Indian Phytopathology

, Volume 71, Issue 3, pp 415–421 | Cite as

Screening of carrot cultivars against root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita

  • Faryad KhanEmail author
  • Mohd Asif
  • Amir Khan
  • Moh Tariq
  • Mansoor Ahmad Siddiqui
Research Article


To evaluate the 13 carrot cultivars against Meloidogyne incognita under green house conditions; different levels of susceptibility were observed in all the examined cultivars. Cultivar Golden Rosy was resistant to nematode attack with a low root gall index (1.2) while cultivar Kamini was found highly susceptible showing the highest root gall index (5.0). Similarly, the cultivars Rose Red, Noorie, Lali, Sindhuri, and Selection 80 were susceptible; the cultivars Pearl Red, Super Red, Surbhi, and Kamboj were moderately susceptible and the cultivars Desi Red and Red King were found moderately resistant against the nematode damage. A negative and significant correlation was found between root-knot nematode infestation and plant growth parameters.


Root-knot nematode Resistance Susceptibility Screening 



The authors are highly thankful to the University Grant Commission, New Delhi, for funding this research and the chairman, Department of Botany, AMU, Aligarh, for providing necessary facilities during the course of work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Botany, Section of Plant Pathology and NematologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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