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  • 1 Shandong Agricultural University, Tai'an 271018, Shandong, China
  • 2 Shandong Agricultural University, Tai'an 271018, Shandong, China
  • 3 NARIC, 6726 Szeged, Hungary
  • 4 Dezhou University, Shandong 253023, China
  • 5 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
  • 6 Cereal Research Non-profit Co. Ltd., 6726 Szeged, Hungary
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Stripe or yellow rust (Yr), caused by Puccinia striiformis Westend. (Pst), is one of the most important wheat diseases worldwide. New aggressive Pst races can spread quickly, even between countries and continents. To identify and exploit stripe rust resistance genes, breeders must characterize first the Pst resistance and genotypes of their cultivars. To find new sources of resistances it is important to study how wheat varieties respond to Pst races that predominate in other continents. In this study we evaluated stripe rust resistance in 53 Hungarian winter wheat cultivars in China. Twenty-four cultivars (45.3%) had all stage resistance (ASR) and 1 (1.9%) had adult-plant resistance (APR), based on seedling tests in growth chambers and adult-plant tests in fields. We molecularly genotyped six Yr resistance genes: Yr5, Yr10, Yr15, Yr17, Yr18, and Yr36. Yr18, an APR gene, was present alone in five cultivars, and in ‘GK Kapos’, that also had seedling resistance. The other five Yr genes were absent in all cultivars tested.

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