Plant Disease (2015) 99, 1404-1409

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Suraj Gurung, Dylan P.G. Short, Xiaoping Hu, German V. Sandoya, Ryan J. Hayes and Krishna V. Subbarao (2015)
Screening of wild and cultivated Capsicum germplasm reveals new sources of Verticillium wilt resistance
Plant Disease 99 (10), 1404-1409
Abstract: Verticillium wilt caused by Verticillium dahliae is an important soilborne disease of pepper (Capsicum species) worldwide. Most commercial pepper cultivars lack resistance to this pathogen. Our objective was to identify resistance to two V. dahliae isolates in wild and cultivated Capsicum accessions from the core collection of the National Plant Germplasm System of the USDA. Screening of 397 Capsicum accessions against two V. dahliae isolates (Vdca59 and VdCf45) was performed in a greenhouse. Seventy-eight accessions selected from this screen were further evaluated in a follow-up experiment. In total, 21 (26.9%) and 13 (16.6%) Capsicum accessions tested were resistant to Verticillium wilt when inoculated with V. dahliae isolates VdCa59 and VdCf45, respectively. Eight accessions (Grif 9073, PI 281396, PI 289397, PI 438666, PI 439292, PI 439297, PI 555616, and PI 594125) were resistant to Verticillium wilt against both V. dahliae isolates. On the basis of Germplasm Resources Information Network data, two of the Capsicum annuum accessions (Grif 9073 and PI 439297) were also resistant to Phytophthora root rot disease. These sources of multiple disease resistance will be useful to pepper breeding programs.
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Database assignments for author(s): Krishna V. Subbarao, Xiaoping Hu, Germán V. Sandoya

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
resistance/tolerance/defence of host

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Verticillium dahliae Green pepper/chilli (Capsicum)