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Controlling soil-borne wheat mosaic virus in the UK by developing resistant wheat cultivars - LK0930

Description
Successful breeding of disease resistant cultivars is dependent upon the identification of resistant germplasm, the detection of genes conferring that resistance and the development of molecular markers to allow the inheritance of these genes to be monitored during accelerated marker assisted selection. The main aim of the proposed research is to develop molecular markers that tag the available resistance genes for SBWMV.
Objective
1. Develop a quick, quantitative, accurate and reliable method for screening wheat cultivars for resistance to SBWMV in the glasshouse

2. Identify key genes involved in SBWMV resistance in wheat and develop molecular marker tags for their manipulation by breeders

3. Investigate the mechanism of resistance in UK winter wheat cultivars

4. Explore the possibility that resistance to SBWMV also confers resistance to other related soil-borne viruses
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Controlling soil-borne wheat mosaic virus in the UK by developing resistant wheat cultivars   (57k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2006

Cost: £134,468
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Home Grown Cereals Authority, Nickerson UK Ltd, Central Science Laboratory, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Advanta, Lochow-Petkus GmbH
Keywords
Arable Farming              
Biotechnology              
Cereal Production              
Crop Improvement              
Disease Control              
Farming              
LINK Programme              
Sustainable Farming and Food              
Fields of Study
Arable Crops