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  1. Parasitism of Rhizoctonia solani by strains of Trichoderma spp. Parasitismo de Rhizoctonia solani por linhagens de Trichoderma spp.

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    Itamar Soares de Melo

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani causes serious diseases in a wide range of plant species. The fungus Trichoderma has been shown to be particularly effective in the control of the pathogen. Thus, this research was carried out to screen fourteen Trichoderma strains against R. solani in vitro. All strains tested inhibited the growth of R. solani. Three T. koningii strains produced toxic metabolites with strong activity against R. solani, inhibiting the mycelial growth by 79%. T. harzianum, Th-9 reduced the viability of sclerotia of R. solani by 81.8% and T. koningii, TK-5 reduced by 53%. Electron microscopic observations revealed that all T. harzianum strains interacted with R. solani. Th-9 grew toward and coiled around the host cells, penetrating and destroying the hyphae. Penetration of host cells was apparently accomplished by mechanical activity.Rhizoctonia solani é um dos mais destrutivos patógenos de plantas cultivadas. Métodos alternativos de controle têm sido empregados com sucesso, particularmente, utilizando-se o fungo Trichoderma. Este trabalho visou, portanto, selecionar linhagens efetivas desse micoparasita contra o patógeno. Onze linhagens de T. harzianum e três de T. koningii foram testadas in vitro com relação ao parasitismo de hifas e de escleródios e produção de metabólitos tóxicos. Todas as linhagens de Trichoderma spp. inibiram o crescimento miceliano de R. solani e as três linhagens de T. koningii produziram potentes antibióticos, que inibiram mais de 79% o crescimento do patógeno. Uma linhagem de T. harzianum, Th-9, reduziu a viabilidade dos escleródios em 81,8% e uma de T. koningii em 53%. Microscopia eletrônica de varredura revelou que todas as linhagens de T. harzianum parasitaram R. solani enquanto nenhuma linhagem de T. koningii interagiu com R. solani, possivelmente, devido à forte inibição causada pelos metabólitos que impediu o contato entre os dois fungos. T. harzianum, Th-9, cresceu ao redor, penetrou e destruiu as hifas de R. solani. A penetração das células hospedeiras parece ser acompanhada por atividade mecânica.

  2. Depth at which Rhizoctonia solani causes infection fo sugar beet

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    Rhizoctonia solani (Kuhn) is the causal agent of Rhizoctonia root rot of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Typically, Rhizoctonia root rot symptoms appear to be initiated on the plant at the soil line. Recently, sugar beet plants were observed with Rhizoctonia root rot infections close to the root ti...

  3. Optimized protein extraction methods for proteomic analysis of Rhizoctonia solani

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    Rhizoctonia solani (Teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris) is a basidiomycetous fungus which includes important plant pathogens, saprophytes and mycorrhizae. R. solani displays several hyphal anastomosis groups (AGs) with distinct host plant specializations. In order to facilitate studies on its biol...

  4. Meloidogyne javanica-Rhizoctonia solani disease complex of peanut

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    Abdel-Momen, S. M.; Starr, J L

    1998-01-01

    L'interaction entre #Meloidogyne javanica$ et #Rhizoctonia solani$ a été étudiée sur arachide en serre et en microparcelles au champ. L'action de #R. solani$ sur la reproduction de #M. javanica$ est variable, la Pi du nématode ayant une plus grande influence sur sa reproduction que la présence de #R. solani$. Lors d'expériences en microparcelles ayant une disposition factorielle et comportant quatre niveaux d Pi du nématode et deux (1995) ou trois (1996) niveaux de #R. solani$, la pourriture ...

  5. Patogenicidade de Rhizoctonia solani em morangueiro Pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani to strawberry

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    Maria Aparecida de Souza Tanaka; Margarida Fumiko Ito; Francisco Antonio Passos

    1995-01-01

    O fungo Rhizoctonia solani Kuhen tem sido isolado com maior freqüência de mudas e plantas adultas de morangueiro com sintomas de subdesenvolvimento, declínio progressivo, avermelhamento ou arroxeamento dos folíolos, pecíolos e estolhos, além do apodrecimento do ápice da coroa, estipulas e base dos pecíolos. As plantas doentes apresentavam, com freqüência, raízes escuras ou com áreas necrosadas. Fusarium spp. e Pythium spp. também estavam, reiteradamente, associados às plantas doentes. Para de...

  6. Patogenicidade de Rhizoctonia solani em morangueiro Pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani to strawberry

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    Maria Aparecida de Souza Tanaka

    1995-01-01

    Full Text Available O fungo Rhizoctonia solani Kuhen tem sido isolado com maior freqüência de mudas e plantas adultas de morangueiro com sintomas de subdesenvolvimento, declínio progressivo, avermelhamento ou arroxeamento dos folíolos, pecíolos e estolhos, além do apodrecimento do ápice da coroa, estipulas e base dos pecíolos. As plantas doentes apresentavam, com freqüência, raízes escuras ou com áreas necrosadas. Fusarium spp. e Pythium spp. também estavam, reiteradamente, associados às plantas doentes. Para determinar a causa dos sintomas descritos e verificar, isoladamente ou em mistura, possível interação entre os patógenos R. solani, Fusarium sp. e Pythium sp., testaram-nos quanto à patogenicidade, em mudas de morangueiro, em casa de vegetação. Observou-se que somente quando R. solani estava presente havia reprodução dos sintomas, de modo semelhante ao observado no campo, comprovando sua patogenicidade. Fusarium e Pythium, no entanto, foram reisolados de lesões radiculares, o que indica seu possível envolvimento no complexo da doença, aumentando os sintomas de declínio em condições de campo.Rhizoctonia solani was consistently associated with strawberry plants in nurseries or in fruit production fields, with symptoms of progressive decline, stunt, reddening of leaflets, petioles and runners, besides dry rots of the crown apex, estipules and base of the petioles. These plants showed frequently roots with necrotic lesions. Fusarium spp. and Pythium spp. also were isolated from the diseased plants. This study was conducted to determine the role of each referred fungus on the disease and to investigate a possible interaction between them. For this purpose, R. solani, Pythium sp. and Fusarium sp., alone or combined one with other, were inoculated in strawberry plants, in the greenhouse. The results showed that only when R. solani was present, there was an identical reproduction of the symptoms observed in the field. Fusarium and Pythium, nevertheless, were reisolated from root lesions, indicating the possibility of its involvement with the disease, increasing the symptoms of decline under field conditions.

  7. DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA-MEDIATED HYPOVIRULENCE OF RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI

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    Rhizoctonia solani is a soilborne fungal plant pathogen responsible for economic losses of crops worldwide. Isolates of Rhizoctonia (anastomosis group 3) cause a disease commonly known as black scurf, stem and stolon canker of potato. We observed that some isolates of the pathogen lose their ability...

  8. Badania nad patogeniczno?ci? grzyba Rhizoctonia solani Kühn na lnie [Investigations of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn pathogenicity to flax

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    St. Sadowski

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The investigations on the pathogenicity of four Rhizoctonia solani isolates were carried out in relation to three varieties of flax; LCSD - 210, LCSD - 200 and Wiera. Variety LCSD - 210 was found to be the most resistant. Isolates obtaind from flax and potatoes were especially pathogenic. Rhizoctonia solani was parasitic during the whole vegetation season, but particularly in the course of emergence. Parasitism of this fungus is of great economical significance.

