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Biotechnology approaches to overcome biotic and abiotic stress constraints in legumes
The current status of biotechnology approaches in relation to biotic and abiotic stresses in legumes and how these useful tools could be used to improve resistance to important constraints affecting legume crops are described.
Potentially durable resistance mechanisms in plants to specialised fungal pathogens
Several cases of apparently durable resistance are discussed that are based on failure of haustorium formation, and are not associated with hypersensitivity, that may represent cases where the pathogen has problems in establishing basic compatibility.
Genetic mapping of QTLs controlling horticultural traits in diploid roses
The genetic maps developed in this study will be useful to add new markers and locate genes for important traits in the genus providing a practical resource for marker-assisted selection programs in roses.
Screening techniques and sources of resistance to foliar diseases caused by major necrotrophic fungi in grain legumes
This review highlights the most consistent screening and scoring procedures that are simple to use and provide reliable results in the field and in controlled environments for necrotrophic pathogens of the cool season food legumes.
Integrated pest management in faba bean.
In the presence of continued selection pressure on the pathogens and pests, continued breeding for novel resistance genes, development of new selective chemicals, screening for new biocontrol agents and the design of new management strategies will all be necessary.
Faba bean breeding for resistance against biotic stresses: Towards application of marker technology
The state of the art of gene technology for genetic improvement of faba bean against several important biotic stresses is reviewed, special emphasis is given on the application of marker technology, and Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) analysis for Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS) in the species.
Lathyrus improvement for resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses: From classical breeding to marker assisted selection
This paper reviews research work on Lathyrus breeding focusing mainly on biotic and abiotic resistance improvement, and lists current developments in biotechnologies to identify challenges for Lath Cyrus improvement in the future.
Characterization of Lr34, a major gene conferring nonhypersensitive resistance to wheat leaf rust.
It is argued that Lr34 should be considered a major gene conferring partial resistance sensu Parlevliet, based on reduced rates of haustorium formation in the early stages of infection, in association with no or relatively little plant cell necrosis.
Macroscopic and Histological Characterisation of Genes er1 and er2 for Powdery Mildew Resistance in Pea
In pea, two single recessive genes, er1 and er2, have been identified for resistance to powdery mildew caused by Erysiphe pisi, but little is known about their mode of action. Pea accessions carrying