Vol. 14 No. 3
Identification of lentil genotypes resistant to bruchid (Callosobruchus chinensis L.) and selection of diverse parental pair
Author(s): A. K. Saha, S. Sarkar and S. Bhattacharyya
Abstract: Bruchid (Callosobruchus chinensis L.) is the most devastating storage pest of the pulses in storage condition. Lentil is one of the important pulse cropsand scanty of literature is available regarding the bruchid resistance in this crop. Climatic condition of West Bengal favours the pulse beetle infestation during storage of pulses. Therefore, we investigated the potential resistant sources among 94 lentil cultivated genotypes by feeding assay against this pest in laboratory condition. Ten high yielding genotypes were screened based on their resistance. Diversity analysis was performed by utilizing 12 phenotypic markers and 12 SSR markers to decipher the best possible parental pair. Based on this study it was found that WBL-77 and Precoz is the best parental pair
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