Inheritance studies on Fusarium wilt resistance in long duration pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.]

DOI: 10.18805/LR-3805    | Article Id: LR-3805 | Page : 934-937
Citation :- Inheritance studies on Fusarium wilt resistance in long duration pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.].Legume Research-An International Journal.2018.(41):934-937
Anil Kumar Singh, Dhirendra Kumar Singh, Rajeev Kumar, Mahendra Narain Singh and Ved Prakash Rai vprai.genetics@gmail.com
Address : Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India
Submitted Date : 29-11-2016
Accepted Date : 10-07-2017

Abstract

Fusarium wilt (FW) is a major fungal disease of pigeonpea causing huge economic losses annually and breeding of FW resistant cultivars is essential as other control measures such as fungicides are expensive and harmful to environment. To understand the inheritance of FW resistance, nine populations each of F1, F2 and BCSF1 (F1 × susceptible parent) derived from crossing between three adopted but susceptible long duration pigeonpea cultivars (MA-6, MAL-13 and MAL-18) with three FW resistant lines (BSMR-846, BWR-23 and BDN-2029). All F1 plants were resistant to FW indicating the dominance of resistance. The ÷2 test for goodness-of-fit showed F2 segregation ratio of 13:3 (one dominant and one recessive), 15:1 (two dominant genes) and 3:1 (one dominant gene) in BSMR-846, BWR-23 and BDN-2029, respectively. The information generated on the genetics of FW resistance will be helpful in development of high yielding and stable wilt resistant, long duration pigeonpea varieties.

Keywords

Dominance Fusarium wilt resistance Genetics Long duration Recessive

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