Incorporation of bacterial blight resistance in pomegranate

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 6 )

Objective: 

Collection, hybridization and evaluation of pomegranate, strawberry and passion fruit germplasm and hybrids

PI: 

Dr.B.N.S.Murthy

CO PI: 

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Achievements: 
  • Eight indigenous and 120 exotic types in pomegranate were collected from USDA.    
  • Screening was carried out in over 1000 pomegranate (Daru) progenies.
  • Hundred and fifty accessions were screened for bacterial blight by pin-prick method of detached leaf technique.
  • Twenty eight pomegranate lines with superior characteristics were selected from a population exposed to mutagenic treatments. Hybridization was effected between Blight tolerant accessions and Bhagwa.
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