, Volume 61, Issue 2, pp 123–130 | Cite as

Enhanced leaf rust resistance in wheat conditioned by resistance gene pairs with Lr13

  • J. A. Kolmer


Leaf rust resistance gene Lr13 is present in many North American hard red spring wheat cultivars that have shown durable resistance to leaf rust. Fifteen pair-wise combinations of Lr13 and seedling leaf rust resistance genes were developed by intercrossing near isogenic Thatcher lines. In both seedling and adult plant tests, homozygous paired combinations of specific resistance genes with Lr13 had enhanced resistance relative to either parent to rust isolates that had intermediate avirulent infection types to the additional genes. In field tests, homozygous lines were more resistant than either parent if the additional leaf rust gene conditioned an effective level of resistance when present singly.

Key words

rust resistance gene interaction Puccinia recondita Triticum aestivum leaf rust wheat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Kolmer
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  1. 1.Agriculture Canada Research StationWinnipegCanada

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