Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
August 2018 Vol. 7(8): pp. 268-271
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Evaluation of Bread Wheat Lines for Resistance to Karnal Bunt

Guillermo Fuentes-Dávila1, Ravi Prakash-Singh2, Ivón Alejandra Rosas-Jáuregui1, José Luis Félix-Fuentes1, and Carlos Antonio Ayón-Ibarra1


1INIFAP, Campo Experimental Norman E. Borlaug, Apdo. Postal 155, Cd. Obregón, Sonora CP 85000;

2CIMMYT Int. km 45 S/N, Col. El Batán, Texcoco, Edo. de México CP 56130. Author for correspondence:

*Corresponding Author's Email:

Accepted 24 August, 2018



Eighty five wheat lines were evaluated for resistance to karnal bunt by artificial field inoculation during the season 2015-2016 in three sowing dates. The range of infection for the first date was 0-37.9%, 0-57.7% for the second, and 0-50.5% for the third. Categories of the avg. of infection of the three dates were as follows: seven lines were in the 0.1-2.5% infection category, 13 within 2.6-5.0%, 19 within 5.1-10.0%, 45 within 10.1-30%, and one line showed more than 30% infection. The line with the lowest percentage of infection was NELOKI/4/MARCHOUCH*4/SAADA/3/2*FRET2/KUKUNA//FRET2/5/PBW343 *2/KUKUNA*2//FRTL/PIFED with 0.60%.

Keywords: Tilletia indica, Triticum aestivum, resistance.







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