Muhammad Atiq

Muhammad Atiq
University of Agriculture Faisalabad · Department of Plant Pathology

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Maize (Zea mays L) is a parsimoniously important cereal crop after wheat and rice because it is rich in carbohydrates, protein, fiber, sugar, and ash, and oil that's used as human food and the crop is used as animal feed too. The stalk rot of maize caused by Fusarium moniliforme (Fm) is one of the most important emerging threats to the successful p...
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Cucumber is an economically important crop and cultivated in almost all temperature zones. It is also used as model system for sex and vascular biology study. Cultivation of cucumber is increasing day by day due to its high nutrition value. Several diseases pose great threat to cultivation of cucumber and one of the highly devastating disease of cu...
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Atiq et al.: Green synthesis of silver and copper nanoparticles from leaves of Eucalyptus globulus and assessment of its antibacterial potential towards Xanthomonas citri pv. citri causing citrus canker-2205-APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 20(3):2205-2213. Abstract. Green synthesis of nanoparticles has ushered in a new research field kno...
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Onion is one of the world's most important vegetable crop cultivated in Pakistan and plays a significant role in human diet. Numerous diseases attack on onion crop, but purple leaf blotch is the most important one, because it causes 80 to 90% of onion yield loss all over the world. In current experiment twenty-three fungicides at three concentratio...
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Green synthesis of nanoparticles has ushered in a new research field known as green or phyto-nanotechnology. Plant based nanotechnology has emerged as an imperative tool for the management of plant diseases. In comparison to other conventional techniques, green synthesis of various nanoparticles was found tobe non-toxic, low-cost, and profitable, r...
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Bacterial wilt of potato caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is most severe bacterial disease effecting potato production worldwide.In present research, the effect of different chemicals [Score(24.51%), Topsin-M (70%), Cabrio (60%), Fossi l(29%), Milvet (80%), Forum Top (53%), Excel(80%), Evcin (80%), Electus Super (30%) and Copper Hydroxide (52.4%) a...
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Bell pepper (Capsicum annuum) is prone to attack by a number of diseases, but Southern blight is the most destructive disease caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. For selection of resistant source, ten varieties of bell pepper were screened out against southern blight in the research area, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Fai...
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Stem rot of berseem (SRB) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (SS) is the most devastating and cosmopolitan plant disease, and infecting more than 400 species of plants worldwide. The disease is reported to cause more than $200 million losses. In Pakistan, the disease is infecting all cultivars of Berseem and causing heavy losses. The Sargodha distr...
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Fungal diseases, including sheath rot (Sarocladium oryzae), cause significant losses of yield and milling quality of rice (Oryza sativa). In August 2021, symptoms like sheath rot were observed on 20% of rice plants (cv. Presidio) in 1-hectare field in Eagle Lake, Texas. Initial lesions occurred on the upper flag leaf sheaths and were oblong or irre...
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Climatic conditions play a crucial part regarding the development of blackleg caused by Pectobacterium atrocepticum (Pa), which is one of the major threats the potato industry faced. These factors affect the stage of growth, host susceptibility, succulence, vigor, survival, rate of multiplication, direction of pathogen dispersion, rate of spore pen...
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Climatic conditions play a significant role in the development of citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas citri pv . citri ( Xcc ). Citrus canker is regarded as one of the major threats being faced by citrus industry in citrus growing countries of the world. Climatic factors exert significant impacts on growth stage, host susceptibility, succulence, vi...
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Alternaria brown spot is very important disease of mandarins and its hybrids which is caused by Alternaria citri. This disease is most prevalent in humid subtropical citrus producing areas. Present study gives the new information about the selection of fungicides for this disease. Seven fungicides (Hexaconazole+ captan, mancozeb+ metalexyle, difeno...
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Brown spot (Cochliobolus miyabeanus), blast (Magnaporthe oryzae) and stackburn (Alternaria padwickii) are common diseases in rice with similar leaf spot symptoms. In August 2021, a leaf spot disease, with symptoms dissimilar to these diseases, occurred on almost 100% of the leaves and sheaths of rice plants (cv. Presidio) in a 1-hectare field in Ea...
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Green synthesis of silver and copper nanoparticles from leaves of Eucalyptus globulus and assessment of its antibacterial potential towards Xanthomonas citri pv. citri causing citrus canker-2205-APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 20(3):2205-2213. Abstract. Green synthesis of nanoparticles has ushered in a new research field known as green o...
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Canker is the most devastating threat of citrus being caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (Xac). A trail was conducted in the citrus pathology Laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Nine antibiotics Levofloxacin, Streptomycin, Ampicillin, kanamycin, Erythromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Clarithromycin, Azithr...
