Muhammad Siddique Samoon*, Kifayatullah Korejo, Abdul Majid Channa, Zakir Hussain Shah, Adnan Rasheed, Muhammad Sharique Qureshi
Abstract. Stem Rust of wheat is caused by the fungus Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici. It is the deadliest disease of the wheat. It causes massive yield losses annually worldwide. The pgt race that was surfaced in Uganda in 1999 caused an alarming situation in the wheat growing regions of the world. The gene Sr31 that had been protecting the wheat crop that was conquered by the race Ug99.There has been going on massive screening of wheat cultivars against the race. In order to find hidden resistance against Ug99. A Set of 112 wheat landraces was screened for stem rust resistance genes. Results showed that Sr31, Srcad9 and Sr2 genes were completely absent in Pakistani Wheat Landraces while Sr35, Sr39, Sr22, Sr24 and Sr26 were present in different percentages.
Keywords: Stem rust, Sr genes, Wheat Landraces, Molecular markers
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Samoon, M.S., Korejo, K., Channa, A.M.., Shah, Z.H., Rasheed, A., Qureshi, M.S. (2022). Detection of Stem Rust genes in Pakistani Wheat Landraces by using Molecular Markers. Nipp. J. Environ. Sci., 3(3), 004