, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 179–187

Detection of tolerance of barley cultivars to infection by powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis f.sp. hordei)


  • A. C. Newton
    • Scottish Crop Research Institute
  • W. T. B. Thomas
    • Scottish Crop Research Institute

DOI: 10.1007/BF00025602

Cite this article as:
Newton, A.C. & Thomas, W.T.B. Euphytica (1994) 75: 179. doi:10.1007/BF00025602


Barley genotypes representing a wide range of resistance expressions and origins, from major resistance genes in modern cultivars to field resistances in landraces, were assessed for tolerance to disease under glasshouse and field conditions. A few genotypes were picked out as showing less yield loss than would be expected from the level of mildew infection. Genotypes showing more than the expected yield loss were also found. The potential use of tolerance as a breeding character is discussed.

Key words

Tolerancebarleypowdery mildewyieldHordeum vulgareErysiphe graminis hordei
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