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GRAICHEN, Felipe André Sganzerla et al. Inheritance of resistance to oat crown rust in recombinant inbred lines. Sci. agric. (Piracicaba, Braz.) [online]. 2010, vol.67, n.4, pp. 435-440. ISSN 0103-9016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-90162010000400010.
Crown rust is the main disease affecting oats (Avena sativa L.), and genetic resistance has been the chief method utilized to control this disease. A population composed of 135 recombinant inbred lines, F5:6, generated by crossing the oat cultivar UFRGS 8 with the genotype Pc68/5*Starter, was assessed on the inheritance of resistance to crown rust (Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae P. Syd. & Syd.). The evaluation of resistance in F5:6 seedlings was based on the type of infection resulting from inoculation with the race SQPT of P. coronata f. sp. avenae. The proportion of Resistant: Susceptible seedlings (R:S) was 62:64, which indicates that inheritance was governed by a single gene. The assessment of resistance inheritance in adult plants was performed in the field during the years 2004 and 2005. The distinction between resistant and susceptible classes was based on the final severity (FS) as well as the area under the disease progress curve, which was normalized and corrected (AUDPC*c). F5:6 and F5:7 were evaluated under field conditions in 2004 and 2005, demonstrating a ratio of approximately 1R:3S, which fits with a typical two genes inheritance model.
Keywords : Avena sativa; Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae; Pc68 gene; race-specific resistance.