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Growth habit of Tea pathogens (Cephaleuros spp. and Fusarium solani) and evaluation of relative susceptibility of selected Tea cultivars

Author Affiliations

  • 1Mycology and Microbiology Department, Tocklai Tea Research Institute (TTRI), Tea Research Association (TRA), Jorhat 785008, Assam, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 1-9, July,10 (2016)

Abstract

Tea diseases are considered as important biotic constraint, leads to significant tea crop losses. Incidence and disease severity of red rust (causal agents: Cephaleuros parasiticus and C. mycoidea) and Fusarium die-back (causal agent: Fusarium solani) in different tea growing areas of Assam was investigated in the present investigation. The results revealed that some of the tea cultivars are relatively susceptible to tea pathogens (Cephaleuros spp., and F. solani). Data within the same column followed by different letters are significantly different from each other (P < 0.05). Tea cultivars and the phenomenon of susceptibility to selected tea pathogens have important consequences for disease epidemiology and the effectiveness of management protocols.

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