Inheritance of resistance to Fusarium root rot in three common bean genotypes

Fusarium solani f. sp phaseoli (FSP) is an important disease in Uganda causing in some cases 100% yield losses in beans. The study established the nature of inheritance to FSP resistance in genotypes RWR 719, NABE 14 and NABE 13. A 5x5 full diallel design involving three resistant and two susceptible genotypes was used to develop F1 and F2 populations which were inoculated with FSP isolate. Crosses, GCA and SCA values were significant, suggesting importance of both additive and dominance variances but additive variance was larger. Chisquare test conformed to 2-3 gene models with dominance/ epistasis and heritability (h2NS) was estimated at 0.77.
Fusarium solani f. sp phaseoli (FSP) est une maladie importante en Ouganda causant dans certains cas des pertes de rendement de 100% dans les haricots. L’étude a établi la nature de la transmission à la résistance de FSP dans les génotypes RWR 719, le NABE 14 et le NABE 13. Une pleine conception du diallële 5x5 impliquant trois génotypes résistants et deux genotypes sensibles a été employée pour développer les populations F1 et F2 qui ont été inoculées avec FSP isolé. Les valeurs de croisement, de GCA et de SCA étaient significatives, suggérant l’importance de la variance additive et celle de dominance mais la variance additive était plus grande. Le test de Chi-carré s’est conformé à 2 ou 3 modèles de gène avec la dominance/suppression d’un caractère héréditaire et l’héritabilité (h2 NS) a été estimée à 0.77.
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