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        Abstract - Issue Jul 2014, 35 (4)                                                                                                             Back



nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Biochemical constituents influencing thrips

resistance in groundnut germplasm

 

Subhash B. Kandakoor1, H. Khader Khan1, A.K. Chakravarthy1*, C.T. Ashok Kumar1 and P. Venkataravana2

1University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Entomology, Gandhi Krishi Vignan Kendra, Bangalore-560 065, India

2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Research Station, Chintamani-563 125, India

*Corresponding Authors Email : chakravarthyakshay@gmail.com

 

 

Publication Data

Paper received:

24 April, 2013

 

Revised received:

02 September 2013

 

Re-revised received:

26 October 2013

 

Accepted:

30 October 2013

 

 

Abstract

Field screening of 56 groundnut genotypes revealed that none reacted as highly resistant to thrips. However, 13 genotypes of 56 collected and screened genotypes acted as resistant, 25 as moderately resistant and 11 as moderately susceptible. Phenols and tannins showed significant and negative relationship with number (r= -0.750, -0.864) and damage (r = -0.641, -0.784) of thrips. Total sugar (r = 0.313, 0.38), amino acids (r = 0.830, 0.723) and reducing sugars (r = 0.408, 0.337) showed positive relationship with number of thrips and their per cent damage. Linear regression analysis revealed that high amount of tannins and phenols contributed for thrips resistance in groundnut.

 

 Key words

Genotypes, Phenols , Sugars, Tannins, Thrips

 

 

 

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