African Journal of Agribusiness Research

African Journal of Tropical Agriculture ISSN 2375-091X Vol. 7 (4), pp. 001-005, April, 2019. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of carbon sources, substrates, leachates, and water grades on germinability of Phomopsis vexans

Jameel Akhtar1 Abdul Khalid2 and Bijendra Kumar3

1Department of Plant Pathology, BAU, Ranchi-834006 (JH), India

2,3Department of Plant Pathology, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar-263145 (UK), India

Accepted 15 January, 2019


The five isolates of the pathogen Phomopsis vexans formed both types of conidia that is a and b conidia. Both the conidia were exposed to plant parts, plant leachates, and different grades of water as well as to different carbon sources. Among the substrates, leaf promoted maximum germination of a conidia. Among leachates, leaf leachate was found best and glucose among the carbon sources was most effective in enhancing germination of the pathogen isolates.

Key words: Phomopsis blight, Phomopsis vexans, brinjal.