Greener Journal of Biological Sciences
Vol. 9(1), pp. 16-21 2019
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Pathological Studies on Lasiodiplodia theobromae the Causal Agent of Gummosis Infected Khaya grandifiolia
Chukunda, F.A.; Alapiki, F.U.
Department of Forestry and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Article No.: 071018095
The objective of this research was carried out the pathological studies on Lasiodioplodia theobramae the causal agent of gummosis infected African mahogany. The experiment was laid out in a completely randonized design (CRD) with five replicates. The effects of temperature and light and darkness on mycelial growth of L. theobromae were evaluated. The fungus grew from 20-40oC with optimum growth observed at 25-35oC on potato dextrose agars. On the 10th day, mycelial growth at 25-35oC was (15.6mm ± 0.0 - 30.6mm ± 0.05; 18.4mm ± 0.28 - 32.5mm ± 0.10). There was significant effects of light and darkness on the mycelial difference (P> 0.05) on the growth of L. theobromae. It is recommended from this research work that environmental factor such as temperatures; light/darkness significantly supported the growth of Lasiodioplodia theobramae.
Chukunda, F. A.
E-mail: onyifrank2002@ yahoo.com
Keywords: Pathological Studies, Lasiodioplodia theobramae, Gummosis, African mahogany.
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Cite this Article: Chukunda, FA; Alapiki, FU (2019). Pathological Studies on Lasiodiplodia theobromae the Causal Agent of Gummosis Infected Khaya grandifiolia. Greener Journal of Biological Sciences, 9(1): 15-21, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJBS.2019.1.071018095.
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