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Breeding fruit cultivars with durable disease resistance

Code: 9781838799052
Vincent G. M. Bus and Joanna K. Bowen, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, New Zealand; Andrea Patocchi, Agroscope, Switzerland; Giovanni A. L. Broggini, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Satish Kumar, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, New Zealand; and François N. D. Laurens, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, France

Chapter synopsis: Resistance breeding can make a lasting contribution to pest and disease control in an integrated management strategy provided that the resistance is durable. This chapter discusses strategies for achieving durable resistance based on genes that target pathogen fitness, gene pyramiding and nonhost resistance. The chapter examines the application of breeding tools. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future trends in resistance breeding and provides guidance on further reading in this area.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Pathways to durable resistance 3 Resistance breeding targets 4 Application of breeding tools 5 Conclusion and future trends 6 Where to look for further information 7 References

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