Evaluation of Brinjal Genotypes against Bacterial Wilt Caused by Ralstonia solanacearum

H. M. Santhosha, K. M. Indiresh, C. Gopalakrishnan, T. H. Singh


Forty brinjal genotypes were screened by artificial inoculation using Ralstonia solanacearum inoculum at a concentration of 1.0 X 108 cfu/ml (O.D600 = 0.3). Genotypes Arka Nidhi, Haritha, Swetha, Surya, IIHR-3, IIHR-555, WCGR, R-2588, WL-2230, L-3261, L-3270, L-3272 and Arka Anand were found to be resistant to bacterial wilt, whereas, IIHR-7, L-3263, L-3268 and L-3269 were moderately resistant. Genotypes R-2584, R-2586, R- 2592, L-3260, L-3262, L-3264, L-3266 and L-3267 were moderately susceptible, and genotypes R-2580, R-2582, R-2587, R-2591, R- 2593 and R- 2595 were found to be susceptible. Lastly, genotypes R-2581, R- 2594, R-2589, R-2590, WL-2232, Pusa hybrid-6, Arka Shirish, R-2585 and R-2583 were found to be highly susceptible to bacterial wilt. Resistant and moderately resistant genotypes showed longer incubation period.


Brinjal, Bacterial Wilt, Ralstonia solanacearum, Genotypes.

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