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Utilization of alien genes to enhance Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat - a review
- Cai, X., Chen, P.D., Xu, S.S., Oliver, R.E., Chen, X.
- Euphytica 2005 v.142 no.3 pp. 309
- Triticum aestivum, Triticum, wild relatives, plant breeding, interspecific hybridization, disease resistance, Fusarium, scab diseases, chromosome addition, chromosome substitution, chromosome translocation, genes
- Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a destructive disease of wheat worldwide. Sources of resistance to FHB are limited in wheat. Search for novel sources of effective resistance to this disease has been an urgent need in wheat breeding. Fusarium head blight resistance has been identified in relatives of wheat. Alien chromatin carrying FHB resistance genes has been incorporated into wheat through chromosome addition, substitution, and translocation. Relatives of wheat demonstrate a great potential to enhance resistance of wheat to FHB.