Genetic Map of a Hard Winter Wheat Population for Improved Disease Resistance Grant uri icon



  • The best disease resistance often are quantitative (small incremental effects). Yet these traits are difficult to manage in a breeding program without an objective method to identify and select each of the many disease resistance genes required to eliminate the disease within the crop. This is particularly important for obligate Basidomycetes pathogens such as the rusts and bunts of wheat We intend to develop DNA markers amplified by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) that can be used to identify individual, quantitative, genes for resistance to dwarf bunt and also build a genetic map that can be used in subsequent studies to identify linked markers to stripe rust and leaf rust resistance.

date/time interval

  • September 1, 2002 - August 31, 2004

sponsor award ID

  • IDA00202-CG