Seedling and adult plant resistance of barley genotypes to stripe rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei)
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The incidence of stripe rust may be very serious in susceptible varieties and result in heavy yield losses.Both minor and major genes are known to provide stripe rust resistance in barley. Finding and characterising such sources of resistance to P. hordei could facilitate their utilisation in breeding programmes. Resistance breeding in India has been based on sources available in landraces of indigenous or exotic origin, as in cultivated barley available sources of resistance are limited.