, Volume 149, Issue 1–2, pp 97–103 | Cite as

Evaluation of resistance sources and inheritance of resistance in kidney bean to Indian virulences of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum

Evaluation of resistance in bean to anthracnose
  • Anju Pathania
  • P. N. Sharma
  • O. P. Sharma
  • R. K. Chahota
  • Bilal Ahmad
  • P. Sharma


Forty nine common bean lines comprising of exotic accessions and locally grown cultivars evaluated against Colletotrichum lindemuthianum exhibited differential resistance to its races in Himachal Pradesh, a north-western Himalayan state of India. Some exotic accessions like G 2333, Cornell 49242, PI 207262, Mexique 222, TO, Perry Marrow, Kaboon and Widusa were resistant to more than five Indian races, whereas two Indian accessions KRC-5 and Hans showed resistance to six and four races, respectively. However, nine accessions KRC-8, KR-40, KR-43, KR-81, KR-62-2, KR-90, KR-142, KR-148, and KR-216 were resistant to three races. Race specific resistance has been observed in different bean cultivars. Studies on inheritance of resistance in exotic accession G 2333 and Indian accession, KRC-5 showed that two independent dominant genes conferred resistance in G 2333 to race 3 and 515 and a single dominant gene controlled resistance in KRC-5 to race 775, indicating resistance from these sources is easily transferable to the locally adapted susceptible cultivars.

Key words

Bean anthracnose Colletotrichum lindemuthianum common bean Phaseolus vulgaris L. resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anju Pathania
    • 1
  • P. N. Sharma
    • 1
  • O. P. Sharma
    • 1
  • R. K. Chahota
    • 2
  • Bilal Ahmad
    • 1
  • P. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of Plant PathologyCSK HP Agricultural UniversityPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plant Breeding & GeneticsCSK HP Agricultural UniversityPalampurIndia

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