Disease resistance is one of the major factors that can be improved to sustain yield potential in cultivated crops. Disease Resistance in Wheat looks at disease resistance in wheat, concentrating on all the economically important diseases – their economic impact and geographical spread, breeding for resistance, pathogen variability, resistance mechanisms and recent advances made on resistance genes. Newer strategies for identifying resistance genes and identify resistance mechanisms are discussed, including cloning, gene transfer and the use of genetically modified plants. It is suitable for researchers and students of agriculture and crop protection.
1. Diseases in Wheat Crops - An Introduction
2. Stem Rust
3. Wheat Leaf Rust
4. Resistance to Stripe Rust in Wheat: Pathogen Biology Driving Resistance Breeding
5. Wheat Powdery Mildew
6. Wheat Resistance to Spot Blotch or Foliar Blight
7. Resistance Breeding for Tan Spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) of Wheat
8. Resistance in Wheat to Septoria Diseases Caused by Mycosphaerella graminicola (Septoria tritici) and Phaeosphaeria (Stagonospora) nodorum
9. Resistance in Wheat to Loose Smut
10. Resistance in Wheat to Karnal Bunt
11. Common Bunt of Wheat: an Old Foe Remains a Current Threat
12. Resistance to Head Blight Caused by Fusarium spp. in Wheat
13. Resistance of Wheat to Viral Diseases
14. Flag Smut of Wheat: Pathogen Biology and Host Resistance
15. Resistance in Wheat to Nematode Diseases
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Dr. Indu Sharma is currently the Project Director, Directorate of Wheat Research at Karnal, India managing the overall research and administrative activities of All India Coordinated Wheat and Barley Improvement Project. She had worked for more than 31 years on wheat specially on resistance to diseases. She was involved with 29 varieties including bread wheat, durum wheat, triticale and barley released for cultivation from the wheat material screened for Karnal bunt, rust, loose smut and barley for covered smut, loose smut. She had been creating artificial epiphytotics of the diseases in the breeding materials and also advanced varietal trial lines, conducting survey and surveillance to monitor status of pre- and post- harvest crop / grain health and transfer of technology to the farmers for managing diseases / pests and enhancing wheat production strategies. Dr. Sharma visited several countries (Mexico. She also visited China, Mexico, USA, Nepal, Kenya, Czech Republic & Russia, Syria, France Switzerland and Australia) under projects / presenting invited lectures & papers in seminars and conferences / under different collaborative projects with India / to impart training / to learn.