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Multiple diseases, including brown spot (Cochliobolus miyabeanus), leaf spot (Epicoccum sorghimum), and blast (Magnaporthe oryzae), can cause spot-like symptoms on the leaves of rice. In July 2021, a disease showing symptoms like brown spot was observed in an 8-hectare field of rice, with disease incidence of >30%, in Beaumont, Texas. Lesions start...
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Citrus is considered as an important fruit crop of Pakistan belonging to family Rutaceae. The production of citrus is affected by both biotic and abiotic factors. .Brown leaf spot of citrus caused by Alternaria citri is one among the biotic factors. It causes huge economic losses in its production. Therefore, current experiment will be designed to...
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Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. capsici) of reduces the yield of chilli annually. For management of this destructive disease, five plant extracts (Moringa oleifera, Zingiber officinale, Azadirachta indica, Aloe vera, and Allium sativum) @ 10 and 15% and four chemicals (Carbendazim, Topsin-M, Capnazol and Aliette) @ 300 and 500 ppm were eva...
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For management of blackleg disease of potato nine antibiotics were evaluated under lab conditions and the two most effective were assessed under greenhouse and field conditions Among all treatments, maximum inhibition zone was expressed by ciprofloxacin (14.17) mm followed by levofloxacin (12.93), ampicillin (6.79), kanamycin (6.54), clarithrom...
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Epidemiological conditions conducive for the development of black leg disease of potato were characterized on five potato varieties including Harmony, Lady Rosetta, Desiree, Accent and Faisalabad White. All epidemiological factors including Max and Min Temperature, Rain fall, Relative humidity and wind speed showed significant relationship with...
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Biochemical compounds are important factors in plant-disease interactions. Plants become prone to pathogen infection due to alterations in these compounds which help the plants in restricting the pathogens. Knowledge of these alterations is helpful for researchers to develop some concrete solutions for the management of canker disease. For this pur...
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Changing climatic conditions have an impact on the commercial harvest and production of Capsicum annuum L. across the world. It is a summer crop that grows best at 21°C (low) to 37 °C (high) temperature. Changes in normal growth, poor shoot and root length, increased antioxidant activity, low sugar content, high proline content, and poor yield were...
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Changing climatic conditions have an impact on the commercial harvest and production of Capsicum annuum L. across the world. It is a summer crop that grows best at 21°C (low) to 37 °C (high) temperature. Changes in normal growth, poor shoot and root length, increased antioxidant activity, low sugar content, high proline content, and poor yield were...
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Downy Mildew of Muskmelon is one the most devastating fungal phytopathological issue. Pseudopernospora Cubensis is an obligate parasite and has worldwide distribution. It is reported in more than 70 different countries with diverse climatic conditions with a wide host range that can infect more than 20 different genera of cucurbits. The aim of this...
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Rice blast disease (RBD) is a potential threat in rice-belt of Punjab, Pakistan. The current research was planned to identify resistant genotypes of rice by screening them against RBD under field conditions. To evaluate the resistance or susceptibility of rice germplasm against P. oryzae in rice fields, seventy-two (72) genotypes of rice were sown...
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Capsicum annuum L. member of family Solanaceae is an important vegetable crop throughout the world. Fusarium wilt of chilli caused by Fusarium oxysporoum f.sp. capsici, is a serious destructive disease, which reduces its yield and is a major threat to the economy. Plant activators play an important role to manage soil born disease. In current study...
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Citrus canker, caused by Xanthomonas citri pv. citri, is the most destructive disease of citrus throughout the world. Synthetic chemicals have so far proved ineffective and harmful to the environment. That is why in current study, phyto-extracts were examined due to their less hazardous and eco-friendly nature. For the management of citrus canker,...
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Changing climatic conditions have an impact on the commercial harvest and production of Capsicum annuum L. across the world. It is a summer crop that grows best at 21°C (low) to 37 °C (high) temperature. Changes in normal growth, poor shoot and root length, increased antioxidant activity, low sugar content, high proline content, and poor yield were...
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A comprehensive survey was conducted during 2020 in district Sargodha (Sargodha, Sillan Wali, Bhalwal, Kot Momin, Sahiwal and Shahpur) in Pakistan to know the intensity of citrus canker. For this purpose, five orchards of each tehsil of district Sargodha were selected to find out the incidence of citrus canker by using a zigzag method of sampling....
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A comprehensive survey was conducted during 2020 in district Sargodha (Sargodha, Sillan Wali, Bhalwal, Kot Momin, Sahiwal and Shahpur) in Pakistan to know the intensity of citrus canker. For this purpose, five orchards of each tehsil of district Sargodha were selected to find out the incidence of citrus canker by using a zigzag method of sampling....
