Pulse crops, because of their high protein content, are dietary staples in many developing countries (Aykroyd and Doughty 1964). Chickpea, Cicer arietinum L., one such important pulse crop, is commonly cultivated throughout Tran (Kaiser et a1. 1968), where it is often severely damaged in storage by Callosobruchus maculatus (F.). To obtain information for reducing this damage, a study was undertaken to screen varieties of chickpea for resistance to this beetle.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 16, 1973
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