  9. Signaling in the Rhizoctonia solani-rice pathosystem

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    Rhizoctonia solani is a necrotrophic soil borne fungal pathogen known to be a serious crop killer worldwide. A better understanding of the molecular signaling will benefit the development of effective methods to control the pathogen. To dissect molecular signaling between rice and R. solani a combin...

  10. Interrelationships of Rotylenchulus reniformis with Rhizoctonia solani on Cotton

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    Sankaralingam, A.; McGawley, E. C.

    1994-01-01

    The interrelationships between reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) and the cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) seedling blight fungus (Rhizoctonia solani) were studied using three isolates of R. solani, two populations of R. reniformis at multiple inoculum levels, and the cotton cultivars Dehapine 90 (DP 90) and Dehapine 41 (DP 41). Colonization of cotton hypocotyl tissue by R. solani resulted in increases (P ? 0.05) in nematode population densities in soil and in eggs recovered from the roo...

  11. Solid formulations of binucleate Rhizoctonia isolates suppress Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium ultimum in potting medium.

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    Harris, A R

    2000-03-01

    Two isolates of binucleate Rhizoctonia spp., previously selected for efficacy in suppression of Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium spp., as well as plant growth promotion, were incorporated into various solid substrate formulations. These formulated products were assayed at three doses in three glass-house experiments for biocontrol of damping-off diseases in Capsicum annuum. R. solani anastomosis group 4 or Pythium ultimum var. sporangiiferum were incorporated into pasteurized potting medium with each formulated binucleate Rhizoctonia product. All formulations were effective against both pathogens in at least two experiments, but some formulations of one isolate of binucleate Rhizoctonia did not give consistent control of R. solani in one experiment. The most consistent formulation, which provided control of both pathogens at all doses of binucleate Rhizoctonia, was the simple substrate of rice hulls. The implications for commercialization of a biocontrol product are discussed. PMID:10772155

  12. A rare case of human mycosis by Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Kaore, N M; Atul, A R; Khan, M Z; Ramnani, V K

    2012-01-01

    Rhizoctonia solani is a most widely recognized strong saprophyte with a great diversity of host plants. It is a first ever case of extensive human mycosis caused by Rhizoctonia solani in a 65-year-old diabetic and hypertensive farmer, with a history of head injury caused by fall of mud wall. Necrotic material collected revealed septate fungal hyphae with bacterial co-infection. Fungal culture on SDA at 25°C showed cotton wooly growth progressing to greyish-white to shiny metallic black colonies and identified on basis of septate mycelial growth without conidia, right angle branching, presence of compact hyphal forms and anastomosis between branching hyphae on LPCB mount. PMID:22885211

  13. Soil suppressiveness to Rhizoctonia solani and microbial diversity.

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    Bakker, Y; Van Loon, F M J; Schneider, J H M

    2005-01-01

    Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 2-2IIIB causes damping-off, black root rot and crown rot in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris). Based on experiences of growers and field experiments, soils can become suppressive to R. solani. The fungus may be present in the soil, but the plant does not show symptoms. Understanding the mechanisms causing soil suppressiveness to R. solani is essential for the development of environmentally friendly control strategies of rhizoctonia root rot in sugar beet. A bioassay that discriminates soils in their level of disease suppressiveness was developed. Results of bioassays were in accordance with field observations. Preliminary results indicate an active role of microbial communities. Our research is focused on the disentanglement of biological mechanisms causing soil suppressiveness to R. solani in sugar beet. Therefore, we are handling a multidisciplinary approach through experimental fields, bioassays, several in vitro techniques and molecular techniques (PCR-DGGE). PMID:16637155

  14. Resistência de cultivares de arroz a Rhizoctonia solani e Rhizoctonia oryzae Resistance of rice cultivars to Rhizoctonia solani and Rhizoctonia oryzae

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    Anne Sitarama Prabhu

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Isolados de Rhizoctonia solani e Rhizoctonia oryzae, agentes causais da queima-da-bainha e mancha-da-bainha, respectivamente, foram coletados em lavouras de arroz irrigado no Estado do Tocantins. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a resistência de 12 cultivares de arroz a essas doenças, sob condições artificiais de inoculação, em casa de vegetação. Não houve correlação entre resistência das cultivares a R. oryzae e R. solani quanto ao comprimento da lesão na bainha infectada pelo método de palito de dentes. A relação entre tamanho da lesão na bainha e folha foi linear e significativamente negativa (r = -0,66, PIsolates of Rhizoctonia solani and Rhizoctonia oryzae, the causal agents of sheath blight and sheath rot diseases, respectively, were collected from irrigated rice fields in the State of Tocantins, Brazil. The main objective of the investigation was to assess the resistance of 12 genotypes to these diseases, under artificial inoculation tests in greenhouse condition. There was no correlation between the resistance of cultivars to R. oryzae and R. solani for lesion extension on sheath infection obtained by the toothpick method. The relationship between lesion size on sheath and leaf was linear and significantly negative (r = -0.66, P<=0.05, thereby indicating that there is no relationship between resistance of sheath and leaf to infection by R. solani in rice cultivars. Among the early maturing genotypes Labelle was highly susceptible in all methods of inoculation. The area under disease progress curve based on lesion height on the culm and the inoculation method with rice husk and grain were found more adequate for determining the differences in the degree of resistance among cultivars. Leaves exhibited resistance to infection by R. oryzae in inoculation tests with mycelial discs.

  15. Study of the aggressiveness of Rhizoctonia solani isolates.

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    Heremans, B; Garrido Sepulveda, A; Haesaert, G

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents an in vitro test to screen the pathogenicity of different Rhizoctonia solani isolates on a host range. The level of aggressivity of the different isolates was different for several host plants tested. There were significant differences between the crops and the isolates tested. In general, the disease level was higher on beans, lettuce and cabbage. In carrot and rye grass the level of infection was lower for the isolates of R. solani tested. The potato isolates of R. solani were less aggressive than the isolates coming from maize, fodder beet and sugar beet. The R. solani isolates were also biochemically characterized by pectic zymograms: the isolates Rs0401 (from maize) and Rs0504 (from sugar beet) belong both to the anastomosis group AG2-2. PMID:18396839

  16. Rhizoctonia belly rot in cucumber fruit using Rhizoctonia solani isolated from sugar beet

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    Cucumbers are grown in rotation with sugar beets in some areas in Michigan but their interaction with important diseases affecting sugar beets is not well known. Cucumbers are known to be primarily susceptible to Rhizoctonia solani AG-4, but little is known about their susceptibility to AG 2-2 isola...

