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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : (285) Last page : (289)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2727

Morphological Characteristics of Ceratocystis fimbriata Ell. and Halst. Causing Wilt in Pomegranate

Raja1*, Gururaj Sunkad2, Y. S. Amaresh3, S. T. Yenjerappa4, A. Amaregouda5 and
A. G. Shreenivas6
1,2,3,4Department of Plant Pathology, 5Department of Crop Physiology, 6Agricultural Entomology, Agriculture College, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur-584104
*Corresponding Author E-mail: rajarc8888@gmail.com
Received: 20.03.2017  |  Revised: 28.03.2017   |  Accepted: 29.03.2017  


The Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.), an ancient and commercially important fruit of both tropical and subtropical countries, belongs to the smallest botanical family punicaceae. It is known as the ‘fruit of paradise’ native of Iran, but spread to the Mediterranean countries at an early date. On oat meal agar C. fimbriata margin colour was grayish and colony diameter was 90 mm after 16 days of incubation at room temperature, with age owing to production of aleurioconidia, endoconidia, ascospores and perithecium. Black colored perithecia with globose base was observed with size of 181.1 x 131.2 μm, exuding small, hyaline and hat shaped ascospores from the apex of the perithecium which measure 5.13 x 4.27 μm.  Endoconidia were hyaline, cylindrical and average size was 23.6 x 4.90 μm. Aleurioconidia were thick walled ellipsoidal or pyriform with size of 18.5 x 10.10 μm.

Key words: Pomegranate, Wilt, Media, Cultural and Morphological

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Cite this article: Raja, Sunkad, G., Amaresh, Y.S., Yenjerappa, S.T., Amaregouda, A. and Shreenivas, A.G., Morphological Characteristics of Ceratocystis fimbriata Ell. and Halst. Causing Wilt in Pomegranate, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(2): 285-289 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2727