Segregation and transmission of host resistance to scab (Venturia pirina) in pear breeding progeny under natural infection in an orchard
SM Liu, G Ye, SM Richards, KF Smith
Scientia Horticulturae | ELSEVIER | Published : 2009
Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) provides the financial support for this research.We are greatly indebt to Mr Graeme McGregor, who led the Australian National Pear Breeding Program between 1991 and 2005, and acknowledge the contribution made by John Washbourne, Paul Pearce, Dr Peter Jerie, Leigh Issell, Dave Haberfield and Michael Jordan at DPI Vic, Dr Eleanor Melvin-Carter, John Cripps in WA Agriculture & Food, and Dr Jill Campbell in DPI NSW in developing/or establishing the families used in this study. Also we thank Dr Oscar N. Villalta, DPI Vic for his input during this research and two anonymous referees for their comments to improve the manuscript.