, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 95–99

Identification of soybean strains resistant to Xanthomonas campestris pv. glycines


  • Arun Sharma
    • Food Technology and enzyme engineering DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Centre
  • P. M. Nair
    • Food Technology and enzyme engineering DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Centre
  • S. E. Pawar
    • Nuclear Agriculture DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Centre

DOI: 10.1007/BF00022730

Cite this article as:
Sharma, A., Nair, P.M. & Pawar, S.E. Euphytica (1993) 67: 95. doi:10.1007/BF00022730


Soybean germplasm was screened for resistance to bacterial pustule disease. The etiological agent, Xanthomonas campestris pv. glycines, was isolated from the leaves of field grown soybean in Maharashtra, India. The screening of soybean stocks was carried out by excised leaf inoculation method. A differential susceptibility to the pathogen was observed in the tested stocks. Two stocks P-4-2 and P-169-3 were found to be completely resistant to the pathogen and displayed an incompatible reaction. Four cultivars, EC-34160, Bragg, Kalitur and PK-472 displayed moderate resistance and the remaining stocks were susceptible to the attack of the pathogen. The stocks P-4-2 and P-169-3 remained resistant even to a high concentration of 109 colony forming units (cfu)/ml of the pathogen.

Key words

Glycine max.soybeanXanthomonas campestris pv. glycinesbacterial pustule diseasevariationresistance
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