, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 147–160

Sources and distribution of the complementary genes for hybrid necrosis in wheat

  • J. G. Th. Hermsen


Hybrid necrosis in wheat is based on 2 complementary genes Ne1 and Ne2. Unitl now among the 509 varieties and selections tested 89 Ne1-and 207 Ne2-carriers were found. By tracing the descendence of these carriers several sources of the necrosis genes (mostly land varieties) could be detected. At the same time it was demonstrated that notably the frequent use of certain carrier-varieties as parents in crosses has promoted the distribution of the necrosis genes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Th. Hermsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Breeding InstituteWageningen

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