Screening and selection of lentil (Lens Miller) germplasm resistant to seed bruchids (Bruchus spp.)

Laserna-Ruiz, I. and De-Los-Mozos-Pascual, M. and Santana-Meridas, O. and Sanchez-Vioque, R. and et al, . (2012) Screening and selection of lentil (Lens Miller) germplasm resistant to seed bruchids (Bruchus spp.). Euphytica. 10 p..

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Seed weevil (Bruchus spp.) is one of the most damaging pests to lentil crop, and the current chemical treatments to control this insect present numerous disadvantages. In this work, we have searched for resistant or almost resistant lentil cultivars to be used as potential sources of genes for resistance to bruchids as a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to diminish harvest loss. Thus, a lentil germplasm collection of 571 accessions from 27 different countries, and including wild species was screened for susceptibility to seed bruchids under natural field conditions in Central Spain. Infestation was evaluated in comparison with a check (lentil cultivar ‘Lyda’) according to the number of eggs per pod and the infestation rate in seeds (IR). A large variation of IR (0–70 %) was observed among accessions although, in general, wild species were consistently less affected by bruchids than the check.

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Additional Information: This study is a part of the project PAI09- 0009-1064, which was funded by the Consejerı´a de Educacio´n y Ciencia, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha. Irene Laserna Ruiz was supported by a fellowship from Consejerı´a de Agricultura, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha. Additional financing was provided by the European Social Fund.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lentil, Lens spp., Screening, Pest resistance, Bruchus spp., Germplasm evaluation
Author Affiliation: Centro Agrario de Albaladejito, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Ctra.Toledo-Cuenca, Km 174, 16194 Cuenca, Spain
Subjects: Plant Protection > Control Methods
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 05:32
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 05:33
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