Characterization of Resistance Genes in Beta Spp. and Identification of Virulence Genes in Heterodera Schachtii

  • Joachim Müller
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 268)


The beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii Schm., is a wide-spread pest in most areas of sugar beet cultivation. In agricultural practice the nematode is controlled by a crop rotation adapted to the infestation level, the use of resistant cruciferous green-manuring crops, or by the application of nematicides (where available). All these control strategies often are insufficiently effective or may have environmental or economical disadvantages. Therefore, the growing of resistant sugar beet is considered to be a valuable alternative or addition to these measures, and possibilities to establish resistant sugar beet cultivars have been studied in many research programmes.


Resistance Gene Sugar Beet Nematode Population Translocation Line Alien Chromosome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Müller
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  1. 1.Biologische BundesanstaltInstitut für Nematologie und WirbeltierkundeMünsterGermany

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