Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 36, Supplement 6, pp 31–35 | Cite as

Breeding FHB-resistant soft winter wheat: Progress and prospects

  • Gina Brown-Guedira
  • Carl GriffeyEmail author
  • Fred Kolb
  • Anne McKendry
  • J. Paul Murphy
  • David Van Sanford
Session 1 Host Plant Resistance and Variety Development


Soft winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) breeding programs in the US have used two general approaches to developing FHB-resistant cultivars: 1) incorporation of Fhb1 plus other minor QTL from Asian wheat cultivars and their derivatives and 2) reliance on resistance native to the soft winter wheat gene pool. Although each approach has shown some success, it is believed that the two must be integrated to develop the highest levels of resistance. The most favorable scenario for integration is the incorporation of Fhb1 into adapted material with good native resistance, high yield and test weight, and superior milling and baking quality.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gina Brown-Guedira
    • 1
  • Carl Griffey
    • 2
    Email author
  • Fred Kolb
    • 3
  • Anne McKendry
    • 4
  • J. Paul Murphy
    • 5
  • David Van Sanford
    • 6
  1. 1.Eastern Regional Small Grains Genotyping LabUSDA-ARSRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of Crop and Soil Environmental SciencesVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Crop SciencesUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  4. 4.Division of Plant SciencesUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Crop ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  6. 6.Department of Plant and Soil SciencesUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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