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Inheritance of Resistance to Gray Leaf Spot in Crosses Involving Selected Resistant Inbred Lines of Corn

September 1998 , Volume 88 , Number  9
Pages  972 - 982

S. T. Coates and D. G. White

Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801

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Accepted for publication 31 May 1998.

Three populations derived from crosses of selected resistant inbreds (061, B37HtN, and DS:74:1071) with susceptible inbred FR1141 and a population derived from a cross of B37 × B37HtN were evaluated for gray leaf spot severity in 1992 and 1993 at Urbana, IL, and Andrews, NC. Populations included the susceptible parent (P1), the resistant parent (P2), F1 and F2 generations, backcrosses BCP1 and BCP2, and, when space and seed were available, one or more of the F3, BCP1S1, and BCP2S1 generations. Plants at Urbana were inoculated, and naturally occurring disease was relied upon at Andrews. Individual plants were rated by visually estimating the percent leaf area blighted (necrotic). Generation mean analysis of data combined over years or locations indicated that a simple additive-dominance model was able to explain the inheritance of resistance for all populations. Dominance effects were detected in all population evaluated. For the FR1141 × 061 and FR1141 × B37HtN populations, dominance was significant at early ratings, but not at late ratings. Results from generation mean analysis for individual years, locations, and rating were variable.

Additional keywords: Cercospora zeae-maydis , maize .

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