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Resistance to aphids in wheat

from a plant breeding perspective

Crespo Herrera, L. A. (2012). Resistance to aphids in wheat. Alnarp: (LTJ, LTV) > Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (until 121231), Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science ; 2012:6

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Wheat is one of the main staple foods in the world. Among the many constraints there are for wheat production, aphids cause severe damage by their feeding, and by virus transmission. The current document summarizes the available information regarding wheat resistance to aphids. The text is divided into four sections. The first section “Plant resistance to insects: from a historical perspective” serves as an introduction, where some important factors shaping Plant Resistance to insects as a discipline are presented. The section “Categories of resistance and plant defenses to aphids”, presents the concepts of Plant Resistance to insects, with wheat-aphid examples. The methods to assess the categories of resistance are briefly discussed in this section as well. “Genetic resources for resistance to aphids in wheat”, the third part of the document, is focused on the wheat relatives in which resistance to biotic stresses and to aphids in particular can be found. The aim of this section is to describe the resistance donors in relation to each of the main aphid species that attack wheat. Finally, some aspects on how to improve wheat for resistance to aphids are discussed in the fourth section, “Considerations for wheat breeding”.

Authors/Creators:Crespo Herrera, L. A.
Title:Resistance to aphids in wheat
Subtitle:from a plant breeding perspective
Series Name/Journal:Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Year of publishing :27 August 2012
Number of Pages:36
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F30 Plant genetics and breeding
H Protection of plants and stored products > H01 Protection of plants - General aspects
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Plant breeding
Keywords:Aphids, Wheat, Resistance, Breeding
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ID Code:9004
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (until 121231)
Deposited By: Leonardo Abdiel Crespo Herrera
Deposited On:28 Aug 2012 08:12
Metadata Last Modified:27 Oct 2015 15:04

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