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Variation and Distribution of the Oat Crown Rust-Fungus, PucciniaCoronata Avenae,in Britain in Relation to Breeding Resistant Oat Cultivars

  • B. C. Clifford
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Part of the World Crops: Production, Utilization, Description book series (WCPU, volume 12)

Abstract

Puccinia coronata avenae, the cause of oat crown rust, is endemic in Britain and occurs most commonly in the warmer southern and south western parts of England and Wales and in particular in Devon, Cornwall, Kent and S. Wales. The fungus appears to overwinter in the uredial stage on autumn-sown crops, on volunteer oat plants and on wild Avena spp. The alternate host, Rhamnus cathartica, although grown as an ornamental shrub, is unimportant in the epidemiology and biology of the fungus, and survival of P.coronatadepends on survival of the oat host.

Keywords

Alternate Host Crown Rust Disease Nursery Ornamental Shrub Rhamnus Cathartica 
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References

  1. 1.
    Griffiths, D.J .: Rep. Welsh PI. Breed. Stn for 1961, pp. 61–62, 1962Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Clifford, B.C .: Rep. Welsh PI. Breed. Stn for 1974, p. 33, 1975Google Scholar

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. C. Clifford
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  1. 1.Welsh Plant Breeding StationDyfed, WalesUK

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