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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Role of rye in wheat improvement

Uma Mahesh Bhutharaju
Wheat is a cereal crop that is vital for consumption and is used throughout the world as a food source and so it is declared as staple food crop. As the human population is rising there is need to increase the production of wheat by various new molecular breeding techniques or the old plant breeding techniques to meet the food demand. There are also dangers to the production of wheat from climate, pests, diseases and various negative constituents of soils etc. so there is very much need to improve wheat in terms of tolerating the abiotic and biotic stresses. So rye is considered to be the solution in eradicating various stresses in wheat. As rye consists of various desirable genes that help wheat in its genetic improvement. Rye chromatin introgressions are reported to induce good agro-morphological features, pests resistance, disease resistance and also tolerance to various abiotic stresses. In this review a brief information on genes and translocations of rye that induce resistance against abiotic and biotic stress in wheat are included.
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How to cite this article:
Uma Mahesh Bhutharaju. Role of rye in wheat improvement. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 1807-1810.

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