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Buerstmayr, H; Stierschneider, M; Steiner, B; Lemmens, M; Griesser, M; Nevo, E; Fahima, T.
(2003): Variation for resistance to head blight caused by Fusarium graminearum in wild emmer (Triticum dicoccoides) originating from Israel
EUPHYTICA. 2003; 130(1): 17-23.

Head blight of wheat (FHB, scab) caused by Fusarium spp. has been associated with yield and quality losses in many wheat-growing regions. In tetraploid wheat sources of resistance are scarce. In the search for novel sources of resistance, 151 Triticum dicoccoides genotypes, originating from 16 habitats in Israel and one habitat in Turkey together with several control genotypes, were evaluated for reaction to fungal spread (Type II resistance) in replicated greenhouse experiments. Significant genetic diversity was found among the tested genotypes, the broad sense heritability for Type II FHB resistance was 0.71. Most of the tetraploid accessions were highly susceptible, only a few showed moderate resistance. Among the eight T. dicoccoides lines with the lowest relative infection rates, five originated from the Mt. Gerizim population, and three from the Mt. Hermon population. None of the T. dicoccoides lines reached the level of resistance present in the common wheat cultivar Sumai3.
Authors BOKU Wien:
B├╝rstmayr Hermann
Griesser Michaela
Lemmens Marc
Steiner Barbara

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"Fusarium head blight
genetic diversity
Triticum dicoccoides
wild emmer"

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