ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

A. Anitha1 and M. Rebeeth2
1Department of Biotechnology, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, G.N. Mills Post, Coimbatore – 641 029, India.
2Department of Zoology, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tiruppur – 638 602, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(2):755-758
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 05/04/2009 | Accepted: 10/05/2009| Published: 31/10/2009

A survey was conducted in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu to assess the incidence of Fusarium wilt disease in tomato growing areas. The maximum wilt disease incidence of 75.0% was recorded in Nachipalayam village of Coimbatore District. Pathogen was isolated and Fusarium wilt causing pathogen was identified as F. oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Pathogenicity of the primarily isolated fungi was proved by showing external symptoms (wilting and yellowing leaves) while transplanting the tomato seeding into pathogen inoculated pots.


Survey, Isolation, Pathogenicity, F. oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici

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