Mycotoxin Research

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Deoxynivalenol accumulation and other scab symptoms in six romanian wheat genotypes inoculated withFusarium graminearum

  • Ittu M 
  • Grabarkiewicz-Szczesna J 
  • Kostecki M 
  • Golinski P 


At anthesis, under field conditions at Fundulea, each of 6 Romanian winter wheat genotypes was inoculated with 3Fusarium graminearum isolates used individually.Fusarium head blight (FHB) was assessed according to the following traits: relative weight of spikes (RWS), percentage of Fusarium damaged kernels (FDK), relative weight of kernels per head (RWKH), area under the disease progress curve (AUDPC) and deoxynivalenol (DON) content in total sample of kernels. Correlations between these traits and parameters revealed important differences between examined wheat genotypes in: DON accumulation, progress of FHB development, yield reduction, and models of host — pathogen interactions in theTriticum - Fusarium pathosystem. Significant correlations between different attributes of FHB were found forFusarium isolate 1 which is a moderate producer of DON (0.89 µg g-1). Weight of spike was significantly correlated with weight of kernels per spike (r = 0.93**) and with percentage of damaged kernels (r = - 0.87**), while FDK was highly correlated with RWKH (r = - 0.85*) and with DON content (r = 0.82*). Area under the disease progress curve was also found to be significantly correlated with DON content (r = 0.86*).


Graminearum Trichothecene Wheat Genotype Deoxynivalenol Fusarium Head Blight Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ittu M 
    • 1
  • Grabarkiewicz-Szczesna J 
    • 2
  • Kostecki M 
    • 2
  • Golinski P 
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Wheat BreedingResearch Institute for Cereals and Industrial Crops (RICIC)-Fundulea22-BucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryAugust Cieszkowski Agricultural UniversityPoznanPoland
  3. 3.Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant GeneticsPoznanPoland

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