Downy mildew, caused by the obligate biotrophic parasite Plasmopara viticola, is one of the most serious grapevine diseases with worldwide distribution. Resistant grapevines can be used to reduce damages caused by the pathogen, recently different levels of susceptibility to P. viticola were detected in some Georgian autochthonous varieties. The aim of the present work was to classify additional Georgian autochthonous varieties into different groups according to their susceptibility to the downy mildew agent in the framework of COST Action FA1003 "East-West Collaboration for Grapevine Diversity Exploration and Mobilization of Adaptive Traits for Breeding". The leaf disk assay defined by the OIV 452-1 protocol was used for screening 61 native varieties of Georgia. Screened varieties showed different degree of resistance: very high – 7 accessions, high - 13, medium - 15, low – 23, and very low - 3 accessions. The results suggest that further resistant genotypes are likely to be found within more than 500 Georgian grapevine cultivars.
|Titolo:||Screening of Georgian grapevine germplasm for susceptibility to downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola)|
VERCESI, ANNAMARIA (Secondo)
FAILLA, OSVALDO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Vitis vinifera; resistance; OIV descriptor; South Caucasus|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/03 - Arboricoltura Generale e Coltivazioni Arboree|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|