Abstract:Leaf rust, caused by Puccinia triticina (Pt) is among the most devastating diseases posing a significant threat to global wheat production. The continuously evolving virulent Pt races in North America calls for exploring new sources of leaf rust resistance. A diversity panel of 365 bread wheat accessions selected from a worldwide population of landraces and cultivars was evaluated at the seedling stage against four Pt races (TDBJQ, TBBGS, MNPSD and, TNBJS). A wide distribution of seedling responses against the… Show more
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