Role of stomata and hairs in resistance/susceptibility of wheat to Karnal bunt

Grewal, T.S.; Indu Sharma; Aujla, S.S.

Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology 29(2): 217-221


Twenty six varieties/lines of Triticum aestivum, T. durum and Tritico secale with known levels of resistance/susceptibility to Karnal bunt, caused by Neovossia indica were selected to determine the role of hairs and stomata in imparting resistance in wheat to Karnal bunt. In bread wheat, the resistant lines had significantly less stomata on glumes and rachis than that of susceptible lines.