VARIANT SPECIFIC STUDIES ON INHERITANCE FOR RESISTANCE TO FUSARIUM WILT IN PIGEONPEA[CAJANUS CAJAN (L.) MILLSP.]

Article Id: LR-2955 | Page : 576-581
Citation :- VARIANT SPECIFIC STUDIES ON INHERITANCE FOR RESISTANCE TO FUSARIUM WILT IN PIGEONPEA[CAJANUS CAJAN (L.) MILLSP.].Legume Research-An International Journal.2013.(36):576-581
Prakash Patil*, I.P. Singh, Vishwa Dhar, R.G. Chaudhary, S. Datta, S.K. Chaturvedi and N. Nadarajan patilbt@gmail.com
Address : Division of Crop Improvement, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur,- 208 024, India

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to investigate the inheritance of resistance against two variants of Fusarium wilt (Variant 1 and Variant 2), using highly resistant (ICP8863) and susceptible (Type 7) pigeonpea genotypes. In order to develop F2 mapping population from the cross Type 7 x ICP8863, homogeneity and true hybridity testing was carried out using molecular markers (OPP-17, CCB-10, PPMC-1, PPMC-2, and PPMC-3). Phenotyping of mapping population was carried against two variants in the pots inoculated with 5% of inoculum (w/w) under green house conditions. Chi-square test based on phenotypic data revealed that the resistance was governed by a single recessive gene against variant 1 and two recessive genes against variant 2 in ICP8863. These results will be helpful in developing appropriate mapping and resistance breeding strategies against these two variants of Fusarium wilt in pigeonpea.

Keywords

Fusarium udum Pigeonpea Wilt resistance.

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