Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 7 No. 4

Pathogenicity of Scleritinia sclerotiorum to Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris, L.) Cultivars

Ashraf A. Hatamleh1, Mohamed El-sheshtawi2, Abdallah M. Elgorban2,3, Ali H. Bahkali1 and Basheer A. Al-Sum1*

1Botany and Microbiology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia. 2Plant Pathology Department, College of Agriculture, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. 3Center of Excellence in Biotechnology Research, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia. 4Plant Pathology Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt.

Received on 20 September 2013 and accepted on 06 November 2013



Sclerotinia rot caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a serious threat to green beans production in Egypt. The pathogenicity of this pathogen to 11 different cultivars was measured by survival plants % in the genotypes. Significant differences were observed between different cultivars (P?0.005). Results indicate that, Amy and Giza cultivars were more susceptible to infection with S. sclerotiorum that produced 16% survival plants in both cultivars after 60 days. While, Duel cultivar was less sensitive to infection with the pathogen that giving 40% living plants at 60 days.

Keywords : Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum, Pathogenicity, Beans.