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Identification and localization of molecular markers linked to the Lr52 leaf rust resistance gene of wheat

Tar,M.; Purnhauser,L.; Csosz,M.

Cereal Research Communications: 3, 409-415


ISSN/ISBN: 0133-3720
DOI: 10.1556/crc.36.2008.3.5
Accession: 031775121

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Growing resistant wheat cultivars is considered to be an efficient and environmentally safe approach in reducing damage caused by leaf rust disease. Among the numerous leaf rust resistance genes of wheat, Lr52 is a very effective one with a broad spectrum resistance. The objective of this study was to identify and map molecular markers closely linked to the Lr52 resistance gene. Out of 280 RAPD, 44 SSR and 8 STS markers tested, three showed close linkage to the Lr52.

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