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A comprehensive survey was conducted during 2020 in district Sargodha (Sargodha, Sillan Wali, Bhalwal, Kot Momin, Sahiwal and Shahpur) in Pakistan to know the intensity of citrus canker. For this purpose, five orchards of each tehsil of district Sargodha were selected to find out the incidence of citrus canker by using a zigzag method of sampling....
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Rice (Oryzae sativa L.), a member of Poaceae, is extensively cultivated in subtropical and tropical areas around the world. Rice is the second most widely grown cereal crop of the world and it plays a significant role in Pakistan's economy. Unfortunately, such a valuable crop is susceptible to a variety of diseases, BLB which is caused by bacterial...
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A comprehensive germplasm evaluation study of wheat elite lines was conducted at Wheat Research Institute Faisalabad-Pakistan to identify new sources of leaf, stripe and stem rust resistance and high yield potential during crop seasons 2015-2017. The parent lines were selected on the basis of phenotypic characteristics and slow rusting history for...
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The current research was conducted to investigate the alterations in the mineral status in the leaves of tomato plants against early blight (EB) caused by Alternaria solani. Six tomato varieties; viz. Riograndae, Roma and Basket (resistant) and T-88572, BHN-961 and BHN-1021(susceptible) were inoculated with a blend of five isolates of Alternaria so...
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Red rot is one of the most alarming threat to successful production of sugarcane crop. It is caused by Colletotrichum falcatum which is responsible for significant yield losses along with 29-83℅ reduction in cane weight and reduces 31-75℅ sugar contents. Different management strategies are used to manage red rot of sugarcane. In current study, five...
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A comprehensive germplasm evaluation study of wheat elite lines was conducted at Wheat Research Institute Faisalabad-Pakistan to identify new sources of leaf, stripe and stem rust resistance and high yield potential during crop seasons 2015-2017. The parent lines were selected on the basis of phenotypic characteristics and slow rusting history for...
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Inhibitory effects of different plant extracts viz., Azadricta indica (Neem), Allium cepa (Onion) Catharanthus rosius (Sada Bahar), Allium sativum (Garlic), Zingiber officinale, (Ginger) and streptomycin chemical, invitro, against the growth of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri were investigated through inhibition zone technique. All the bio-control...
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Plant extracts and streptomycin sulfate were evaluated against Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri. In first experiment, Azadirachta indica, Allium cepa, Catharanthus roseus, Allium sativum, Zingiber officinale (Roscoe) were investigated in vitro through inhibition zone technique against the growth of X. a. pv. citri. Results indicated that A. indica...
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Leaf rust caused by Puccinia recondita f. sp. tritici, is one of the most important diseases of wheat worldwide, which is engendered to hefty wheat yield losses each year. In order to alleviate yield losses, resistant varieties are used. In the absence of resistance, leaf rust management through chemicals is an alternate strategy. However, frequent...
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Onion is one of the world’s most important vegetable crop cultivated in Pakistan and plays a significant role in human diet. Numerous diseases attack on onion crop, but purple leaf blotch is the most important one, because it causes 80 to 90% of onion yield loss all over the world. In current experiment twenty-three fungicides at three concentratio...
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Brown leaf spot disease of rice is a dominant lethal disease, caused by the fungus Bipolaris oryzae. The pathogen is an obligate parasite and causes qualitative and quantitative damage to rice crop. The objective of the present study was to investigate what extent the defense related biochemical compounds reflect the distinct categories of resistan...
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Brown leaf spot disease of rice is a dominant lethal disease, caused by the fungus Bipolaris oryzae. The pathogen is an obligate parasite and causes qualitative and quantitative damage to rice crop. The objective of the present study was to investigate what extent the defense related biochemical compounds reflect the distinct categories of resistan...
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This book is scientific principles of plant diseases caused by pathogens (Infectious agents), health science, biological sciences and environmental conditions. Organisms that cause infectious disease including fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroid's protozoa, nematodes and many other parasitic organisms. plant pathology involves in the study of pathogen...
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Citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (Xac) is the most devastating threat to the world citrus industry. A greenhouse and field trail were conducted at Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Levofloxacin, Ciprofloxacin were tested against Xac by injection technique under Randomized Complete Block Des...
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Mortierella capitata was isolated from chilli filed soil by the survey of microbial pathogens in the chilli field from different places of Hyderabad, Pakistan. M. capitata was identified based on morphological characters and phylogenetic analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS-1 and ITS-4) sequence results. These results indicated that the...
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Two fungicides, Aliette and ThiovitJet @ 0.15%, containing Aluminum tris (O-ethyl phosphonate) and sulphur compounds, respectively; two plant extracts, Melia azedarach and Azadirachta indica @ 8% and one biocontrol agent, Trichoderma harzianum @ 10 7 conidia ml-1 were investigated against ascochyta blight of chickpea under field conditions. Treatme...
