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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 764-771

Status of Rhizome and Pseudostem Wet Rot Diseases of Banana
M. Loganathan*, R. Thangavelu, B. Padmanaban and S. Uma
ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirappalli-620102, India
*Corresponding author

Rhizome rot and pseudostem rot diseases of banana are caused by bacterial pathogens mainly of Pectobacterium carotovorum or Dickeya chrysanthemi individually or together and D. paradisiaca respectively. The bacterial rot diseases are reported to cause 40-70% incidence in severely infected fields and their occurrence has been reported worldwide. Diagnosis of the disease is based on presence of the characteristic symptoms such as brown rotting in rhizome and foul odor in advance stages in case of rhizome rot while wet brown rotting on pseudostem in initial stage followed by breakage of pseudostem from the point of wet rot in later stage for pseudostem wet rot. The pathogens are characterized by morphology, gram staining, biochemical and molecular bases. Management of the diseases is focused by use of chemicals, cultural practices and beneficial microbes.

Keywords: Rhizome rot, Pseudostem Wet Rot, Diseases, Banana, Pectobacterium carotovorum, Dickeya

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Loganathan, M., R. Thangavelu, B. Padmanaban and Uma, S. 2019. Status of Rhizome and Pseudostem Wet Rot Diseases of Banana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 764-771. doi:
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