Literature

The BGRI offers this collection of journal articles regarding wheat and the rusts. Using the search box on the left, you can search article text and sort the results by year of publication and periodical. If there are any citatiions missing, please contact the BGRI

Expert Picks

Each month the BGRI will feature seminal journal articles selected by experts in the wheat rust community. This month, Gordon Cisar, Associate Director of the DRRW project selects:
Probability of Mutation to Multiple Virulence and Durability of Resistance Gene Pyramids:

Gordon Cisar writes: The 'Letter to the Editor' of the APS authored by C.C. Mundt (Volume 80, No. 3, 1990) presents an alternative view to the 'probabilities hypothesis' of stepwise acquisition of virulence. As he explains, his experience indicates that 'an elaboration of the opposite view is needed." The contrary view that is presented would have significant implications on the development of resistant gene pyramids and gene cassettes. It is a short read that presents some thoughtful evidence.