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Pre-emptive Breeding for Russian Wheat Aphid Resistance

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The aims of the project are to:1) characterize available RWA resistant germplasm and a set of Australian cultivars in wheat and barley against available RWA biotypes in France and USA, 2) identify closely linked molecular markers to resistance genes and validate them in Australian wheat and barley backgrounds, and 3) introgress RWA resistance into Australian wheat and barley backgrounds... Crosses will be made between most useful resistant..... Biosecurity threats require international collaboration, as often the pest or disease cannot be brought to Australia even for research purposes...
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