring wheat cultivars that have shown durable resistance to leaf rust. Fifteen pair-wise combinations of Lr13 and seedling leaf rust resistance genes were developed by intercrossing near isogenic Thatcher lines. In both seedling and adult plant tests, homozygous paired combinations of specific resistance genes with Lr13 had enhanced resistance relative to either parent to rust isolates that had intermediate avirulent infection types to the additional genes. In field tests, homozygous lines were more resistant than either parent if the additional leaf rust gene conditioned an effective level of resistance when present singly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-130
Number of pages8
JournalEuphytica
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • Puccinia recondita
  • Triticum aestivum
  • gene interaction
  • leaf rust
  • rust resistance
  • wheat

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