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Isolation, Identification, and Pathogenicity of Phytophthora Blight of Pigeonpea

M. Sharma and R. Ghosh

September 2018

Diagnostic Guide

Phytophthora blight is an emerging threat in pigeonpea. This article briefly discusses diagnosis of Phytophthora blight on pigeonpea including the symptoms and signs, taxonomy, and geographic distribution. Methods of isolation, identification, and storage of Phytophthora cajani (causal organism of Phytophthora blight) are also discussed. This information will be useful to all researchers involved in the diagnosis and management of Phytophthora blight of pigeonpea.


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