  17. Analysis of lectin concentrations in different Rhizoctonia solani strains.

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    Hamshou, M; Smagghe, G; Van Damme, E J M

    2007-01-01

    Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins that contain at least one carbohydrate binding domain which can bind to a specific mono- or oligosaccharide. These proteins are widely distributed in plants. However, over the last decade evidence is accumulating that lectins occur also in numerous fungi belonging to both the Ascomycota and Basiodiomycota. Rhizoctonia solani is known to be an important pathogen to a wide range of host plants. In this study, isolates of R. solani from different anastomosis groups have been screened for the presence of lectin using agglutination assays to detect and quantitate lectin activity. The evaluation included determination of the lectin content in mycelium as well as in sclerotia. The amount of lectin in the sclerotia was higher than in the mycelium of the same strains. The R. solani strains with the highest amounts of lectin have been selected for cultivation, extraction and purification of the lectin. PMID:18399497

  18. Enzyme production by the mycoparasite Verticillium biguttatum against Rhizoctonia solani.

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    McQuilken, Mark P; Gemmell, Jacqueline

    2004-02-01

    Verticillium biguttatum, a mycoparasite of the ubiquitous soil-borne plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani, excreted chitinase and beta-1,3-glucanase into liquid medium when grown on laminarin and chitin, respectively. Neither chitinase nor beta-1,3-glucanase was produced by the mycoparasite when grown on cell walls of two isolates of R. solani representing anastomosis groups (AG)-3 and AG-8. Extracellular protease was induced by growth on cell walls of the pathogen, whereas beta-1,3-glucanase and chitinase were produced bound to the cell wall of V. biguttatum. This is the first report of chitinase, beta-1,3-glucanase and protease production by V. biguttatum. These enzymes may play a previously unforeseen role in dissolving and penetrating the cell walls of R. solani. PMID:15119857

  19. Optimized protein extraction methods for proteomic analysis of Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Lakshman, Dilip K; Natarajan, Savithiry S; Lakshman, Sukla; Garrett, Wesley M; Dhar, Arun K

    2008-01-01

    Rhizoctonia solani (Teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris, T. praticola) is a basidiomycetous fungus and a major cause of root diseases of economically important plants. Various isolates of this fungus are also beneficially associated with orchids, may serve as biocontrol agents or remain as saprophytes with roles in decaying and recycling of soil organic matter. R. solani displays several hyphal anastomosis groups (AG) with distinct host and pathogenic specializations. Even though there are reports on the physiological and histological basis of Rhizoctonia-host interactions, very little is known about the molecular biology and control of gene expression early during infection by this pathogen. Proteamic technologies are powerful tools for examining alterations in protein profiles. To aid studies on its biology and host pathogen interactions, a two-dimensional (2-D) gel-based global proteomic study has been initiated. To develop an optimized protein extraction protocol for R. solani, we compared two previously reported protein extraction protocols for 2-D gel analysis of R. solani (AG-4) isolate Rs23. Both TCA-acetone precipitation and phosphate solubilization before TCA-acetone precipitation worked well for R. solani protein extraction, although selective enrichment of some proteins was noted with either method. About 450 spots could be detected with the densitiometric tracing of Coomassie blue-stained 2-D PAGE gels covering pH 4-7 and 6.5-205 kDa. Selected protein spots were subjected to mass spectrometric analysis with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS). Eleven protein spots were positively identified based on peptide mass fingerprinting match with fungal proteins in public databases with the Mascot search engine. These results testify to the suitability of the two optimized protein extraction protocols for 2-D proteomic studies of R. solani. PMID:19202841

  20. Mycoparasitism of Rhizoctonia solani by Endophytic Chaetomium spirale ND35 : Ultrastructure and Cytochemistry of the Interaction

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    Gao, Kexiang; Liu, X.; Kang, Zhensheng; Mendgen, Kurt

    2005-01-01

    The interaction between endophytic biocontrol agent Chaetomium spirale ND35 and the soil-borne plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani was studied by light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), as well as further investigated by gold cytochemistry to assess the potential role of cell wall degrading enzymes (CWDEs) during the mycoparasitic process. Macroscopic observations of fungal growth in dual cultures revealed that pathogen growth inhibition occurred soon after contact with the...

  1. A quitosana como fungistático no crescimento micelial de Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn / Chitosan as fungistatic mycelial growth of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn

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    Álvaro Rodrigo, Freddo; Sérgio Miguel, Mazaro; Eleandro José, Brun; Américo, Wagner Júnior.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani é um fungo causador de tombamento de plântulas em várias espécies vegetais. A quitosana é um polímero derivado do processo de desacetilação da quitina, a qual é encontrada em grande quantidade na carapaça de crustáceos, insetos e parede celular de fungos. A quitosana tem sido test [...] ada para diversos usos, inclusive no controle de fitopatógenos em agricultura, já que apresenta atividade antimicrobiana, para controle de patógenos. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito fungistático de diferentes concentrações de quitosana (0; 0,25; 0,5; 1 e 2%) no crescimento micelial do fungo R. solani in vitro. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram efeito significativo de quitosana nas diferentes concentrações utilizadas, na redução do crescimento micelial de R. solani. Observou-se também aumento do efeito fungistático da quitosana conforme o aumento da dose. Abstract in english Rhizoctonia solani is a fungus that causes damping-off of seedlings in various plant species. Chitosan is a polymer derived from the process of desacetylation of chitin, which is found in large quantities in the exoskeleton of crustaceans, insects and fungal cell wall. Chitosan has been tested for v [...] arious uses, including the control of plant pathogens in agriculture, since it presents antimicrobial activity to control pathogens. This study aimed to evaluate the fungistatic effect of different chitosan concentrations (0; 0.25; 0.5; 1 and 2%) in mycelial growth in vitro of the fungus R. solani. The results showed a significant effect of different concentrations of chitosan, in reduccing the mycelial growth of R. solani. It was also observed increased fungistatic effect with increasing of the concentration.

  2. Pea seed treatment for Rhizoctonia solani control / Desempenho de sementes de ervilhas em função do controle químico de Rhizoctonia solani

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    Patrícia Pereira da, Silva; Raquel Alves de, Freitas; Warley Marcos, Nascimento.

    Full Text Available Durante o estabelecimento das lavouras de ervilha, a ocorrência de Rhizoctonia solani causando tombamento de plântulas tem sido observada. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo verificar a eficiência do uso de fungicidas no tratamento de sementes de ervilha cultivar Mikado, visando o controle de Rh [...] izoctonia solani e seus efeitos na qualidade fisiológica dessas sementes. Sementes foram tratadas com os seguintes fungicidas: Carbendazim, Carbendazim + Thiram, Captan, Iprodione, Iprodione + Thiram, Metalaxil-M + Fludioxonil, Pencicurom, Procimidone e Tolifluanida. Como testemunha, foi utilizada sementes tratadas com água destilada. A avaliação da qualidade fisiológica das sementes após o tratamento foi realizada pelos seguintes testes: germinação, primeira contagem, envelhecimento acelerado, condutividade elétrica e emergência de plântulas. As sementes tratadas foram semeadas em solo não inoculado e inoculado com R. solani. A emergência de plântulas foi reduzida em solo inoculado, sendo que os tratamentos que apresentaram melhores resultados foram Carbendazim, Pencicurom, Iprodione e Carbendazim + Thiram. O fungicida Captan prejudicou a qualidade fisiológica das sementes tanto em laboratório como no campo. Com relação à germinação, os tratamentos que apresentaram melhores resultados foram Carbendazim, Pencicurom, Iprodione e Carbendazim + Thiram. Abstract in english The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficiency of fungicides for pea seed treatment against damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani and to verify their effects on physiological seed quality. 'Mikado' pea seeds were treated with the following fungicides: Carbendazim, Carbendazim + Thir [...] am, Captan, Iprodione, Iprodione + Thiram, Metalaxyl-M + Fludioxonil, Pencycuron, Procymidone and Tolyfluanid. Control seeds were treated with deionized water. Physiological seed quality was evaluated with the following tests: germination, first count, accelerated aging and electrical conductivity. Seeds were sown in soil inoculated and no inoculated with R. solani. The experimental design was completely random with four replications. Seedling emergence was reduced in inoculated soil and the best treatments for R. solani control were Carbendazim, Pencycuron, Iprodione and Carbendazim + Thiram. Captan reduced seed physiological quality in both the laboratory and field.

