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Abstract
Journal of Applied and Natural Science 7 (2): 574-578 (2015)
Relationship between incidence of Leucinodes orbonalis (Guenee) and Chlorophyll content in leaves of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)
Showket. A. Dar1*, A. R. Wani1, Shahid A. Padder2, T. A. Raja3, Sheikh. Mehraj4, S. H. Khan5
*Department of Entomology, 1Division of Agricultural Entomology, 2Division of Plant Microbiology, 3Division of Agricultural statistics, 4Division of Fruit science, 5Division of vegetable science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir - 190025, INDIA
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Abstract : The present study on biochemical basis of resistance against Leucinodes orbonalis infestation was conducted during the year 2011-2012. The results revealed that highest chlorophyll-‘a’- content of 0.497 mg/gfw was recorded in the susceptible genotype SHB-1.The lowest amount of 0.319 and 0.381 mg/gfw was observed in the resistant genotypes Brinjal-85 and Local long respectively, which were significantly different from other evaluated genotypes. The chlorophyll ‘a’content was positively correlated with the brinjal shoot and fruit borer infestation. The highest chlorophyll -‘b’- content of 0.442 mg/gfw was recorded at 70 DAT (days after transplanting). The amount of chlorophyll -‘b’- varied significantly among the genotypes at different ages and decreased with the age of crop. The average highest amount of chlorophyll -‘b’- was estimated in the genotype SBH-1 which was significantly at par with hybrid SBH-2. The lowest chlorophyll -‘b’- content was recorded at 40 DAT in the genotype Brinjal-85 followed by Local Long. The lowest amount of total chlorophyll was estimated in the resistant variety as compared to susceptible therefore exhibiting lowest level of infestation.

Keywords : Brinjal, Biochemical, Chlorophyll, Pest, Resistance
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