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Evaluation of fluorescent Pseudomonads and Bacillus isolates for the biocontrol of a wilt disease complex of pigeonpea


Twenty isolates of fluorescent pseudomonads and Bacillus spp. were obtained from pathogen suppressive soil of a pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) field showing wilt disease complex. These isolates were evaluated in the laboratory and screen-house for the biocontrol of wilt disease complex. Six isolates were considered to have potential for the biocontrol of the disease on the basis of antibiotic sensitivity, antifungal activity, fluorescence produced by Pseudomonas, inhibitory effect on the hatching and penetration of nematodes and colonization of pigeonpea roots by these isolates. These isolates will be further tested for their biocontrol of wilt disease complex of pigeonpea under field conditions.

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Siddiqui, S., Siddiqui, Z.A. & Ahmad, I. Evaluation of fluorescent Pseudomonads and Bacillus isolates for the biocontrol of a wilt disease complex of pigeonpea. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 21, 729–732 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11274-004-4799-z

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  • Bacillus
  • Biocontrol potential
  • pigeonpea
  • Pseudomonas
  • wilt disease complex