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Influence of Carbon, Nitrogen, Temperature and PH on the Growth and Sporulation of Some Indian Isolates of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causing Anthracnose Disease of Papaya (Carrica papaya L)

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KL Wasantha Kumara ,

Department of Agric. Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya, LK
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RD Rawal

Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta, Bangalore, IN
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Abstract

The paper gives an account of the variations in nutritional and physiological characteristics found in different isolates of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causing anthracnose disease of papaya, in India. The pathogen under study varied in its ability to utilize different carbon and nitrogen sources. Fructose was found to be the best source of carbon for the growth and sporulation of most of the isolates. Among the nitrogen sources tested, aspartic acid supported the maximum growth of isolates followed by potassium nitrate and proline. In contrast to this, isolates sporulated better in media containing potassium nitrate, ammonium nitrate or sodium nitrate as the sole nitrogen source. The response of different isolates to different temperature levels were found to be vary. However, most of the isolates preferred temperature range of 28°C to 30°C for the growth and sporulation when grown on Richard's agar medium. C. gloeosporioides isolates grew well at pH 5 while sporulation was better at pH 6.

Key-words: Carbon; Colletotrichum; nitrogen; papaya; pH; temperature

DOI: 10.4038/tare.v11i0.1779

Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension Vol.11 2008 pp.7-12

How to Cite: Kumara, K.W. & Rawal, R., (2010). Influence of Carbon, Nitrogen, Temperature and PH on the Growth and Sporulation of Some Indian Isolates of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causing Anthracnose Disease of Papaya (Carrica papaya L). Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 11, pp.7–12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tare.v11i0.1779
Published on 19 Apr 2010.
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