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Fifteen citrus cultivars were screened for the sources of resistance against citrus canker disease incited by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri in a field trial conducted at research area of plant pathology department for two years i.e. 2005-07.Out of fifteen citrus cultivars Citrus sinensis cv. jaffa exhibited resistant response and five cultivars...
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Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is considered a desirable fruit in international markets and is grown throughout tropical and sub-tropical countries around the world (Alemu, 2014). Stem end rot is the most damaging and complex postharvest disease of mango, resulting in losses of up to 40% in Pakistan, which is the leading producer and exporter (Alam et...
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The whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is one of the most important crop pest among the 100 worst invasive species which threatens agriculture worldwide and poses a serious threat to global food security. The control of B. tabaci depends on the insecticide applications in Pakistan, therefore, monitoring of insecticide res...
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A comprehensive germplasm screening of 855 wheat advanced lines was conducted at Wheat Research Institute, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad to identify new sources of leaf rust resistance during crop seasons 2015-2017. In a primary evaluation, 112 advanced lines were selected having high phenotypic uniformity for further testing at...
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Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), is a substantial pest of Okra crop, Abelmoschus esculentus, that caused substantial losses through sucking cell sap. On the basis of susceptibility, a field experiment was carried out to assess the different genotypes of A. esculentus during growing season (July-August) against B. tabaci. Plant gen...
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In Pakistan the brinjal leaf spot is the most important eggplant foliar disease caused by Alternaria alternata. The use of resistant varieties is an environmentally sustainable and pollution free method for the local control of fungal diseases some crops. Research work was carried out to determine resistant source against leaf spot. Ten brinjal var...
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The present research was conducted under randomized complete block design (RCBD) in the research area of the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad for the screening of Pea germplasm against Fusarium wilt disease under field conditions. Four varieties Pahuja, Green cross, Meteor and Sarsabz were collected from Ayub Agri...
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Citrus belongs to family Rutaceae have high economic, nutritional and medicinal value. It is an important source of foreign exchange for Pakistan from a long time. Unfortunately, its production and quality become victim of several biotic and abiotic diseases among which citrus canker induced by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri is most dangerous. Th...
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Turnip (Brassica rapa) is a herbaceous annual or biennial root crop of Brassicaceae family, produced for its edible roots and leaves. It is highly nutritive fodder crop that has a short growing season, grown in temperate climates worldwide. Turnip is attacked by many fungal pathogens, but Alternaria alternata is one most dangerous of them causing L...
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Citrus belongs to family Rutaceae. It is one of the most important nutritional and commercial crop in the world. A number of factors are responsible for the deterioration of citrus crop. Among these factors, citrus canker is one of the most devastating one, which is caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv ctitri (Xac) and has great economic importance...
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Mineral nutrients play an important role in plant-disease interactions. Experiments were conducted under Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications to find out the influence of macro and micro-nutrients with relation to the citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (Xac). Mixture of nutrients NPK (Compound) and B...
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Leaf and stripe rust caused by Puccinia recondita and Puccinia striiformis are important diseases of wheat in Pakistan and worldwide. The survey was carried out to monitor virulence pattern among the pathogen populations on rust trap nurseries planted in four different locations of Pakistan in 2016 and 2017 years. The rust trap nurseries consisted...
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Recently, grape vines at Kunar province of Afghanistan has been found severely affected by a new foliar disease. Small brown spots of different shapes were developed on the leaves, these lesions became increased in size (0.5-0.8 cm diameter) and covered the entire field. Affected leave tissues were surface disinfected, cultured on potato dextrose a...
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The major objectives of the present studies are the following. i) To screen different citrus cultivars against Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri. and its vector and identification of tolerant varieties. ii) To monitor disease severity and leaf minor population on weakly basis through out the season in research area of Plant Pathology Department, Uni...
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The essence of research endeavors undertaken was to evaluate available commercial citrus varieties, for citrus canker disease during two years i.e.2005-07 .The varieties grouped in 0 to 9 scale constituted a valuable source of germplasm which may be employed in breeding for genetic resistance against citrus canker. In fact, genetic resistance umbre...
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Recent studies demonstrate an increasing number of virulent fungal diseases in plants resulting in economic losses. Several techniques are being used for the rapid recognition and control of fungal pathogens. Applications of different chemical fungicides are not an eco-friendly approach towards fungal diseases as it causes environmental pollution a...
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Citrus is the most valuable fruit all over the world as well as Pakistan due to its taste, nutritional and medicinal qualities. All the citrus producing regions are facing threat due to a soil borne water loving pathogen Phytophthora species. Gummosis is the major disease which destroying the backbone of citrus industry. Several Phytophthora specie...