Can the Strategic Use of Disease Resistant Hosts Protect Their Inherent Durability?
- M. S. WolfeAffiliated withPhytopathology Group, Institute for Plant Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Plant cultivars with durable resistance to disease have emerged as a result of plant breeding and extensive selection under monoculture over several decades. However, continued use of few of these cultivars in large-scale monoculture also represents the greatest potential danger for selection of pathogen races able to overcome the resistance. For this reason, it is essential to consider methods for protecting the resistances from such selection. Various options exist at different levels from the breeding programme, to the field, the farm and the region. The basic principle underlying all of these strategies is that of diversification of resistance and limitation of their exposure to the pathogen. This has the further potential advantage that resistances with levels of durability that may be considered inadequate individually under large-scale exposure in monoculture, may still play a useful, long-term role in agriculture.
- Can the Strategic Use of Disease Resistant Hosts Protect Their Inherent Durability?
- Book Title
- Durability of Disease Resistance
- Book Part
- Session I
- pp 83-96
- Print ISBN
- Online ISBN
- Series Title
- Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
- Series Volume
- Series ISSN
- Springer Netherlands
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
- Additional Links
- Industry Sectors
- eBook Packages
To view the rest of this content please follow the download PDF link above.