  3. Incompatibilidade somática em Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA da soja / Somatic incompatibility in Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA of soybean

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    Ana Paula da Silva de, Campos; Paulo Cezar, Ceresini.

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available O fungo Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA é um dos patógenos mais importantes que afeta a cultura da soja no Brasil, causando a mela ou queima foliar. A doença está associada com a fase teleomórfica de R. solani, o basidiomiceto Thanatephorus cucumeris. Neste estudo, baseando em conhecimento prévio sobre a [...] biologia de R. solani AG-1 IA, duas hipóteses foram testadas. Na primeira hipótese postulou-se a ocorrência de incompatibilidade somática em populações de R. solani AG-1 IA. A segunda hipótese testada foi de que esta população de R. solani AG-1 IA da soja apresenta indicações de estrutura sexual clonal. Duas amostras de isolados de R. solani AG-1 IA da soja obtidas no Maranhão e no Mato Grosso foram utilizadas. Na primeira amostra, foram selecionados isolados apresentando diferentes perfis de RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA), procurando maximizar a diversidade dos isolados, e evitando a introdução de possíveis clones no teste. Os isolados foram pareados em todas as combinações possíveis em meio de BDA mais carvão ativado e examinados quanto às interações somáticas resultantes. Seis grupos de incompatibilidade somática (GCS) foram detectados entre 24 isolados do AG-1 IA. Entretanto, análises microscópicas dos pareamentos entre isolados indicaram maior freqüência de incompatibilidade somática, impossibilitando o grupamento em GCS. No geral, a metodologia de avaliação das interações somáticas macroscópicas em meio BDA + carvão ativado, não se mostrou totalmente apropriada para discriminação das categorias de reações de compatibilidade entre isolados de R. solani AG-1 IA. Com a segunda amostra procurou-se determinar a ocorrência de clones na população do patógeno, ou seja, isolados que compartilham o mesmo padrão fenotípico de RAPD e somaticamente compatíveis. No caso de R. solani AG 1 IA da soja, a gama de interações somáticas entre pareamentos de isolados e, principalmente, os desvios na associação estrita entre os GCS detectados neste trabalho, conjuntamente com os perfis de RAPD observados anteriormente por Fenille (11) e Meyer (20), são consistentes com recombinação. Entretanto, o patógeno ainda apresenta um componente clonal expressivo na população. De um total de 43 isolados, os exemplos de prováveis clones na população do patógeno totalizaram 16 isolados. Abstract in english Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 1 IA (AG-1 IA) is considered one of the most important pathogens affecting soybean in Brazil, causing the aerial or foliar blight. This disease is associated with the teleomorphase of R. solani AG-1 IA, the basidiomycete fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris. In this st [...] udy, based on previous knowledge of the biology of R. solani AG-1 IA, two hypotheses were tested. In the first we postulated the occurrence of somatic incompatibility in populations of R. solani AG-1 IA. The second was that the population of R. solani AG1 IA from soybean has a clonal structure. Two population samples of R. solani AG-1 IA from soybean, obtained in Maranhão and Mato Grosso were analyzed. In the first sample, isolates with distinct RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) profile were selected to maximize the genetic diversity of isolates and to avoid the introduction of clones in the assay. The isolates were paired in all possible combinations in PDA plus charcoal medium and examined according to the resulting somatic interactions. Six somatic compatibility groups (SCG) were detected among 24 isolates of AG-1 IA. However, microscopic analyzes of the pairings indicated higher frequency of somatic incompatibility, resulting in the impossibility of grouping any two isolates of R. solani AG-1 IA into SCG. In general, the methodology for evaluating the macroscopic somatic interactions in PDA plus charcoal medium seemed not totally appropriate for discriminating between categories of somatic compatibility amongst isolates of R. solani AG-1 IA. With the second sample of isolates we aimed to determine the occurrence of clones in the population

  4. Incompatibilidade somática em Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA da soja Somatic incompatibility in Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA of soybean

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    Ana Paula da Silva de Campos

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available O fungo Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA é um dos patógenos mais importantes que afeta a cultura da soja no Brasil, causando a mela ou queima foliar. A doença está associada com a fase teleomórfica de R. solani, o basidiomiceto Thanatephorus cucumeris. Neste estudo, baseando em conhecimento prévio sobre a biologia de R. solani AG-1 IA, duas hipóteses foram testadas. Na primeira hipótese postulou-se a ocorrência de incompatibilidade somática em populações de R. solani AG-1 IA. A segunda hipótese testada foi de que esta população de R. solani AG-1 IA da soja apresenta indicações de estrutura sexual clonal. Duas amostras de isolados de R. solani AG-1 IA da soja obtidas no Maranhão e no Mato Grosso foram utilizadas. Na primeira amostra, foram selecionados isolados apresentando diferentes perfis de RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA, procurando maximizar a diversidade dos isolados, e evitando a introdução de possíveis clones no teste. Os isolados foram pareados em todas as combinações possíveis em meio de BDA mais carvão ativado e examinados quanto às interações somáticas resultantes. Seis grupos de incompatibilidade somática (GCS foram detectados entre 24 isolados do AG-1 IA. Entretanto, análises microscópicas dos pareamentos entre isolados indicaram maior freqüência de incompatibilidade somática, impossibilitando o grupamento em GCS. No geral, a metodologia de avaliação das interações somáticas macroscópicas em meio BDA + carvão ativado, não se mostrou totalmente apropriada para discriminação das categorias de reações de compatibilidade entre isolados de R. solani AG-1 IA. Com a segunda amostra procurou-se determinar a ocorrência de clones na população do patógeno, ou seja, isolados que compartilham o mesmo padrão fenotípico de RAPD e somaticamente compatíveis. No caso de R. solani AG 1 IA da soja, a gama de interações somáticas entre pareamentos de isolados e, principalmente, os desvios na associação estrita entre os GCS detectados neste trabalho, conjuntamente com os perfis de RAPD observados anteriormente por Fenille (11 e Meyer (20, são consistentes com recombinação. Entretanto, o patógeno ainda apresenta um componente clonal expressivo na população. De um total de 43 isolados, os exemplos de prováveis clones na população do patógeno totalizaram 16 isolados.Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 1 IA (AG-1 IA is considered one of the most important pathogens affecting soybean in Brazil, causing the aerial or foliar blight. This disease is associated with the teleomorphase of R. solani AG-1 IA, the basidiomycete fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris. In this study, based on previous knowledge of the biology of R. solani AG-1 IA, two hypotheses were tested. In the first we postulated the occurrence of somatic incompatibility in populations of R. solani AG-1 IA. The second was that the population of R. solani AG1 IA from soybean has a clonal structure. Two population samples of R. solani AG-1 IA from soybean, obtained in Maranhão and Mato Grosso were analyzed. In the first sample, isolates with distinct RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA profile were selected to maximize the genetic diversity of isolates and to avoid the introduction of clones in the assay. The isolates were paired in all possible combinations in PDA plus charcoal medium and examined according to the resulting somatic interactions. Six somatic compatibility groups (SCG were detected among 24 isolates of AG-1 IA. However, microscopic analyzes of the pairings indicated higher frequency of somatic incompatibility, resulting in the impossibility of grouping any two isolates of R. solani AG-1 IA into SCG. In general, the methodology for evaluating the macroscopic somatic interactions in PDA plus charcoal medium seemed not totally appropriate for discriminating between categories of somatic compatibility amongst isolates of R. solani AG-1 IA. With the second sample of isolates we aimed to determine the occurrence of clones in the population of the pathogen, i.e., isolates that sha

  5. Rhizoctonia root rot (Rhizoctoni solani K ü h n) of sugar beet in province Vojvodina

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    Stojšin Vera B.; Bagi Ferenc F.; Jasni? Stevan M.; Balaž Ferenc F.; Budakov Dragana B.

