RUSTS are the most serious of all the fungal diseases that attack the wheat crop in India.
Of the three rusts of wheat, black and brown cause greatest damage to the crop in
the important wheat growing states. The latter is particularly severe under mild
temperature conditions of the North Indian plains and low elevation hills. Of the
prevalent races of brown rust in the country, viz., 10, II, 17, 20, 26, 63, 70, 77, 106,
107, 108 and 162, races 10, 20 and 63 are the moot frequently encountered, (Mehta,
1933; Vasudeva et at., 1955). Under the hybridization programmes for incorporating
rust resistance, N.P. 770 and N;P. 809 were crossed with a number of foreign donors
of r~sistance. The available hybrid material was utilized for the study of the mode of
inheritance of resistance to race 10.
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