TITLE

A new technique for monoconidial culture of the most aggressive isolate in a given population of Bipolaris sorokiniana , cause of foliar spot blotch in wheat and barley

AUTHOR(S)
Dharmendra Kumar; Ramesh Chand; Lal Prasad; Arun Joshi
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology;Nov2007, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p1647
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract  We developed a new technique for monoconidial culture of the most aggressive isolate in a given population of Bipolaris sorokiniana, to facilitate the evaluation of spot blotch resistance in wheat and barley. Blotched portions of infected barley leaves were placed on a glass slide in a moist chamber for production of conidia by associated fungal hyphae. Conidia were collected separately and grown on water agar discs. Individual water agar discs having conidium growth were inoculated on barley leaves. The conidium producing the earliest symptom with the largest lesion was considered most aggressive. This lesion was incubated in a moist chamber and the conidial offspring were tested for pathogenicity. When a uniform infection was observed, a small piece of the lesion was cut using a sterilized scalpel, surface sterilized with NaOCl, and inoculated in the centre of Petri dishes containing potato dextrose agar medium. The inoculated Petri dishes were incubated at 25 � 1 �C to yield monoconidial cultures of the most aggressive isolate. Variability in symptom expression caused by the most aggressive isolate of a given population was much less than variability in symptom expression caused by all isolates collectively. The techniques will be useful for plant pathologists and breeders in screening for spot blotch resistance in wheat and barley.
ACCESSION #
27011200

 

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