Rust Tests Under Controlled Conditions
To study the pathology, physiology, and genetics of the wheat rusts, and to breed for resistance, it is essential to have efficient and reproducible methods of producing infection under controlled conditions. For many purposes, such as breeding for resistance, it is usually sufficient to produce infection on all of the plants in a test. The test must be adequate to accurately determine the infection types on different host genotypes. Usually that is fairly easy to do. For some other purposes, it is necessary to have a uniform infection frequency throughout a test. This is much more difficult to obtain.
KeywordsLeaf Rust Adult Plant Spore Germination Stem Rust Infection Type
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