Development of „near isogenic lines“ as basis for sustainable breeding of basil-cultivars with resistance against downy mildew
2014 - 2016
Basil production in Germany takes place in specialized farms, where since 2006 the appearance of the downy mildew pathogen (Peronospora belbahrii) on basil has been regularly observed. Contaminated seeds with the pathogen act as primary inoculum source and secondary the air distributed spores. The control of the downy mildew pathogen on seed and on basil crop is limited and efficient methods are not available.
Control of downy mildew in basil by reducing the relative humidity
Djalali Farahani-Kofoet, R.; Grosch, R. 2017. Control of downy mildew in basil by reducing the relative humidity. Botanikertagung 2017, Plant Research in a Changing World, Book of Abstracts, 7128.