Although stem rust has been controlled by means of resistant cultivars, leaf and stripe rust continue as problems for many growing areas of the world. Wheat Rusts: An Atlas of Resistance Genes has been prepared by specialists from one of the leading international laboratories, and illustrates with colour photographs typical resistance phenotypes associated with most known genes for resistance to the three rust diseases of wheat. Relevant details for each gene include chromosome location, aspects of genetics and pathogen variation, the effects of environment on expression, origin, availability in genetic and breeding stocks, and use in agriculture.
This atlas includes an introduction to host:pathogen genetics, methodologies for wheat rust research and breeding for resistance.
Specifically prepared to assist scientists in developing countries, the book will appeal to all wheat researchers including geneticists, pathologists, breeders and agronomists.
"This book will serve as an indispensable reference for Wheat Rusts for many years." Tony Worland, Heredity
"This atlas is an invaluable reference for all students and researchers in plant breeding . . . the authors are to be congratulated." G Ash, Australasian Plant Pathology