Disease Resistance In Wheat (CABI Plant Protection Series)
Disease Resistance in Wheat (CABI Plant Protection Series)
Disease resistance is one of the major factors that can be improved to sustain yield potential in cultivated crops. This book looks at disease resistance in wheat, concentrating on all the economically important diseases ― their economic impact and geographical spread, breeding for resistance, pathogen variability, resistance mechanisms and recent advances made on resistance genes. Newer strategies for identifying resistance genes and identify resistance mechanisms are discussed, including cloning, gene transfer and the use of genetically modified plants.
"In general, this is an excellent overview of the current literature, molecular and conventional breeding tools to breed wheat cultivars with better and improved resistance. The book is presented in a logical format making it suitable for a wide range of readers, including breeders, pathologists, agronomists, policy makers, farmers and graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the field of plant protection. In my opinion, it is a worthwhile addition to one's bookshelf." (Muhammad Asif)
About the Author
Indu Sharma is at Punjab Agricultural University, India.