Somatic hybridization between nicotiana rustica and nicotiana tabacum development of tobacco breeding strains with disease resistance and elevated nicotine content

Pandeya, R.S.; Douglas, G.C.; Keller, W.A.; Setterfield, G.; Patrick, Z.A.

Zeitschrift fuer Pflanzenzuechtung 96(4): 346-352

1986


Accession: 006437497

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Abstract
The successful utilization of somatic hybrids of Nicotiana rustica and N. tabacum in developing strains of tobacco with elevated leaf alkaloid (nicotine) content and resistance to blue mold [Peronospora tabacina] and black root rot [Thielaviopsis basicola] is demonstrated.