Species Concept in Sarocladium, the Causal Agent of Sheath Rot in Rice and Bamboo Blight

Pearce, David, Bridge, Paul and Hawksworth, David (2001) Species Concept in Sarocladium, the Causal Agent of Sheath Rot in Rice and Bamboo Blight. In: Major Fungal Diseases of Rice. Springer, London, pp. 285-292. ISBN 978-90-481-5835-5

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Sarocladium is a genus of hyphomycetes resembling Verticillium and Gliocladium. It is the causal organism of sheath rot of rice and blight in bamboo. Sarocladium oryzae was once considered to be a minor disease of rice, but is becoming increasingly destructive and widely distributed. It infects rice plants at various stages of growth, entering through stomata or wounds, but is most destructive after booting, and frequently associated with the presence of insect damage or Pseudomonas infection. The management of sheath rot of rice by cultural, biological, and chemical methods has been reviewed (Ramabadran et al., 1990), although no effective control methods are currently available, seed treatment with fungicides such as Dithane M-45 and Benlate effectively eliminates seedborne inocula.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C500 Microbiology
D400 Agriculture
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 17:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25076

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