Reaction of Chickpea Varieties to Macrophomina Phaseolina and Their Effect on Peroxidase Activity

  • Preeti
  • Nilima Kumari
  • Vinay SharmaEmail author


Fifty varieties of chickpea were screened against M. phaseolina and peroxidase activity of both control and inoculated plants were determined for its correlation with resistant response. Out of the 50 varieties, RSG-143 was found to be resistant. Two varieties RSG-896 and RSG-973 were found to be moderately resistant. The varieties Pusa-391, Pusa-362, Pusa-267, RSG-888 and RSG-963 were found to be susceptible and the varieties Pusa-256, Pusa-372 and Pusa-1003 were rated as highly susceptible to M. phaseolina. A positive correlation was found between peroxidase activity and resistance response of the varieties.


Chickpea Macrophomina phaseolina Peroxidase 



The financial support provided by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi for the project, Banasthali Centre for Education and Research in Basic Sciences under their CURIE (Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence in Women Universities) programme is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Bioscience and BiotechnologyBanasthali UniversityBanasthaliIndia

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