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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 521-529
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.064


Leaf Surface Fungi of Early Blight [Alternaria solani (Ellis and Martin)] Infected and Non-Infected Leaves of Tomato [Solanum lycopersicum (L.)]
M. Hajong1*, T. Rajesh1, R.K. Tombisana Devi1, D. Thakuria2, M. Rai3, G.T. Behere4, H. Rymbai5, M. Debbarma1 and O.D. Nongthombam1
1School of Crop Protection (SCP), College of Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), Central Agricultural University (CAU), Umiam, Ribhoi-793103, Meghalaya, India
2School of Natural Resource Management, CPGS, CAU, Umiam, Ribhoi-793103, Meghalaya, India
3School of Crop Improvement, CPGS, CAU, Umiam, Ribhoi-793103, Meghalaya, India
4Division of Entomology, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region (RCNEHR), Umiam, Ribhoi-793103, Meghalaya, India
5Division of Horticulture, ICAR-RCNEHR, Umiam, Ribhoi-793103, Meghalaya, India
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Abstract:

The tomato leaves infected with early blight recorded the highest leaf surface fungal species than non-infected leaves. In total twenty six fungal species (thirteen genera) were isolated from both diseased infected and non-infected leaf surface of tomato from seven districts of Meghalaya, following leaf impression, leaf washing and dilution plating and leaf washing and serial dilution plating methods. Among all the three methods used leaf impression method recovered the highest fungal population followed by serial dilution plating and leaf washing and dilution plating method. The predominant fungal species found both in infected and non-infected leaves were Fusarium sp., Phoma sp., Penicillium sp., Aspergillus sp. Trichoderma sp. and Chaetomium sp. Whereas, Camarosporum sp., F. pallidoroseum and P. glabrum were recovered only from healthy leaf samples. The further investigation can be done to find the antagonistic potential of leaf surface fungi against the major foliar diseases of tomato.


Keywords: Leaf impression method, Leaf surface fungi, Leaf washing and dilution plating method, Leaf washing and serial dilution plating and microbial population
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Hajong, M., T. Rajesh, R.K. Tombisana Devi, D. Thakuria, M. Rai, G.T. Behere, H. Rymbai, M. Debbarma and Nongthombam, O.D. 2019. Leaf Surface Fungi of Early Blight [Alternaria solani (Ellis and Martin)] Infected and Non-Infected Leaves of Tomato [Solanum lycopersicum (L.)].Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 521-529. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.064