, Volume 140, Issue 3, pp 213–216 | Cite as

Inheritance and allelism of wheat streak mosaic virus resistance in two Iranian wheat lines

  • F. Hassani
  • M. T. Assad


Wheat streak mosaic (WSM) caused by wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) is a serious disease of wheat and many plants in the grass family. In previous studies genotypes collected from different parts of Iran, were screened for WSM resistance. Two resistant genotypes, “Adl Cross” and “4004” were crossed to one susceptible genotype “Marvdasht.” Reciprocal crosses were also made. Seedlings of parents, F1, F2, backcrosses to susceptible (BCS) and resistant (BCR) were evaluated for WSMV reaction based on scales 0–7, by artificial infection under greenhouse conditions. Allelism was studied by evaluating the F1 and F2 seedlings of the resistant × resistant cross. Inheritance of resistance to WSMV in Adl Cross and 4004 was controlled by one dominant gene. No allelism was observed between resistance genes. Among the F2 seedlings of the resistant × resistant cross relatively more resistant genotypes with a zero score were observed. These two genes, therefore, can be incorporated into an adapted wheat cultivar to produce a more durable resistance.

Key words

resistance Triticumaestivum wheat wheat streak mosaic virus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agronomy, College of AgricultureShiraz UniversityShirazIran

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