STMS markers related to Ascochyta blight resistance in chickpea

Dogan, Ilhan ; Ilker Ozyigit, Ibrahim ; Enes Genc, Mustafa ; Tabanli, Fatih ; Mart, Durdane ; Yorgancilar, Ozcan ; Turkeri, Meltem ; Atmaca, Evren ; Yorgancilar, Aysel


Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is one of the important legume crops and is cultivated in large-scale throughout Türkiye as well as the world. Ascochyta blight, caused by the fungal phytopathogen Ascochyta rabiei, is the leading reason for the highest yield losses among the diseases known for chickpea. The pathogen exhibits high genetic diversity in Türkiye. Therefore, resistancy using Sequence Tagged Microsatellite Site (STMS) markers related with the genes that provide resistant against Ascochyta blight was investigated for the 205 chickpea breeding lines grown in different parts of Türkiye. The analysis for Ascochyta blight resistance was performed using Ta2, Ta146 and Ts54. It was demonstrated that Ta2, Ts54 and Ta146 were the STMS markers having distinguishable features for the detection of Ascochyta blight resistance and were shown to be used in credible fashion for the selection of resistant chickpea breeding lines.


Ascochyta rabiei; Cicer arietinum; Didymella rabiei; Molecular breeding; Molecular markers; Yield losses

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