Maize Disease Resistance

  • Peter J. Balint-Kurti
  • Gurmukh S. Johal

Abstract

This chapter presents a selective view of maize disease resistance to fungal diseases, highlighting some aspects of the subject that are currently of significant interest or that we feel have been under-investigated. These include:
  • The significant historical contributions to disease resistance genetics resulting from research in maize.

  • The current state of knowledge of the genetics of resistance to significant diseases in maize.

  • Systemic acquired resistance and induced systemic resistance in maize.

  • The prospects for the future, particularly for transgenically-derived disease resistance and for the elucidation of quantitative disease resistance.

  • The suitability of maize as a system for disease resistance studies.

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