Reaction of Nine Vicia Species to Meloidogyne arenaria Race 2 and Heterodera glycines Race 4


  • J. A. Mosjidis
  • Rodrigo Rodriguez-Kabana
  • C. F. Weaver
  • P. S. King


Heterodera glycines, Meloidogyne arenaria, Resistance, Root-Knot Nematode, Soybean Cyst Nematode, Vicia articulata, Vicia benghalensis, Vicia ervilia, Vicia lutea, Vicia narbonensis, Vicia pannonica, Vicia peregrina, Vicia sativa, Vicia villosa


Twenty three accessions of Vicia spp., including V. articulata Hornem., V. benghalensis L., V. ervilia (L.) Willd., V lutea L., V. narbonensis L., V. pannonica Crantz., V. peregrina L., V. sativa L., and V. villosa Roth, were evaluated for resistance to Meloidogyne arenaria race 2 and Heterodera glycines race 4 in an 8-week greenhouse experiment. Vicia ervilia PI 203145, V lutea PI 201994, and all accessions of V. sativa were immune to M. arenaria race 2 and H. glycines race 4. One accession of V. villosa, PI 206493, was infected and galled by M. arenaria but supported no nematode reproduction. This is the first time that this level of resistance to M. arenaria has been reported in a Vicia species.