European Breeding Plant College

Breeding for virus resistance
22 March 2017 12:00

The use of resistant cultivars is a very important part of managing diseases caused by virus infection. Plants have different modes of defence against viruses, including RNA silencing, hypersensitive response and mutations of susceptibility genes.

The resistance genes are used for breeding of cultivars with improved virus resistance.

In the lecture, defence mechanisms against viruses are discussed and how they may be used for breeding.


Lecturer: Anders Kvarnheden

Professor Dept. of Plant Biology






Organized by SLU


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