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Inheritance of Resistance to Tobacco Etch and Cucumber Mosaic Viruses in Capsicum frutescens. Earl P. Barrios, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803; H. I. Mosokar(2), and L. L. Black(3). (2)(3)Former Graduate Assistant, and Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, respectively, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, (2)Present address of second author: Agricultural College, Damascus, Syria. Phytopathology 61:1318. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-61-1318.

Several hundred plant introduction accessions of Capsicum spp. and two C. frutescens cultivars, LP-1 and Almeda, were evaluated for resistance to both tobacco etch virus and cucumber mosaic virus. LP-1 was resistant to both viruses. Almeda and the P.I. accessions were susceptible. Under conditions of this study, resistance to each virus followed the pattern of simple Mendelian inheritance with TEV resistance being dominant and CMV resistance recessive.