Antifungal activity of bacteria against the phytopathogens of papaya (Carica papaya L.)
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  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2019 - Volume 13 Issue 1, pp. 83-91
  • Published Online: 06 Feb 2019
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Abstract

The present study was undertaken to evaluate in vitro antifungal activity of six bacterial strains procured from MTCC, India against two of the plant pathogenic fungi, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Curvularia carica papayae, affecting papaya. Initial screening was done by dual culture assay and two relatively potent bacteria viz., Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 7904 and Pseudomonas monteilii MTCC 9796 were selected and further assayed against the pathogens using crude extract of their culture filtrates by poisoned food technique. Both the bacteria exhibited significant antifungal activity against the phytopathogens (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Curvularia carica papayae) screened by complete inhibition of mycelial growth. The results suggest the possible applicability of these two bacteria for the eco-friendly management of papaya phytopathogens after further studies.

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