Biotic Stress Resistance Genes in Wheat

J. Singla*, S. G. Krattinger

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

27 Scopus citations


Biotic stress - caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects and arachnids, and weeds - is a major constraint for wheat production. Plants have evolved sophisticated mechanisms to fight biotic stress. Hundreds of biotic stress resistance genes are known in wheat; however, only a few of them have been cloned and characterized at the molecular level. This article provides an overview of the current knowledge about biotic stress resistance genes in wheat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Production and Genetics of Food Grains
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123947864
ISBN (Print)9780123944375
StatePublished - Dec 17 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Alien introgressions
  • Bacteria
  • Biotic stress
  • Biotrophic
  • Durable resistance
  • Fungi
  • Insects
  • Necrotrophic
  • Nematodes
  • Viruses
  • Weeds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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