Weedy species of rice show promise for disease resistance
J. Neil Rutger, University of California
Robert K. Webster, Department of Plant Pathology
Richard A. Figoni, University of California
California Agriculture 37(1):7-9. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v037n01p7.
Breeders are using weedy species as reservoirs of genes for resistance
J. Neil Rutger is Research Geneticist, U.S. Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service, stationed in the Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California, Davis; Robert K. Webster is Professor, Department of Plant Pathology; Richard A. Figoni is former graduate student, University of California, Davis.
The authors thank Dr. W. F. Lehman, Agronomist, Imperial Valley Field Station, El Centro, for growing the plant introduction nurseries and to Dr. H. L. Carnahan, Director of Plant Breeding. California Co-operative Rice Research Foundation, Biggs, for growing some of the F3 populations in 1980.