Incorporation of bacterial blight resistance in pomegranate
HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 6 )
Collection, hybridization and evaluation of pomegranate, strawberry and passion fruit germplasm and hybrids
- 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.