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Isolation of Phytophthora Palmivora (Butl.) Pathogenic to Papaya plant in Thiruvarur Dt.


M. Mahadevi , K. N. Govt. Arts College for Women (Autonomous), Thanjavur. Tamil Nadu, India.; V. Latha, K. N. Govt. Arts College for Women (Autonomous), Thanjavur. Tamil Nadu, India; K. Umamagheswari , Department of Chemistry, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627 012, India.; A. Panneerselvam, PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi 613 503, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.


Phytophthora Palmivora, Plant Pathogen, Papaya Plant, Root Rot Disease


Phytophthora palmivora (E. J. Butler) E. J. Butler is an important plant pathogen with a wide host range, including some very important economic crops such as cacao, papaya, black pepper, rubber, coconut, and citrus. In the present investigation, fungal organism was isolated from root rot disease affected papaya plant using PDA medium and identified as P. palmivora (Butl.) based on its macroscopic and microscopic features. The present study demonstrated that P. palmivora (Butl.) is the causative organism of the root rot disease found on Papaya tree.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50298
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 412-414

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