Breeding for resistance to lentil Ascochyta blight

Ye, G, McNeil, DL and Hill, GD (2002) Breeding for resistance to lentil Ascochyta blight. Plant Breeding, 121 3: 185-191. doi:10.1046/j.1439-0523.2002.00705.x

Author Ye, G
McNeil, DL
Hill, GD
Title Breeding for resistance to lentil Ascochyta blight
Journal name Plant Breeding   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0179-9541
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1046/j.1439-0523.2002.00705.x
Volume 121
Issue 3
Start page 185
End page 191
Total pages 7
Editor W.E. Weber
Place of publication Berlin
Publisher Blackwell Verlag
Language eng
Subject C1
300203 Plant Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)
620108 Grain legumes
Abstract Ascochyta blight, caused by Ascochyta lentis , is one of the most globally important diseases of lentil. Breeding for host resistance has been suggested as an efficient means to control this disease. This paper summarizes existing studies of the characteristics and control of Ascochyta blight in lentil, genetics of resistance to Ascochyta blight and genetic variations among pathogen populations (isolates). Breeding methods for control of the disease are discussed. Six pathotypes of A. lentis have been reported. Many resistant cultivars/lines have been identified in both cultivated and wild lentil. Resistance to Ascochyta blight in lentil is mainly under the control of major genes, but minor genes also play a role. Current breeding programmes are based on crossing resistant and high-yielding cultivars and multilocation testing. Gene pyramiding, exploring slow blighting and partial resistance, and using genes present in wild relatives will be the methods used in the future. Identification of more sources of resistance genes, good characterization of the host-pathogen system, and identification of molecular markers tightly linked to resistance genes are suggested as the key areas for future study.
Keyword Agronomy
Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Plant Sciences
Ascochyta Lentis
Breeding Methods
Disease Resistance
F-sp Lentis
Embryo Culture
Genus Lens
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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