PATHOGENIC POTENTIAL OF PRATYLENCHUS THORNEI ON SOME MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS

A. Haseeb, P. K. Shukla, F. Butool

Abstract


Studies were undertaken to evaluate the pathogenic potential of Pratylenchus thornei on fifteen medicinal and aromatic plants in a glasshouse (25±3 °C) pot experiment. The results indicated that all the tested species inoculated with 5000 nematodes per plant suffered a significant (P =0.01) reduction in plant length and fresh weight as compared to uninoculated controls. Greatest reduction in root length, shoot height and fresh root-shoot weights occurred in Trigonella foenum-graecum and the least in Apium graveolens. None of the plants was resistant to P. thornei.

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