Inheritance of Resistance to Mungbean Yellow Mosaic Virus (MYMV) in Inter and Intra Specific Crosses of Mungbean (Vigna radiata)


The objective of this research was to study the mode of inheritance of resistance to mungbean yellow mosaic virus (MYMV) in inter TNAU RED × VRM (Gg) 1 and intra KMG 189 × VBN (Gg) 2 specific crosses of mungbean. An infector row technique was used for evaluating parents, F1, F2 and F3 plants for MYMV resistance. No insecticide was sprayed in order to maintain the natural whitefly population in experimental field. In the field condition, only after 80% of plants showed MYMV incidence, and the scoring of the test materials was done by MYMV disease rating scale. According to the mean disease score, the mungbean genotypes were categorized into five groups resistant (R), moderately resistant (MR), moderately susceptible (MS), susceptible (S) and highly susceptible (HS). 3 (Susceptible): 1 (Resistance) was observed in all two crosses of all F2 population and it showed that the dominance of susceptibility over the resistance and the results of the F3 segregation (1:2:1) confirm the segregation pattern of the F2 segregation. Collectively all the two crosses F2 and F3 generations results suggested that a single recessive gene is involved in resistance against the MYMV disease.

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M. Sudha, A. Karthikeyan, P. Anusuya, N. Ganesh, M. Pandiyan, N. Senthil, M. Raveendran, P. Nagarajan and K. Angappan, "Inheritance of Resistance to Mungbean Yellow Mosaic Virus (MYMV) in Inter and Intra Specific Crosses of Mungbean (Vigna radiata)," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 10, 2013, pp. 1924-1927. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.410236.

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