International Sugar Journal

Fusarium sacchari causing sugarcane wilt: Variation in morphological characteristics of the pathogen [Full subscriber]

Sugarcane wilt caused by Fusarium sacchari is a serious disease affecting sugarcane production in different sugarcane growing states in India. We have isolated about 263 Fusarium isolates from 346 wilt infected cane / soil samples collected from 15 states in the country. Later detailed studies were conducted on types of conidia produced, their shape, types of phialides production, conidial formation and germination and chlamydospore production in selected 117 isolates to characterize the pathogenic isolates for their morphological characters. All the 117 isolates produced microconidia at different frequencies. Of them, 106 produced conidia on both mono and polyphialides and 27 isolates…

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