Cultural and physiological variation among isolates of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn causing wet root rot of chickpea

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2015.00063.6    | Article Id: LR-3033 | Page : 536-541
Citation :- Cultural and physiological variation among isolates of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn causing wet root rot of chickpea.Legume Research.2015.(38):536-541
Jagdish Prasad, Vinod Kumar Gaur and Sangeeta Mehta vkg_rau@yahoo.com
Address : Department of Plant Pathology, S.K. Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner 334 006, India.


The eight isolates of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn were studied for their discernible characters such as the colour of mycelium, pigmentation of substrate, type and amount of mycelia growth, number of sclerotia, virulence and nutritional requirement. All the isolates were found to be pathogenic though they differed in the per cent disease incidence. The isolate BKN was highly virulent as compared to other isolates. The mycelial growth of eight isolates of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn on Czapek’s dox agar basal medium with different carbon, nitrogen sources, temperature and pH varied.


Morphological Pathogenic Physiological variability Rhizoctonia solani.


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