Picture of a wheat head infected with Fusarium scab

Recent Advances in Wheat Head Scab Research in China

Li-Feng Chen, Gui-Hua Bai, and Anne E. Desjardins

USDA, Agricultural Research Service

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Introduction

Pathogen Biology

 Breeding

 Resistance

Mechanisms

Evaluation

Disease Control

Conclusions

References

Researchers

Other Resources

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Wheat Head Scab (WHS) is a serious threat to wheat crops world-wide. Crop losses in the United States have exceeded $2 billion. There are few good treatments to suppress or Picture showing a wheat field being harvestedcontrol the disease. Breeding resistance is the best long-term solution for this devastating problem.

To date the most significant source of genetic resistance to wheat head scab has been found in Chinese wheat varieties. The work conducted in China has largely been published in Chinese and has not been widely accessible to Western wheat breeders.

The Agricultural Research Service's National Agricultural Library and the Mycotoxin Research Unit jointly funded this review of recent wheat head scab research in China. The Web-site is best viewed using Version 4 or higher of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.

 

 

 

 

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