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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (698) Last page : (702)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5077

Screening of Different Macrophomina phaseolina Isolates on Susceptible (RMG-62) Variety of Mungbean

Paritosh Kumar*, V. K. Gaur and Anand Kumar Meena
Department of Plant Pathology, S. K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner-334 006
*Corresponding Author E-mail: pari.jhunni@gmail.com
Received: 27.06.2017  |  Revised: 30.07.2017   |  Accepted: 3.08.2017  


Dry root rot caused by Macrophomina phaseolina is of wide occurrence in sandy soil of Rajasthan where climatic conditions are dry and temperature remains high. Dry root rot is the most devastating disease in all the mungbean growing districts of Rajasthan particularly in Bikaner, Jaipur, Bhilwara, Bharatpur, Sri Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur. In the present investigation ten isolates of Macrophomina phaseolina were tested for their pathogenic nature, using susceptible RMG-62 variety of mungbean. The dry root rot incidence (%) in sterilized soil and unsterilized soil varied from 33.33 to 100 and 26.67 to 83.33, respectively. Isolate Bikaner was most virulent followed by Churu, Hisar, Sri Ganganagar, Junagarh-6486, IARI-5156, Sawaimadhopur, Delhi, Jalana-5156 and Narnaul. Bikaner isolate showed 83.33 per cent disease incidence in unsterilized soil which was less than sterilized soil i.e 100 per cent.
Key wordsMacrophomina phaseolina, Dry root rot, Mungbean, Incidence (%).

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Cite this article: Kumar, P., Gaur, V.K. and Meena, A.K., Screening of Different Macrophomina phaseolina Isolates on Susceptible (RMG-62) Variety of Mungbean, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 698-702 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5077