Breeding groundnut for rust resistance: A review

Daudi, H and Shimelis, H and Mwadzingeni, L and Laing, M and Okori, P (2019) Breeding groundnut for rust resistance: A review. Legume Research (TSI), 42 (3). pp. 291-299. ISSN 0250-5371

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Sustainable groundnut production can be realised through development and adoption of high yielding cultivars possessing durable rust resistance. Integrating conventional breeding with genomic tools in identifying candidate rust resistance genes, and introgressing the genes into adapted elite germplasm, with the aid of molecular makers, could enhance breeding for rust resistance. This review highlights breeding approaches for groundnut rust resistance, with emphasis on integrating conventional breeding with marker-assisted selection. The life cycle, symptoms and epidemiology of the pathogen are also discussed to understand the host-pathogen interaction and guide groundnut rust resistance breeding.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epidemiology, Groundnut rust, Host resistance, Marker-assisted selection, Puccinia arachidis
Subjects: Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 06:40
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 06:40
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Acknowledgement: The authors thank the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for financial support of the study. Thanks are due to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and the Government of Tanzania, for giving study leave to the first author.
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