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Unraveling the Genetic and Geographic Diversity of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. Tritici (Pst) Populations for Effective Control of Stripe Rust in Global Wheat Production

Unraveling the Genetic and Geographic Diversity of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. Tritici (Pst) Populations for Effective Control of Stripe Rust in Global Wheat Production

Amir Afzal1*, Sairah Syed1, Hafiz Husnain Nawaz2, Ruqeah Mustafa1, Marjan Aziz1, Madeeha Khan1, Azra Khan3, Uzma Javed1, Attiq Ur Rehman4, Rubab Altaf 5 and Qamar Shakil6

1Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal, Pakistan; 2Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 39100 italy; 3Soil and Water Conservation Research Institute, Chakwal, Pakistan; 4Center of Excellence of Olive Research and Training, Chakwal, Pakistan; 5University of Haripur, Haripur, Pakistan; 6Fodder Research Sub-Station, Faisalabad.

 
*Correspondence | Amir Afzal, Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal, Pakistan; Email: rajaamirafzal@gmail.com

Figure 1:

Comparison of shriveled grains and healthy grains infected by stripe rust.

Figure 2:

Disease cycles of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici: (a) Insights into uredinial stage formation and epidemic progression; (b) Transition from Uredinial to Telial stage; (c) Teliospore production on wheat; (d) Karyogamy; (e) Formation on basidiospore production; (f) Basidiospore dispersal and disease initiation on Berberis spp. at the pycnial stages (g) and aecial stages on the upper and lower leaf surfaces of Berberis spp. (Ali et al., 2014).

Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research

June

Vol.37, Iss. 2, Pages 88-189

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