, Volume 89, Issue 1, pp 69–75 | Cite as

The relationships between the dwarfing genes of wheat and rye

  • A. Börner
  • J. Plaschke
  • V. Korzun
  • A. J. Worland


The improvement of lodging resistance by introducing major dwarfing genes, classified either as GA insensitive or GA sensitive, is one of the main strategies chosen by cereal breeders. In the present paper the current knowledge about the genetics, chromosomal localisation and the homoeoallelic relationships of the dwarfing genes in wheat and rye is reviewed. The confusing system of the symbolisation of the GA insensitive dwarfing genes/alleles in wheat is discussed and a nomenclature based on rules for gene symbolisation in wheat is proposed.

Key words

dwarfing genes gene mapping GA insensitivity rye Secale cereale Triticum aestivum wheat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Börner
    • 1
  • J. Plaschke
    • 1
  • V. Korzun
    • 2
  • A. J. Worland
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant ResearchGaterslebenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Genetics and CytologyMinskBelarussia
  3. 3.John Innes CentreNorwichU.K.

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