Infection of mungbean seed by the charcoal rot pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina

Fuhlbohm, Michael, Ryley, Malcolm and Aitken, Elizabeth (2010). Infection of mungbean seed by the charcoal rot pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina. In: B. George-Jaeggli and D. J. Jordan, Proceedings of the 1st Australian Summer Grains Conference. 1st Australian Summer Grains Conference 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 21-24 June 2010.

Author Fuhlbohm, Michael
Ryley, Malcolm
Aitken, Elizabeth
Title of paper Infection of mungbean seed by the charcoal rot pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina
Formatted title
Infection of mungbean seed by the charcoal rot pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina
Conference name 1st Australian Summer Grains Conference 2010
Conference location Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 21-24 June 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 1st Australian Summer Grains Conference
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Poster
Editor B. George-Jaeggli
D. J. Jordan
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Introduction

Charcoal rot, caused by the fungus Macrophomina phaseolina is a widespread and sometimes serious disease of most summer field crops, including mungbean (Vigna radiata), in eastern Australia.

The disease is most commonly known as causing a dry blight (also known as charcoal rot or ashy stem blight) of stems when plants are subject to moisture and/or heat stress after flowering. Affected plants usually die prematurely.

M. phaseolina can also cause a soft, wet rot of mungbean sprouts, when the fungus grows from infected seeds during the sprouting process. The presence of the pathogen in seed poses a serious risk to some overseas sprouting seed markets.

Studies were undertaken to determine the method of infection of mungbean seed by Macrophomina phaseolina prior to investigating possible control measures.
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