Sources of resistance to ascochyta blight in wild cicer species

Singh, K B and Reddy, M V (1993) Sources of resistance to ascochyta blight in wild cicer species. Netherlands Journal of Plant Pathology, 99 (3). pp. 163-167. ISSN 0028-2944

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An evaluation was made in field and greenhouse tests performed during 1988-91 of the resistance of 201 accessions of 8 annual wild Cicer spp. to Ascochyta rabiei, the cause of the major foliar disease of chickpea. Four accessions of C. judaicum and 7 of C. pinnatifidum were found to be resistant or moderately resistant to the pathogen. The blight-resistant accessions of C. judaicum originated from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, and those of C. pinnatifidum originated from Syria and Turkey. They mostly had a spreading growth habit and a very small seed size, but are thought to have potential for the transfer of genes for resistance. None of the accessions of C. bijugum, C. chorassanicum, C. cuneatum, C. echinospermum, C. reticulatum or C. yamashitae was resistant to blight

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Others > Plant Virology
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 13:03
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2011 13:03
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