International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics

International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics ISSN 5756-2148 Vol. 4 (6), pp. 277-280, June, 2017. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of fosetyl-Al application on stomata in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) plant

lkay Öztürk Cali

Department of Biology, Faculty of Art and Science, Amasya University, Amasya-Turkey. E-mail: Tel.: +90358 2526230, +90358 2526231. Fax: +90358 2526222.

Accepted 03 March, 2009


In this study, a fungicide namely Aliette WG 800 (80% Fosetyl-Al) was pulverized on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) grown under greenhouse conditions and the likely effects of this fungicide on stomata of tomato were examined. Applications of Fosetyl-Al were carried out at recommended dosage (200 g/100 L water) as given on the label and two fold higher (400 g/100 L water) dosages. The fungicide applications resulted in a decrease in stomatal index compared to untreated plants whereas the numbers of abnormal and closed stomata were increased. It is thought that this condition may indirectly cause a negative effect in physiological events of the plant.

Key words: Fosetyl-Al, stomata, fungicide, tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum mill.