African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6693

Full Length Research Paper

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

Jameel Akhtar1 Abdul Khalid2 and Bijendra Kumar2
  1Department of Plant Pathology, BAU, Ranchi-834006 (JH), India. 2Department of Plant Pathology, GBPUA & T, Pantnagar-263145 (UK), India.
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  •  Accepted: 05 June 2008
  •  Published: 31 August 2008



The five isolates of the pathogen Phomopsis vexans formed both types of conidia i.e. 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.