The inheritance of resistance to races 56 and 15B-1L was studied in back-crosses of Hope and H-44 to Marquis. The results indicated that both varieties carry the same three genes. Resistance to race 56 is controlled by two dominant genes, Sr 1 which conditions seedling or physiological resistance and Sr 2 which conditions adult plant resistance. At either the seedling or adult plant stage both genes must be present to provide full resistance to race 56. A single recessive gene, not yet named, provides resistance to race 15B-1L.The gene Sr 1 was transferred from Hope to Marquis by backcrossing and the line was crossed to the Chinese Spring monosomics. The gene proved to be on chromosome 2B (XIII).
The inheritance of resistance to stem rust races 56 and 15B-1L (Can.) in the wheat varieties Hope and H-44
Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology