Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 37 issue 4 (december 2022) : 387-390

Studies on Inheritance of Botrytis Grey Mould Resistance in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Rajneesh Bhardwaj, R.K. Panwar, A.K. Gaur, S.K. Verma
1School of Agriculture, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun-248 171, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Submitted27-04-2022|

  • Accepted23-08-2022|

  • First Online 05-09-2022|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP516

Cite article:- Bhardwaj Rajneesh, Panwar R.K., Gaur A.K., Verma S.K. (2022). Studies on Inheritance of Botrytis Grey Mould Resistance in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 37(4): 387-390. doi: 10.18805/BKAP516.
Background: Botrytis grey mould (BGM) is a fungal disease of chickpea and can infect plants at any stage of development. In order to develop the resistant varieties, it is a necessary to understand the pattern of inheritance of its resistance and hence experiments were conducted during rabi 2014-17 at field area of GBPUAT, Pantnagar. 
Methods: The six different generations of three crosses i.e., DKG 876 x GNG1581, DKG 876 x H 208 and DKG 876 x DCP 92-3 were used as experimental material. All six generations were sown in compact family block design and data obtained from field disease screening were subjected to chi-square analysis. 
Result: The results revealed that resistance to BGM was dominant over susceptibility. The inheritance of resistance against BGM showed monogenic dominant resistance in ratio of 3 (resistant):1 (susceptible). The results of present study showed the presence of a major gene in governing resistance to BGM in chickpea.

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