Plant height affects Fusarium crown rot severity in wheat.

@article{Liu2010PlantHA,
  title={Plant height affects Fusarium crown rot severity in wheat.},
  author={Yu Xi Liu and Xian Mei Yang and Jianxia Ma and Yu Miao Wei and Youliang Zheng and Hongxiang Ma and Jia Bao Yao and Gui Jun Yan and Yu Guang Wang and John Manners and Chun Ji Liu},
  journal={Phytopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 12},
  pages={1276-81}
}
Effects of plant height on Fusarium crown rot (FCR) disease severity were investigated using 12 pairs of near-isogenic lines (NILs) for six different reduced height (Rht) genes in wheat. The dwarf isolines all gave better FCR resistance when compared with their respective tall counterparts, although the Rht genes involved in these NILs are located on several different chromosomes. Treating plants with exogenous gibberellin increased FCR severity as well as seedling lengths in all of the… CONTINUE READING
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