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Australian Cereal Rust Control Program- Adult Plant Resistance to Wheat Rusts

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Rust diseases of wheat continue to cause significant losses worldwide and in Australia... Another common mechanism for resistance break-down is through introduction of new races as happened in early 2000 when a new exotic race of yellow rust pathogen was identified in Western Australia... Australian wheat breeders will be the immediate beneficiary utilization of molecular markers developed in the project, germplasm from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and rust resistance information generated in Kenya and Mexico will benefit wheat growers and industries in Australia and worldwide...
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