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Breeding for Fusarium head blight resistance in wheat - progress and challenges

Buerstmayr, Maria; Steiner, Barbara; Buerstmayr, Hermann

Plant Breeding, Volume 139, Issue 3, Page429-454

DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12797

Published JUN 2020


Fusarium head blight is among the most extensively studied fungal diseases of wheat and other small grain cereals due to its impact on yield and quality, but particularly due to its potential to produce mycotoxins, which are harmful to humans and animals. Since our last comprehensive review on QTL mapping and marker-assisted selection for FHB resistance in wheat in 2009, numerous studies have been conducted to identify, validate or fine-map resistance QTL. The main aim of this review is to update and summarize findings on FHB resistance breeding of wheat published during the last decade. Furthermore, we compiled a user-friendly table listing FHB resistance QTL data providing a valuable resource for further FHB resistance research. The role of morphological and phenological traits on FHB resistance and possible consequences for resistance breeding are discussed. This review concentrates current knowledge on breeding for FHB resistance and suggests strategies to enhance resistance by deploying molecular breeding methods, including marker-assisted and genomic selection.

We are very happy, that our article has been read and cited very often and, thus, has been recently rated as HOT CITED PAPER. That does mean, that this relatively new publication is to find within the top 0,1% cited articles within the scientific topics of plant- and animal sciences. An earlier review from our group in 2009 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0523.2008.01550.x) made it to 465 citations so far, making it the most cited article in the journal Plant Breeding.

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