An-Najah National University


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  • Monday, January 26, 2009
  • Search for partial resistance against Puccinia hordei in barley landraces from Fertile Crescent
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  • A collection of 111 barley landraces from the Fertile Crescent was screened for resistance to barley leaf rust in the .eld and under controlled conditions. Large variation was observed for disease severity under .eld conditions. Accessions with high resistance because of hypersensitivity were identi.ed. Also segregation was observed in some accessions, with individual plants showing hypersensitive reactions (IT £ 6). Partial resistance due to a reduction of infection in spite of a compatible infection was commonly found (19%). Resistance of 12 accessions selected for their low disease severity and high IT, was shown to be due to a prolonged latency period and increased percentage of early aborted colonies not associated with host cell necrosis. A high correlation was observed between the microscopic and macroscopic components of partial resistance.

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Munqez Shtaya
Plant Breeding and Genetic Engineering
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