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Sustained genetic control of wheat rust diseases in north-eastern Australia

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Platz, G.J. and Sheppard, J.A. (2007) Sustained genetic control of wheat rust diseases in north-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 58 (9). pp. 854-857.

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AR07122

Publisher URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au


Control of wheat rusts in north-eastern Australia has been based on resistance breeding since the early 1920s. It has been an enduring journey of discovery, disappointment, and achievement, which has culminated in a pool of knowledge and expertise upon which today's plant breeders can efficiently target durable resistance to the major rust diseases. This paper outlines significant advances in genetic control of rusts in the region, with particular emphasis on the invaluable role played by the University of Sydney rust control program and its influence on wheat breeding in the region and throughout Australia. This paper is part of ‘Global Landscapes in Cereal Rust Control’, see Aust. J. Agric. Res. Vol. 58, no. 6.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), Agri-Science, Crop and Food Science, Plant Science
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Additional Information:© CSIRO.
Keywords:Genetic control; north-eastern Australia; plant breeding; resistance; wheat rust.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Wheat
Science > Biology > Genetics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > History
Live Archive:16 Apr 2009 06:24
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:43

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