Study of Sterility Mosaic Disease Resistance on Immortal Population in Pigeonpea

Joshi, S and Revath, T and Umadevi, G and Sameer Kumar, C V and Anuradha, G (2017) Study of Sterility Mosaic Disease Resistance on Immortal Population in Pigeonpea. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6 (9). pp. 1-6. ISSN 23197692

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The cultivated pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) is one of the most important source of protein for worlds marginal and vegetarian population. Sterility mosaic disease (SMD) also known as “green plague of pigeonpea” is one of the severe threats in pigeon pea production causing severe yield loss. Keeping this in view, identification of SMD resistant cultivars with better understanding of inheritance of disease were key consideration for the present study. RILs were screened for SMD resistance with leaf stapling technique at Green house, IBT, PJTSAU during Kharif 2012 and 2013. RILs showed digenic ratio (9S:7R) for SMD resistance, indicating complementary gene action which showed dominance of susceptibility over resistant and based on the per cent disease incidence, the RILs could be broadly classified as resistant (PDI <20%) and susceptible (PDI >20%).The SMD incidence among the 188 RILs ranged from 0 to 100% whereas, the susceptible parent (ICP 8863) showed mean value of 79.17% and resistant parent (ICPL 20097) showed it as 0%. Out of total 188 RILs screened, 90 RILs showed resistant reaction to SMD infection while 98 RILs were susceptible. 33 RILs were identified as resistant lines which consistently showed 0% PDI during screening for both the years.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeon pea, SMD, Sterility mosaic disease, Green plague, Leaf stapling technique
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Plant Disease
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 08:37
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 08:37
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Acknowledgement: Authors acknowledge Dr Rajeev K. Varshney and Dr Rachit Saxena from ICRISAT-Hyderabad for providing seed material as 188 RIL population along with their parents i.e. ICPL 20097 and ICP 8863 and Dr Mamta Sharma for providing susceptible leaf material from the SMD infected plot.
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