    2006-01-01

    Sugar beet root rot appears regularly each year, but its intensity depends on agro ecological conditions. The predominant causers of root rot in Vojvodina are fungi from Fusarium genus and species Macrophomina phaseolina. Over the last couple of years, more intense occurrence of Rhizoctonia root rot has been observed. Rhizoctonia solani, the causal agent of root rot is present in sugar beet fields. During 2000-2005, on the territory of Vojvodina, the frequency of Rhizoctonia solani in phytopa...

  6. Rhizoctonia solani in potatoes and its control : Specific recommendations for seed production in Punjab (India)

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    Brink, L., van den; Wustman, R.

    2014-01-01

    During visits of Wageningen UR researchers to potato production fields in Punjab (India) in 2013 and 2014, it appeared that many plant had severe incidences of Rhizoctonia solani. Rhizoctonia has become a serious problem in the Punjab seed production system. This report summarizes information on Rhizoctonia and its control.

  7. Some Properties of Inulinase from Rhizoctonia solani

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    Figen Ertan

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The preparation and some biochemical properties of inulinase from R. solani which isolated from soil in Tekirdag - Turkey, was carried out by dialysis and concentrated with silica gel-60 then, further proceeded with Sephadex G-150 and DEAE-Cellulose chromatographies. The specific activity of the enzyme was enhanced from 0.256-5.43 U mg -1. The enzyme showed maximum activity at 35?C and pH 5.0, it was stable in the pH range of 5.0-6.5 and up to 40?C. The activity of enzyme was inhibited strongly by Hg2+ and Ag2+ and KCN and DTNB. The action mode of enzyme for inulin was determined as endohydrolitic-action by TLC.

  8. Extrachromosomal plasmids in the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Jabaji-Hare, S H; Burger, G; Forget, L; Lang, B F

    1994-05-01

    Extrachromosomal DNA elements were found in field isolates of Rhizoctonia solani belonging to anastomosis groups (AG) 1-5. An isolate of AG-5 (Rh41) contains a 3.6-kbp plasmid (pRS188) which has a similar A+T content to mitochondrial DNA. pRS188 is linear and has knob structures at its ends, as revealed by electron microscopy. Exonuclease digestions show that the linear ends of pRS188 are protected, and remain protected even after proteinase K digestion. pRS188 does not hybridise to nuclear or mitochondrial DNAs of its host isolate (Rh41), to total DNAs of other plasmid-less AG-5 isolates, or to total DNA of plasmid-harbouring isolates belonging to different AGs. Cellular-fractionation experiments suggest that pRS188 is associated with mitochondria, but it remains undecided whether this occurs inside or outside of the organelles. The nucleotide sequence of about 60% of the plasmid has been determined, revealing no open reading frame longer than 91 amino acids, and no known gene or genetic element is detected in the sequence contigs of 300-1572 bp length. Similar studies were performed with the plasmid pRS104 present in an isolate of AG-4 (Rh36), the sequence of which exhibits essentially the same features as pRS188 except that its A+T content resembles that of nuclear DNA. Pathogenicity tests reveal that the isolates Rh41 and R36 are as virulent as the plasmid-less isolates of AG-4 and -5, indicating that the plasmids do not play any role in pathogenicity. PMID:8082188

  9. Characterization of the Crater Disease Strain of Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Meyer, L; Wehner, F C; Nel, L H; Carling, D E

    1998-04-01

    ABSTRACT Crater disease (CD) of wheat is caused by a Rhizoctonia solani strain of ambiguous phylogeny. Anastomosis reactions confirmed placement of CD-causing R. solani in anastomosis group (AG) 6, with results indicating a closer affinity to AG-6 GV than to AG-6 HG. Cultures of CD isolates were initially white to cream, turning a yellowish light brown after 10 days. Concentric rings of dark and light mycelium were evident from an early stage. Mycelium generally was appressed to the agar surface, with sparse aerial growth. A few light-colored, irregularly shaped sclerotia could be discerned after 2 weeks. The mean hyphal diameter of CD-causing R. solani was 7.46 mum (ranging from 5.0 to 10.0 mum), and cells contained a mean number of four (ranging from two to eight) nuclei, compared to a mean hyphal diameter of 8.58 and 8.42 mum and a mean nuclear number of six and four for AG-6 HG and AG-6 GV, respectively. The CD isolates had a slower growth rate (15.3 mm/day) than AG-6 HG (29.1 mm/day) and AG-6 GV (22.6 mm/day) but, like AG-6, were thiamine prototrophic. Conspicuous nodulose swellings were produced by CD-causing R. solani on roots of wheat, and infection resulted in retarded shoot growth. Smaller nodules were evident on bean and soybean roots. Fingerprint patterns generated for the various isolates with four enzymes, HpaII, Sau3AI, TaqI, and CfoI, showed the presence of a unique 610-bp fragment in the pathogen. It is proposed that CD-causing R. solani isolates represent a distinct intersterility group within AG-6 that is more related to subgroup GV than to subgroup HG. PMID:18944961

  10. REAÇÃO DE CULTIVARES DO FEIJOEIRO COMUM ÀS PODRIDÕES RADICULARES CAUSADAS POR Rhizoctonia solani E Fusarium solani f. sp. phaseoli

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    Braycia Afonso de Miranda

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    Full Text Available REACTION OF COMMON BEAN CULTIVARS TOROOT ROT CAUSED BY Rhizoctonia solaniAND Fusarium solani f. sp. phaseoliRhizoctonia solani Kuhn is a necrotrophic fungus andsoil inhabitant that attacks great number of vegetable species. Inbean plants, R. solani can induce different symptoms includingtoppling, root and colon plant rottenness. Fusarium solani (MartSacc. f. sp. phaseoli (Burcholder occurs in practically all beanproducing areas in Brazil and can cause root rots and death tobean plants. This study evaluated the reaction of commercialcommon bean cultivars growing in R. solani or F. solani f. sp.phaseoli infested soil, under green house conditions. Theexperimental design was entirely randomized, with 24 treatmentsand four replications. A Oxisol was infested with trituratedsorghum grains that were previously colonized by R. solani (1.0g/1.4 L of soil or F. solani f. sp phaseoli (8.0 g/1.4 L of soil. Thedisease evaluations were accomplished 21 days after planting.All plants were carefully removed, their root systems werewashed in running water and the disease severity was evaluatedaccording to Abawi & Pastor-Corrales (1990 scale for diseaseseverity. The cultivar behavior ranged according to the inoculatedpathogen, all cultivars were susceptible with different degrees ofsusceptibility. Among evaluated common bean cultivars Pérolawas less susceptible to R. solani, and Radiante was lesssusceptible to F. solani f. sp. phaseoli.

