First resistances against Wheat dwarf virus discovered

Through a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 500 wheat varieties, researchers of the Julius Kühn-Institut have identified 14 gene loci that are consistently associated with low yield losses due to infection by Wheat dwarf virus. These QTL (quantitative trait loci) could be used for breeding new virus resistant wheat cultivars.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft