Journal of General Plant Pathology (2014) 80, 475-478

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Toshimasa Shiraishi, Hiroshi Sakai, Kentaro Ikeda and Toshihiko Urushibara (2014)
A useful method for preparing microsclerotial inoculum of Verticillium dahliae
Journal of General Plant Pathology 80 (6), 475-478
Abstract: Various methods of inoculating plants with Verticillium dahliae have been described; however, so far, there are no effective preparations of its microsclerotia, a major source of infection under natural field conditions. In this study, we developed a simple and effective method to prepare microsclerotial inoculum of V. dahliae using a cellophane medium that effectively promoted microsclerotia formation. In addition, a sieving process allowed the preparation of inoculum exclusively composed of microsclerotia. Our novel method provides a reproducible and stable inoculum for disease induction by V. dahliae under conditions that approximate natural infections.
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Database assignments for author(s): Kentaro Ikeda, Hiroshi Sakai

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution

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Verticillium dahliae Aralia (crop) Japan