Lines of maize showing different levels of quantitative resistance to southern leaf blight in our field in Clayton, NC.

 

We are interested in the genetic basis of quantitative disease resistance in maize.   Quantitative disease resistance, also known as partial disease resistance, confers a level of resistance that is less than complete but is usually effective in protecting yield.  It is usually based on several genes,  in contrast to qualitative disease resistance, which usually confers high levels of resistance but is conferred by a single gene.

We are part of the USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit and are located in the Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.  We also have association with the Department of Crop Science at NCSU.

Peter Balint-Kurti

USDA-ARS

Dept. of Plant Pathology,

NC State University

Raleigh NC 27695-7616

Phone: 919-515-3516

Lab: 919 515 7376

Fax:919-856-4816

E-mail: peter_balintkurti@ncsu.edu

 

 

 

USDA-ARS Maize Disease Resistance Genetics at NC State

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