  11. TEMPERATURE EFFECT ON RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI ANALYZED BY MICROCALORIMETRY

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    Antonio Orozco-Avitia

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    Full Text Available Temperature is one of the factors playing an important role in fungi growth and spread. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of temperature on the growth of ten Rhizoctonia solani isolates. Colony Growth Rate (GR was measured in potato-agar-dextrose cultures and Metabolic Efficiency (ME by isothermal microcalorimetry in R. solani isolates growing in a temperature range of 10 to 40°C at 5°C intervals. The apparent activation Energy (Ea was determined in the range of 15 to 30°C. Different values of Ea were found for each of the strains analyzed. GR increased as temperature increased up to 30°C, showing the highest values between 25°C. ME decreased as temperature increased in nine out of ten isolates, reaching an optimum for the different isolates between 15 and 25°C. Both GR and ME analyses showed different behaviors for each isolate. R. solani AG4 isolates showed a variable response to the same temperature of exposure and it appears that microcalorimetry is more sensitive in detecting early effects of heat stress.

  12. Studies on Biological Control of Sugarbeet Pathogen Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn

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    Tarek A.A. Moussa

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A field experiment was carried out to investigate the biological control of R. solani by different organisms including bacteria and fungi. Three methods of application were used during the study. Control results differed with the method of application used. The present study indicated that all the antagonists tested inhibited infection by R. solani and that the efficacy of prevention depended on the application method used. Coating sugarbeet seeds with antagonists was produced results for applying the antagonist to control R. solani. A soil preinoculation that contained the antagonist was better than treating them with extracts of antagonists although antimicrobial compounds in the extracts have been found to control the disease to the same extent. The most effective biocontrol agent was Trichoderma harzianum. Hyphal interactions between T. harzianum and R. solani were observed by scanning electron microscopy. T. harzianum attached to the host by hyphal coils.

  13. Quantification of rice sheath blight progression caused by Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Su'udi, Mukhamad; Park, Jong-Mi; Kang, Woo-Ri; Hwang, Duk-Ju; Kim, Soonok; Ahn, Il-Pyung

    2013-06-01

    Rhizoctonia solani has a wide host range, including almost all cultivated crops and its subgroup anastomosis group (AG)-1 IA causes sheath blight in rice. An accurate measurement of pathogen's biomass is a convincing tool for enumeration of this disease. Mycological characteristics and molecular diagnosis simultaneously supported that all six strains in this study were R. solani AG-1 IA. Heterokaryons between strains Rs40104, Rs40105, and Rs45811 were stable and viable, whereas Rs40103 and Rs40106 did not form viable fused cells, except for the combination of Rs40106 and Rs40104. A primer pair was highly specific to RsAROM gene of R. solani strains and the amplified fragment exists as double copies within fungal genome. The relationship between crossing point (CP) values and the amount of fungal DNA was reliable (R (2) >0.99). Based on these results, we determined R. solani's proliferation within infected stems through real time PCR using a primer pair and a Taqman probe specific to the RsAROM gene. The amount of fungal DNA within the 250 ng of tissue DNA from rice cv. Dongjin infected with Rs40104, Rs40105, and Rs45811 were 7.436, 5.830, and 5.085 ng, respectively. In contrast, the fungal DNAs within the stems inoculated with Rs40103 and Rs40106 were 0.091 and 0.842 ng. The sheath blight symptom progression approximately coincided with the amount of fungal DNA within the symptoms. In summary, our quantitative evaluation method provided reliable and objective results reflecting the amount of fungal biomass within the infected tissues and would be useful for evaluation of resistance germplasm or fungicides and estimation of inoculum potential. PMID:23812819

  14. Transgenic expression of Lactoferrin imparts resistance to a soilborne fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani

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    Transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum var Xanthi) and Arabidopsis (A. thaliana) plants expressing an antimicrobial bovine lactoferrin (BLF) gene were developed and evaluated for resistance against an economically important fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani, the causal agent of damping off diseases....

  15. SCREENING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF STREPTOMYCES ISOLATES FOR BIOCONTROL OF RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI AND OTHER PLANT PATHOGENS

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    Rhizoctonia solani, a ubiquitous soilborne fungal plant pathogen, is responsible for economic losses of agricultural, forestry, horticultural and ornamental crops worldwide. Soil actinomycetes are known to enhance fertility and possess antimicrobial properties against various plant pathogens. One hu...

  16. Identifikasi dan Kuantifikasi Metabolit Bakteri Pelarut Fosfat dan Pengaruhnya terhadap Aktivitas Rhizoctonia solani pada Tanaman Kedelai

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    Tri Candra Setiawati; Paniman Asna Mihardja

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    Phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB) metabolites are organic acids, phosphomonoesterase enzyme (alkaline phosphatase) and antibiotic, which is able to dissolve insoluble phosphate. Phosphate solubilizing bacteria used in this study was expected to suppress Rhizoctonia solani attacks. This experiment was aimed at (1) identifiying and quantifying PSB metabolites, and (2) examining their capability as biocontrol agent for Rhizoctonia solani in vitro and hydroponics soybean. This study was con...

  17. Some characteristics of isolates of Rhizoctonia solani from patch of wheat and barley

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    Helena Furga?-W?gorzycka; Jan Adamiak; Ewa Adamiak

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    Rhizoctonia-like fungi were isolated from the roots of discased wheat and barley plants sampled from the centre and periphery of bare patches and from apparently healthy plants from outside of the patches. Of the isolates recovered. 89% were multinucleate and belonged to R. solani anastomosis groups: AG-8, AG-2-2 and AG-4. The remaining isolates were binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. The multinucleate isolates of R. solani were all pathogenic. All the binucleate isolates were non-pathogenic. The AG...

  18. Caracterização morfológica de fontes de resistência de meloeiro a Rhizoctonia solani / Reaction of melon accessions to Rhizoctonia solani

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    Rui, Sales Júnior; Glauber HS, Nunes; Katchen JP, Silva; Gabriel G, Costa; Izabel M, Guimarães; Sami J, Michereff.

