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Breeding stem rust resistant oat using wild Avena species

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The future of oat stem rust resistance in Australia depends on identifying and introgressing new sources of resistance into adapted varieties in conjunction with strategies recommended for the new Australian Cereal Rust Control Program... The project will use cytogenetic techniques to transfer sources of stem and leaf rust resistance from wild oat species into breeding lines which can be easily used by breeders to develop new rust resistant oat varieties... The project builds on the results of two previous GRDC funded projects, DAS00031 and DAS00074 which demonstrated the existence of novel sources of leaf rust resistance in the wild oat species Avena strigosa and A abyssinica, and stem rust resistance in A damascena, A longiglumis, A murphyi, A prostrata and A sterilis...