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Volume 1, Issue 4      October-December, 2013

COLONY COLOUR AND TEXTURE OF DIFFERENT ISOLATES OF FUSARIUM SOLANI, THE CAUSE OF ROOT ROT DISEASE OF OKRA (ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS L) IN PESHAWAR
 
Rifat Ali1*, Hakim Khan1, Fayaz Ahmad1 and Nazir Ahmad2
1Department of Plant Pathology, 2Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics,
KPK Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan
 
ABSTRACT
The research work was conducted at department of plant pathology, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan during 2012. The objective was to determine the fungal colony texture and colour of five different isolates of Fusarium solani, causing root rot of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L) plant, in Peshawar. In this study, five isolates of Fusarium solani collected from different places of (Chamkani, Budhni, Palosi, Achinipayan and Jogian) were investigated for colony colour and texture. They were flat to cottony or woolly densely and densely floccose to fluffy. The colony colour was white to off white, creamy and chocolate colour or bright or silver coloured.
Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus L, Colony texture and Colour, Fusarium solani
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