SIX physiologic races, II, 12, 13 , 14 , 15 and 16, of Melampsora lini, the linseed rust,
have been isolated in India (Prasada, 1948; Lele, 1952; Vasudeva, Sethi and Lele,
1955 and Misra, 1963). Although all the races are found in tracts where linseed is
regularly grown, I. is reported to be the most prevalent and widely occurring.
Though for a plant breeder field reaction is quite important, seedling studies have
the added advantage of knowing the reaction to different races where the races are
clearly identified and defined. No work appears to have been done in India on the
mode of inheritance to individual races of rust in the seedling stage. This note deals
with the inheritance of seedling resistance to race II.
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