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Evaluation of a collection of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) genotypes originating from the Maghreb for resistance to chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) by assessment in the field and laboratory

  • A. Bouhassan
  • M. Sadiki
  • B. Tivoli


Screening of 136 faba bean lines forresistance to chocolate spot caused by thefungus Botrytis fabae was conductedin field conditions with artificialinoculation. Detached leaves of thesegenotypes were also assessed for diseaseseverity after inoculation under controlledconditions with a B. fabaesuspension. The BPL710 and Aguadulcegenotypes were inserted as resistant andsusceptible checks, respectively. Diseasesymptoms were scored visually in bothexperiments. Diameter of lesions andproduction of spores were measured in thedetached leaf assay. The disease scoreindex and diameter of lesions were used tocalculate the area under the diseaseprogress curve (AUDPC) to measure thedisease progress. Significant differenceswere detected among genotypes for reactionto the disease in the field. However, nocomplete resistance was observed. Forhighly susceptible and highly resistantgenotypes, the laboratory assay generallyled to the same result as the field test,nevertheless, for more intermediate levelsthe agreement was weak. On detached leaves,diameter of lesions was significantlycorrelated to the AUDPC of disease scores(r = 0.89) and moderately correlated tosporulation (r = 0.52). The correlationbetween field AUDPC and detached leaf AUDPCof disease scores was low (r = 0.26). A lowcorrelation was also observed between fieldAUDPC and lesion size (r = 0.30) andbetween field AUDPC and sporulation (r =0.32). Among the 136 genotypes evaluated inthis study, nine were convincingly andhighly resistant in both tests. FRYM167 andFRYA58 genotypes were the most resistantwith low AUDPC of disease scores, low AUDPCof lesion diameter and low sporeproduction. These genotypes obviously havepartial resistance.

Botrytis fabae chocolate spot resistance screening Vicia faba 


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  • M. Sadiki
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