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Dr Mehmet Cakir, Senior Research Fellow at Murdoch University, WA, will conduct and co-ordinate research evaluating Russian wheat aphid resistance in wheat and barley, thanks to a five year GRDC grant... Russian wheat aphid can destroy up to 70 per cent of a wheat crop and more than that in barley... The project will evaluate resistance, develop resistant wheat and barley varieties to biotypes of Russian wheat aphid and finally identify molecular markers for resistance so that continuous breeding for Russian wheat aphid is possible in Australia," Dr Cakir said. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dr Mehmet Cakir, Senior Research Fellow at Murdoch University, WA, will conduct and co-ordinate research evaluating Russian wheat aphid resistance in wheat and barley, thanks to a five year GRDC grant... A significant pest in the USA, South Africa and parts of South America, Europe and Asia, it is present in all major wheat and barley growing areas of the world except Australia. ".. The project will evaluate resistance, develop resistant wheat and barley varieties to biotypes of Russian wheat aphid and finally identify molecular markers for resistance so that continuous breeding for Russian wheat aphid is possible in Australia," Dr Cakir said. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
This new genetic material will be used by breeding companies to develop new wheat varieties that will be able to maintain yield in the presence of the disease... New sources of tolerance developed will be progressively released to breeding companies for development of improved wheat varieties which have effective tolerance to crown rot, and that are able to maintain yield in the presence of the disease... The primary output of the project will be new sources of tolerance to crown rot, that combine genes from two or more existing sources, within genetic backgrounds that are adapted to the main wheat growing regions of Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
This new genetic material will be used by breeding companies to develop new wheat varieties that will be able to maintain yield in the presence of the disease... New sources of tolerance developed will be progressively released to breeding companies for development of improved wheat varieties which have effective tolerance to crown rot, and that are able to maintain yield in the presence of the disease... The primary output of the project will be new sources of tolerance to crown rot, that combine genes from two or more existing sources, within genetic backgrounds that are adapted to the main wheat growing regions of Australia...
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