Fusarium head blight resistance of old hungarian wheat varieties

Gyula Vida, Emese László, Katalin Puskás, László Szunics, Zoltán Bedö, Ottó Veisz

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The gene bank maintained in Martonvásár contains populations of several old Hungarian wheat varieties. Earlier observations indicated that the variety Bánkúti 1201 had outstanding resistance to FHB in experiments artificially inoculated with Fusarium species. Inoculation tests were made on the FHB resistance of Hungarian wheat varieties bred prior to 1960. Averaged over four years, the field spike infection of these wheat varieties and of lines derived from them ranged from 10.2 to 62.5%, with infection rates below 20% for 11 lines and the level of infection of 23 lines was statistically at par with that of the resistant control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-184
Number of pages2
JournalCereal Research Communications
Issue numberSUPPL. 6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008


  • Fusarium head blight
  • Resistance
  • Wheat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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