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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : (290) Last page : (293)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2728

Proving Pathogenicity 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. Pathogenicitytest was carried out on six-month old pomegranate plantsC. fimbriata pathogen was inoculated on pomegranate. The time of appearance of first symptoms like yellowing of leaves in some twigs or branches, followed by drooping and drying of leaves as the external signs as observed during present investigation. The leaves turned pale yellow starting from lower branches and progressed upwards. Later, partial wilting of the plant with drying and death of some branches took place. The isolate produced wilting symptoms 40 days after inoculation.

Key words: Pomegranate, Wilt, Pathogenicity, Day and Symptom

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Cite this article: Raja, Sunkad, G., Amaresh, Y.S., Yenjerappa, S.T., Amaregouda, A. and Shreenivas, A.G., Proving Pathogenicity of Ceratocystis fimbriata Ell. And Halst. Causing Wilt in Pomegranate, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(2): 290-293 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2728