Lentil ascochyta blight and breeding for its resistance

Ye, G. and McNeil, D.L. and Hill, G.D. (2000) Lentil ascochyta blight and breeding for its resistance. New Zealand Plant Protection, 53. pp. 97-102.

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This paper summarises existing studies of the genetics of resistance of lentils to Ascochyta blight, and the genetic variation among pathogen populations with particular emphasis on the results from our programme. Breeding methods are discussed. Six pathotypes have been identified. Resistance is mainly under the control of major genes, but minor genes also play a role. Current breeding programs are based on crossing resistant cultivars with high yield cultivars and multi-location testing. Gene pyramiding, exploring slow blighting and partial resistance and the use of genes from wild relatives will be the methods used in future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ascochyta blight, lentil, resistance, breeding methods
Author Affiliation: Plant Sciences Group, PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 10:48
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 10:48
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/14539

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