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    Full Text Available A rizoctoniose, ocasionada pelo fungo Rhizoctonia solani, é uma doença frequente em áreas cultivadas, intensivamente com melão (Cucumis melo) no nordeste brasileiro. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi identificar e caracterizar morfologicamente fontes de resistência de meloeiro a R. solani. No prim [...] eiro ensaio foi avaliado o nível de resistência de 22 acessos de meloeiro coletados no nordeste brasileiro, frente ao isolado RS-21. Os acessos resistentes do primeiro experimento juntamente com 13 linhagens do cruzamento ACP x AF-646 foram avaliados para reação aos isolados RS-22 e RS-23 em um segundo ensaio. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado com cinco repetições. Foram identificados como fontes de resistência os acessos T-A-08, T-A-09, T-A-19 e a linhagem ACP-AF-06. Nos dois ensaios de inoculação, as sementes foram plantadas em solo infestado com o patógeno pela incorporação de 50 mg de substrato (grãos de arroz) colonizado/kg de solo. A avaliação dos acessos foi realizada após 45 dias, com o auxílio de escala de notas de 0 a 4, para agrupamento de cada genótipo em cinco classes. As fontes de resistência foram caracterizadas morfologicamente em um ensaio em blocos casualizados com três repetições. A caracterização identificou os acessos T-A-08 e T-A-19 como sendo pertencentes à variedade botânica momordica e o acesso T-A-09 e a linhagem ACP-AF-06, pertencentes às variedades acidulus e inodorus, respectivamente. As fontes de resistência poderão ser utilizadas em futuros programas de melhoramento genético visando obter genótipos (linhagens e híbridos simples) resistentes a R. solani. Abstract in english ABSTRACT Rhizoctonia root rot, caused by Rhizoctonia solani, is a common disease in areas intensively cultivated with melon (Cucumis melo) in the Northeastern Brazil. The objective of this study was to identify and characterize morphologically resistance sources of melon to R. solani. In the first [...] trial, twenty-two melon accessions collected in the Northeastern Brazil were evaluated for their reaction to the isolate RS-21, in an experiment with the completely randomized design and five replications. The resistant accessions of the first experiment and 13 inbred lines of the ACP x AF -646 cross were evaluated for their reaction to the RS-22 and RS-23 isolates on a second trial carried out in a randomized design with five replications. The accessions T-A-08, T-A-09, T-A-19 and the line ACP-AF-06 were identified as sources of resistance. In both inoculation trials, seeds were planted in infested soil (50 mg of colonized rice grains/1.0 kg of soil). The evaluation of accessions was performed after 45 days, with a score scale from 0.0 to 4.0 to cluster genotypes in five classes. Resistance sources were characterized morphologically in an essay carried out in randomized block design with three replications. The characterization identified the T-A-08 and T-A-19 accessions as belonging to the botanical variety momordica and the T-A-09 accession and the ACP-AF-06 inbred line as belonging to the varieties acidulus and inodorus, respectively. Resistance sources may be used in future breeding programs aiming to obtain genotypes (inbred lines and hybrids) resistant to R. solani.

  19. Preparation on Inoculum of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn for an Artificially Inoculated Field Trial

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    Rhizoctonia crown root and rot, caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, is a serious disease resulting in substantial economic losses in sugar beet production worldwide. A consistent, uniform disease pressure of the correct intensity is necessary to effectively screen sugar beet for resistance to Rhizoc...

  20. Interaction between Meloidogyne incognita and Rhizoctonia solani on green beans.

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    Al-Hazmi, A S; Al-Nadary, S N

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    The interaction between Meloidogyne incognita (race 2) and Rhizoctonia solani (AG 4) in a root rot disease complex of green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) was examined in a greenhouse pot experiment. Three week-old seedlings (cv. Contender) were inoculated with the nematode and/or the fungus in different combinations and sequences. Two months after last nematode inoculation, the test was terminated and data were recorded. The synchronized inoculation by both pathogens (N + F) increased the index of Rhizoctonia root rot and the number of root galls; and suppressed plant growth, compared to controls. However, the severity of root rot and suppression of plant growth were greater and more evident when inoculation by the nematode preceded the fungus (N ? F) by two weeks. Nematode reproduction (eggs/g root) was adversely affected by the presence of the fungus except by the synchronized inoculation. When inoculation by nematode preceded the fungus, plant growth was severely suppressed and roots were highly damaged and rotted leading to a decrease of root galls and eggs. PMID:26288560

  1. Metodologias de inoculação de Rhizoctonia solani na cultura da cenoura Inoculation methodology of Rhizoctonia solani in carrot

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    Amanda Cabral Corrêa de Oliveira

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani pode causar diferentes tipos de doenças em cenoura (Daucus carota L.. Para a avaliação de métodos de controle geralmente se utiliza inoculação artificial. Objetivou-se neste trabalho, ajustar uma concentração de inóculo de R. solani (AG-4 no cultivo de cenoura. Utilizou-se delineamento experimental em blocos ao acaso, com 5 repetições sendo a unidade experimental um vaso de 3L com 40 sementes. Como substrato, utilizou-se solo/areia (3:1. Os tratamentos em esquema fatorial 4 x 3 sendo, 4 densidades de inóculo (9; 18; 36; 72; mg de inóculo·kg-1 de solo e 3 métodos de infestação artificial (incorporados a todo o solo; incorporados na superfície; contato direto com as sementes e uma testemunha adicional. O experimento foi conduzido em câmara de crescimento a 20(0C, com fotoperíodo de 12 h. As avaliações foram realizadas diariamente do 8º ao 30º dia após a semeadura, registrando-se o estande e o número de plântulas com tombamento. Analisou-se o índice de velocidade de emergência, porcentagem média de tombamento pré e pós emergência. A densidade de 72 mg de inóculo·kg-1 de solo incorporado na superfície foi o método mais eficiente.Rhizoctonia solani may cause different diseases in carrot (Daucus carota L.. To test control methods, artificial inoculation is generally employed. This work aimed to adjust a methodology to inoculate R. solani (AG-4 in carrot. A randomized block outline with five replicates was used, with an experimental unit of a 3L-pot with 40 seeds and a substact composed by a mixture of soil/sand (3:1 v/v. Treatments were those in a factorial experiment 4 x 3, with 4 inoculum densities (9; 18; 36; 72 mg of inoculum.kg-1 of soil and three forms of artificial infestation (incorporated to the substract as a whole; incorporated on the surface; with direct contact with seeds and an additional control. The experiment was carried out in a growth chamber at 20(0C and a 12h photoperiod. The evaluations were daily performed from the 8th to the 30th day after sowing, recording plant stand and number of seedlings with damping-off. The emergence index, averge percentage of pre and post emergence. Were analyzed the density of 72 mg of inoculum·kg-1 of soil, incorporated on the surface of the susbtract was the most efficient inoculation method.

  2. Metodologias de inoculação de Rhizoctonia solani na cultura da cenoura / Inoculation methodology of Rhizoctonia solani in carrot

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    Amanda Cabral Corrêa de, Oliveira; Paulo Estevão de, Souza; Edson Ampélio, Pozza; Felipe de Carvalho, Manerba; Maurício Ferreira, Lopes.

