Applied Microbiology: Open Access

Applied Microbiology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2471-9315

Kishor Chand Kumhar

Department of Plant Pathology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India

  • Research Article   
    A Preliminary Study on the Diversity of Fusarium solani, Causing Dieback Disease of Tea (Camellia sp) and its Alternate Hosts
    Author(s): Kishor Chand Kumhar*, Azariah Babu and Mitali Bordoloi

    This study deals with the diversity among isolates of Fusarium solani of different locations of Dooars tea growing areas of West Bengal and its alternate host range. This pathogen causes dieback disease of tea and adversely affects crop production to the great extent. The pathogen was isolated from diseased tender shoot samples of various locations. These isolates were further, in vitro studied to assess their cultural and morphological variability, using potato dextrose agar medium. Results revealed that isolates exhibited huge variation in mycelial growth rate, texture, color, and sporulation. They produced dull-white, off-white, light pink, and violet-colored colonies. Some isolates produced fluffy whereas others produced flat colonies in plates. KBN-7 showed the highest mycelial growth rate followed by KBF-3, 2, 9, and 1, however, isolates KBF-5, 6, 8.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2471-9315.21.7.201

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