RESISTANCE TO PHYTOPHTHORA BLIGHT IN HOT PEPPER GERMPLASM
LIU JIANHUA, YANG YUHONG, WEI LIN and ZHOU YEFANG
1Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Changsha, Hunan 410125, PR China
1075 Capsicum annuum varieties and lines were inoculated with zoospore suspensions of Phytophthora capsici at seedling stages in the greenhouse to assess their resistance to phytophthora blight. There were 60 varieties resistant, 292 tolerant, 650 susceptible and 77 highly susceptible. There were significant resistance differences (5% significance level) among various cultivars, such as Zhoupi, Chaotian, sweet pepper, Niujiao, Yangjiao, Xian, Jian and Shizi pepper. There were also significant resistance differences among the Niujiao peppers from different origins.