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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 641-647

Interaction of White Rot Fungus [Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary] and Root-Knot Nematode [Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid and White) Chit.] in Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.)
R. Kalaivanan*, M. Dhivya, G. Karthikeyan, K. Devrajan and K. Manonmani
Department of Plant Pathology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai- 625104, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Cabbage is one of the most widely cultivated vegetables of the temperate zone. Cabbage is susceptible to many foliar and soil borne diseases, among the soil-borne fungal diseases of cabbage, white head rot disease caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a potential threat to cabbage production and limits the crop cultivation and it is also associated with root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita). An experiment was conducted to study the interaction of S.sclerotiorum and Mincognita in cabbage. Sequential and concomitant inoculation of the rot-knot nematode (M. incognita) and fungus (S. sclerotiorum) was done in cabbage to observe the disease severity due to the individual effect and interactive effect of the nematode and fungus. It was observed that the white rot disease was found to be more severe (95.41 per cent) with the sequential inoculation of nematodes followed by fungus than with the fungus alone treatment. From the present study, it is well established that the root-knot nematode in cabbage predispose the plants to infect S. sclerotiorum pathogen.

Keywords: Cabbage, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Meloidogyne incognita, Fungus-nematode complex.

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Kalaivanan, R., M. Dhivya, G. Karthikeyan, K. Devrajan and Manonmani, K. 2017. Interaction of White Rot Fungus [Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary] and Root-Knot Nematode [Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chit.] in Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 641-647. doi:
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