Studies on morphological characteristics of Colletotrichum sp the causal organism of snake gourd anthracnose
Publication Date : 25/07/2016
Snake gourd is one of the most important cucurbitaceous crops in India. During surveys conducted at Kalliyoor panchayath, (2015-2016),five isolates of the pathogen Colletotrichum sp were obtained. Disease incidence and disease severity of each surveyed locations were observed. Snake gourd field of Instructional Farm, Vellayani recorded a maximum Disease incidence (90.00 per cent) and Percentage disease index (44.22 per cent). The least disease incidence (70.00 per cent) and percentage disease index (21.89 per cent) was recorded for snake gourd fields in Palapoor. Mophological studies the five isolates C1,C2,C3 and C5 were larger in size and cylindrical shape with obtuse ends while isolate C4 was smaller in size and ellipsoidal in shape. The isolates C1,C2 C3 and C5 were identified as C.coffeanum and the isolate C4 as C musae.
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