Indian Phytopathology

, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp 627–629 | Cite as

Identification of powdery mildew disease on Cleome rutidosperma caused by Podosphaera xanthii in Odisha, India

  • Ashish Kumar Nayak
  • Nitesh Kumar Mund
  • Kishore Babu BandamaravuriEmail author
Short Communication


Symptom of powdery mildew was observed for the first time on medicinal Cleome rutidosperma herb in different locations in Odisha, India. The fungus was isolated from the leaf surfaces and its pathogenicity was confirmed. The fungus was identified based on morphological characteristics and confirmed comparing the DNA sequences of internal transcribed spacer regions 1 and 2 plus 5.8S rDNA. This report is the first on C. rutidosperma powdery mildew disease caused by Podosphaera xanthii.


Powdery mildew Podosphaera xanthii Cleome rutidosperma ITS 



This work was supported by funds from the Odisha state government, India. The authors are thankful to the CEO, RPRC, Odisha, India for providing all necessary facilities during the study.

Compliance with ethical standards

Ethical standards

This article follows the experimental guidelines of the country.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashish Kumar Nayak
    • 1
  • Nitesh Kumar Mund
    • 1
  • Kishore Babu Bandamaravuri
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Microbial Genomics and Diagnostics Lab, Plant Pathology and Microbiology DivisionRegional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC)BhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyCSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsLucknowIndia

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