Annals of Applied Biology (1997) 130, 537-547

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N. Evans, N. Mcroberts, D. Hitchcock and G. Marshall (1997)
Identification of the determinants of host resistance and pathogenicity in interactions between Alternaria linicola Groves and Skolko and Linum usitatissimum L. accessions using multivariate analyses
Annals of Applied Biology 130 (3), 537-547
Abstract: Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and canonical variates analysis (CVA) were used to examine differences in host plant resistance and pathogen behaviour in interactions between Alternaria linicola and three genotypes of Linum usitatissimum, previously identified as susceptible, moderately resistant and resistant to the pathogen. Significant differences in pathogen development were found among the Linum accessions at 18, 24, and 40 h after inoculation. At 18 h after inoculation attempted penetration by the pathogen was relatively rare on all three accessions and canonical variates analysis revealed that overall differences among accessions resulted from large differences with respect to a small number of variables associated with successful penetration on the most susceptible accession. At later times after inoculation, when attempted penetration was more common, overall differences among accessions were found to result from smaller absolute differences among a group of variables which characterised the early colonisation of the host tissue. The results from these investigations are discussed in relation to recent research on the ecology of the pathogen and the importance of the timing of host responses to infection in determining host plant resistance.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
resistance/tolerance/defence of host

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Alternaria linicola Linseed/flax (Linum usitatissimum) United Kingdom