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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 718-726

Field Evaluation of Native Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs for Growth Promotion and Anthracnose Management in Chilli
Savitha Santosh1,2 * and M. N. Sreenivasa2
1ICAR – Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur, Maharashtra - 440010, India
2Department of Agricultural Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS),Dharwad, Karnataka - 580005, India
*Corresponding author

Field studies were conducted to study the role of native pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs (PPFMs) in plant growth promotion and anthracnose management in chilli. The efficient PPFM isolates were identified for field evaluation upon in-vitro functional characterization. Three selected isolates (PPFM6, PPFM170 and PPFM35) along with their consortium, the reference strain of PPFM (Methylobacterium extorquens AM1), chemical control (carbendazim) were included in field experiment. Increased plant height, dry matter and chlorophyll content were recorded with inoculation of PPFM isolates at different crop stages. Reduction in anthracnose incidence and higher yield levels along with improved capsaicin content of chilli was observed with inoculation of PPFM over uninoculated control. Chemical control recorded least disease incidence and yielded more chilli compared to PPFM isolates. The study clearly establishes PPFM’s as plant growth promoters of chilli having remarkable biocontrol efficiency against C. capsici.

Keywords: PPFM, Chilli, Anthracnose, Growth promotion

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Savitha Santosh and Sreenivasa, M. N. 2020. Field Evaluation of Native Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs for Growth Promotion and Anthracnose Management in Chilli. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 718-726. doi:
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