Sources of Resistance

  • Govind Singh Saharan
  • Prithwi Raj Verma
  • Prabhu Dayal Meena
  • Arvind Kumar


The supply of gene(s) for disease resistance is the first concern in an ongoing resistance-breeding programme. Considerable efforts have been made to evaluate cultivar resistance to Albugo in oilseed Brassica crops . Cultivated Brassicas are represented by six interrelated species, three of which are diploids: Brassica nigra, bb (n = 8); Brassica oleracea, cc (n = 9) and Brassica rapa, aa (n = 10), and the other three are the amphidiploid derivatives of the diploid species: Brassica carinata, bbcc (n = 17); Brassica juncea, aabb (n = 18); Brassica napus, aacc (n = 19) and Raphanus sativus, rr (r = 9). Sources of resistance against A. Candida in Brassica species from different countries of the world have been identified and are being used to develop white rust resistant cultivars. Some multiple disease reisitant sources have also been identified.


Brassica Species Brassica Juncea Single Dominant Gene Land Race White Rust 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Govind Singh Saharan
    • 1
  • Prithwi Raj Verma
    • 2
  • Prabhu Dayal Meena
    • 3
  • Arvind Kumar
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  2. 2.Agriculture and Agi-Food Canada Saskatoon Research StationSaskatoonCanada
  3. 3.Crop Protection UnitDirectorate of Rapeseed – Mustard Research (ICAR)BharatpurIndia
  4. 4.Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan – IIIndian Council of Agricultural ResearchNew DelhiIndia

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