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Sheath Rot Disease of Rice: Current Status and Control Strategies

  • N. Sakthivel
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Abstract

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a versatile food crop of the World, providing staple food for almost 2 billion people. More than 90% of the World’s rice is grown and consumed in Asia. Rice crop is attacked by several bacterial, fungal, viral pathogens and pests. Among them blast, bacterial blight, tungro virus are considered as major diseases. In recent years, sheath rot disease caused by Sarocladium oryzae (Sawada) Gams and Hawksworth has become a severe production constraint. This paper describes the present level of knowledge on the biology, pathology, epidemiology of S. oryzae and strategies for the management of sheath rot disease.

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International Rice Research Institute Sheath Blight British Mycological Society Chitinase Enzyme Plant Disease Reporter 
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  • N. Sakthivel
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  1. 1.Center for BiotechnologyPondicherry UniversityKalapet, PondicherryIndia

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