Breeding wheat for resistance to Heterodera avenae in Southeastern Australia

@article{Rathjen2004BreedingWF,
  title={Breeding wheat for resistance to Heterodera avenae in Southeastern Australia},
  author={Anthony J. Rathjen and Russell F. Eastwood and John G. Lewis and Ajita Dube},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2004},
  volume={100},
  pages={55-62}
}
Breeding wheat for resistance to Heterodera avenae in southern Australia has been in progress for nearly 30 years and recently a number of resistant varieties have been released. Early breeding work was hampered by three factors: • a lack of appreciation of the role and extent of the problem, • inaccurate, slow screening methods, ultimately being replaced by the 'tube' test and soon by linked molecular markers, • inappropriate breeding strategies, so that varietal releases have taken place only… CONTINUE READING