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Advances in pest- and disease-resistant apple varieties

Code: 9781838790165
Markus Kellerhals, Agroscope, Switzerland

Chapter synopsis: Disease and pest-resistant cultivars can significantly contribute to sustainable and resilient cultivation of apples. In this chapter, we review the development of apples that are resistant to a number of important diseases, including apple scab, powdery mildew, fire blight, nectria canker and Marssonina apple blotch. We also briefly consider the development of apples which are resistant to pests, before discussing DNA-based selection techniques for developing resistance and the mechanisms on which resistance depends.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2016.0017.22
Table of contents 1 Introduction: the development of disease-resistant apple varieties 2 Resistance to apple scab, powdery mildew and fire blight 3 Resistance to Nectria canker, Marssonina apple blotch and other diseases 4 Resistance to pests 5 Selection techniques and resistance mechanisms 6 Current disease-resistant apple varieties 7 Summary 8 Where to look for further information 9 References

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