Author: S. VARSHNEY, R.C. PANDEY, R.K. PANDAY, B.K. DWIVEDI AND V. SINGH
Publishing Date: 2005
Volume 23 Issue 1
An experiment was conducted at Bioved Research Farm during 2003 to study the effect of interaction between mungbean yellow mosaic virus and Meloidogyne incognita on the growth of mungbean plants. The growth parameters viz., shoot length, root length, number of branches, Number of leaves, number of pods, rhizobium nodules, fresh shoot weight, fresh root weight, dry shoot weight, dry root weight, yield were reduced more in presence of both the pathogens than individual. Plant growth parameters, in combined inoculated plants were significantly different from the control and with the treatment with nematodes alone. However, they were at par with the treatment with virus alone. Number of galls, egg-masses and total nematode population in soil and roots were more, where plants were inoculated with nematode alone than that of combined inoculation, though they were at par. Maximum multiplication rate of nematode was recorded with nematode alone.