ABSTRACT Fusarium head blight, one of the most destructive diseases of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), results in significant economic losses from reduced grain yield and quality. In recent decades, the disease has been frequently recorded, especially under warm and wet climatic conditions. Genetic resistance has engaged plant breeders because the use of resistant cultivars is the most economical, effective, and environmentally friendly method of control. In the present paper, we summarize the research on resistance genetics of Fusarium head blight, suggest a new method for evaluating Fusarium head blight resistance, and recommend strategies for creating and developing new sources of resistance to Fusarium head blight through the use of alien genes and chromosomal segments.
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nullZhang, L. , Luo, P. , Ren, Z. and Zhang, H. (2011) Controlling fusarium head blight of wheat (triticum aestivum L.) with genetics. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2, 263-270. doi: 10.4236/abb.2011.24038.
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