Host range studies with an Australian isolate of Ascochyta rabiei
In glasshouse tests, 20 plant species were inoculated with an isolate of Ascochyta rabiei (DAR 71767) obtained from chickpea in South Australia, and maintained under humid conditions for 72 h at 20 ± 5°C. The isolate was pathogenic to chickpea and four common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultivars (Brown-boy, CH-190-7D, Cran-34 and Rain-bird). None of the other plant species was infected by the pathogen. The pathogen was re-isolated from the affected common bean cultivars and pathogenicity to chickpea was confirmed.
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