My name is Professor Robert Park.
I work at the University of
Sydney Plant Breeding Institute
where I hold the
Judith and David Coffey
Chair in Sustainable Agriculture.
I'm also the director of the
Australian Cereal Rust Control
Today I'm going to talk
to you about biotic stress
tolerance and resistance plants.
Today's lecture will cover, firstly,
the importance of plant diseases,
for disease control,
and thirdly, I will discuss the
genetic control of plant pathogens.
In this section, I will
cover the terminology
that we use in host
For example, what is resistance
and what its pathogenicity?
I will also discuss the
gene-for-gene hypothesis which
is the foundation of almost all the
work we do in resistance breeding.
And then finally, I want to spend
a little bit of time and talk
to you about the wheat rust
diseases and resistance breeding.
This is an area that I've
worked in for the past 30 years.