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Seed-borne Fungi Detected in Sugar Beet Seeds Imported into India during Last Three Decades

P. C. Agarwal, B. Singh, U. Dev, I. Rani, D. Chand, and R. K. Khetarpal

December 2006


Quarantine processing of 1,111 samples of germplasm and inbred lines of sugar beet seed imported into India from 1976 to 2005 resulted in the interception of 10 pathogenic fungi including Uromyces beticola, the beet rust pathogen which is not yet reported from India.


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