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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1453-1462
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.178


Characterization and Identification of Alternaria spp. Causing Foliar Blight and Black Rot in Carrot
Alka Kushwaha1, Harshita2*, Udit Narain2 and Richa Nigam1
1Department of Botany, D.A.V. College, Kanpur-208001, U.P., India
2Department of Plant Pathology, C.S. Azad University of Agri. and Tech.,Kanpur-208002, U.P., India
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Abstract:

Carrot (Daucus carota L.) of plant family Apiaceae is a most popular and commonly used vegetable worldwide because of its multiple uses. This crop suffers greatly due to a number of diseases from seedling to maturity stage in which the diseases caused by Alternaria spp. are one of them. Two types of diseases occur in serious farm on this carrot crop, one is the Alternaria leaf (foliar) blight caused by Alternaria dauci and the other one, Alternaria black rot in which two species, Alternaria radicina and A. carotiincultae are involved in the causation of this disease. The symtomatology and etiology of both the diseases have been described and differences in symptoms of diseases and morphological characters of pathogens have been made critically. Based on the most distinguishing characteristic features of all the three causative species of Alternaria, a very simple and feasible key has been framed for their ready identification.


Keywords: Carrot, Leaf blight, Black rot, Alternaria spp.
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Alka Kushwaha, Harshita, Udit Narain and Richa Nigam. 2021. Characterization and Identification of Alternaria spp. Causing Foliar Blight and Black Rot in Carrot.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1453-1462. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.178