Variability in virulence to chickpea of an Italian population of Ascochyta rabiei

Angelo Porta-Puglia, Paola Crinò, Cesare Mosconi

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The reaction of 13 chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes tested separately with 41 Italian isolates of Ascochyta rabiei showed variability in the degree of virulence of the fungus. Three groups of isolates were identified by cluster analysis. The high percentage of isolates infecting all genotypes tested showed the need for more durable sources of resistance than those available in Italian chickpea cultivars.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39 - 41
Number of pages3
JournalPlant Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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