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    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani pode causar diferentes tipos de doenças em cenoura (Daucus carota L.). Para a avaliação de métodos de controle geralmente se utiliza inoculação artificial. Objetivou-se neste trabalho, ajustar uma concentração de inóculo de R. solani (AG-4) no cultivo de cenoura. Utilizou-se delin [...] eamento experimental em blocos ao acaso, com 5 repetições sendo a unidade experimental um vaso de 3L com 40 sementes. Como substrato, utilizou-se solo/areia (3:1). Os tratamentos em esquema fatorial 4 x 3 sendo, 4 densidades de inóculo (9; 18; 36; 72; mg de inóculo·kg-1 de solo) e 3 métodos de infestação artificial (incorporados a todo o solo; incorporados na superfície; contato direto com as sementes) e uma testemunha adicional. O experimento foi conduzido em câmara de crescimento a 20(0)C, com fotoperíodo de 12 h. As avaliações foram realizadas diariamente do 8º ao 30º dia após a semeadura, registrando-se o estande e o número de plântulas com tombamento. Analisou-se o índice de velocidade de emergência, porcentagem média de tombamento pré e pós emergência. A densidade de 72 mg de inóculo·kg-1 de solo incorporado na superfície foi o método mais eficiente. Abstract in english Rhizoctonia solani may cause different diseases in carrot (Daucus carota L.). To test control methods, artificial inoculation is generally employed. This work aimed to adjust a methodology to inoculate R. solani (AG-4) in carrot. A randomized block outline with five replicates was used, with an expe [...] rimental unit of a 3L-pot with 40 seeds and a substact composed by a mixture of soil/sand (3:1 v/v). Treatments were those in a factorial experiment 4 x 3, with 4 inoculum densities (9; 18; 36; 72 mg of inoculum.kg-1 of soil) and three forms of artificial infestation (incorporated to the substract as a whole; incorporated on the surface; with direct contact with seeds) and an additional control. The experiment was carried out in a growth chamber at 20(0)C and a 12h photoperiod. The evaluations were daily performed from the 8th to the 30th day after sowing, recording plant stand and number of seedlings with damping-off. The emergence index, averge percentage of pre and post emergence. Were analyzed the density of 72 mg of inoculum·kg-1 of soil, incorporated on the surface of the susbtract was the most efficient inoculation method.

  3. Evaluation of Onion Genotypes for Resistance to Stunting Caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG 8

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    A total of 35 onion genotypes was evaluated for resistance to onion stunting caused by Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 8 (AG-8) under temperature-controlled greenhouse conditions (15 ± 1oC) in 2013. Each onion genotype was planted in a cone-tainer with and without inoculation with R. solani AG ...

  4. Relação entre coberturas vegetais e supressividade de solos a Rhizoctonia solani Relationship between vegetation and soil suppressiveness to Rhizoctonia solani

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    RAQUEL GHINI

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    Full Text Available Áreas de uma microbacia sem a incidência de doenças causadas por Rhizoctonia solani GA 4 foram agrupadas estatisticamente, pelo método de Ward, com relação à supressividade dos solos ao patógeno, avaliada pela taxa de crescimento micelial. Entre os grupos formados, foi definido um gradiente de supressividade. A relação entre gradientes de supressividade e tipos de cobertura vegetal foi descrita com auxílio da análise de correspondências múltiplas, sendo que, de modo geral, o pasto e o pousio, seguidos da mata, tornaram os solos mais supressivos, ao passo que a cana-de-açúcar (Saccharum officinarum, o milho (Zea mays , o café (Coffea arabica e o solo arado tornaram os solos mais conducentes. Porém, os resultados mostraram que outros fatores, além da cobertura vegetal, podem estar afetando a supressividade. Um tratamento biocida (fumigação dos solos mais supressivos promoveu um maior incremento da taxa de crescimento do patógeno do que o observado com solos mais conducentes.Areas from a microbasin without the incidence of plant diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani GA 4 were statistically grouped by Ward's method, in relation to soil suppressiveness, described by the mycelial growth rate. A gradient of suppressiveness was defined between the groups. The relationship between suppressiveness and types of vegetation was described by a multiple correspondence analysis. In general, soils from pasture, fallow ground and forest were classified as suppressive soils, while sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum, maize (Zea mays , coffee (Coffea arabica and ploughed soils, as conducive soils. However, results showed that other factors affect suppressiveness besides vegetation. A biocide treatment (fumigation promoted a greater increase in the growth rate of the pathogen on suppressive soils than on conducive ones

  5. A virulence-associated, 6.4-kb, double-stranded RNA from Rhizoctonia solani is phylogenetically related to plant bromoviruses and electron transport enzymes.

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    Jian, J H; Lakshman, D K; Tavantzis, S M

    1998-07-01

    We have recently shown that acquisition of a 6.4-kb, double-stranded (ds) RNA (M1) by hyphal anastomosis is associated with enhanced vigor and virulence, whereas its removal by hyphal tipping correlates with diminished virulence in the plant-pathogenic basidiomycete Rhizoctonia solani. The M1 dsRNA is not encapsidated by a typical nucleocapsid, has a circular and/or concatemeric form, and is associated with the mitochondrial and cytosolic fractions. M1 possesses six open reading frames (ORFs) the longest of which (ORF 2) is located on the (+) strand, and encodes a putative polypeptide consisting of 1,747 amino acids or 199.4 kDa. This polypeptide has a significant amino acid sequence similarity, including six conserved helicase domains and an ATP/GTP binding motif, with the 1A protein of broad bean mottle virus (BBMV) and other bromoviruses. ORF 5, which is located on the (-) strand of M1 and is complementary to a region of ORF 2, codes for a putative polypeptide that has a significant amino acid sequence similarity with the cytochrome c oxidase assembly factor. This complementarity provides direct evidence suggesting that the long-standing hypothesis of viruses evolving from cellular genes may be valid. PMID:9650294

  6. Crop Residue Affects Rhizoctonia solani Population Dynamics and Seedling Blight of Canola

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    Ahmed, H.U.; S.F. Hwang; G.D. Turnbull; S.E. Strelkov; B.D. Gossen

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    Seedling blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn substantially reduces stand establishment and seed yield of canola (Brassica napus L.) in western Canada. The effect of crop residue on soil populations of R. solani and canola seedling blight was examined under field, greenhouse and laboratory conditions. Field plots were established with inoculation or noninoculation with R. solani as the main plot and barley, canola, oat and field pea residues as the sub-...

  7. Influence of Rhizoctonia solani on Egg Hatching and Infectivity of Rotylenchulus reniformis

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    The effects of culture filtrates of Rhizoctonia solani and root exudates of R. solani-infected cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) seedlings on hatching of eggs and infectivity of females of Rotylenchulus reniformis were evaluated in an attempt to account for the enhanced nematode reproduction observed in the presence of this fungus. Crude filtrates of R. solani cultures growing over sterile, deionized distilled water did not affect egg hatching. Exudates from roots of cotton seedlings increased hatc...

  8. In vitro antagonistic activity of fungi isolated from sclerotia on potato tubers against Rhizoctonia solani

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    DEM?RC?, Erkol; DANE, Elif; Eken, Cafer

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    Forty-five fungal isolates were obtained from sclerotia of Rhizoctonia solani on potato tubers in Erzurum, Turkey. The interaction between fungal isolates and R. solani was studied in dual culture technique. Some fungal isolates affected R. solani by antibiosis and/or parasitism. Results of the antagonism tests showed that Acremonium sp., Gliocladium viride, Paecilomyces marquandii, Paecilomyces sulphurellus, Penicillium camemberti, Penicillium expansum, Penicillium frequentans (ME-50), Penic...

  9. Real-time pcr (qpcr) assay for rhizoctonia solani anastomoses group ag2-2 iiib

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    Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group AG2-2 IIIB is a severe sugar beet and maize pathogen. It causes crown and root rot disease which leads to yield losses world-wide. The soil-borne pathogen is difficult to detect and quantify by conventional methods. We developed a real-time PCR (qPCR) assay for the quantification of genomic DNA of Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2 IIIB based on the ITS region of rDNA genes. The limit of quantification of the assay is 1.8 pg genomic DNA. The amplification efficiency was 96.4. The assay will be helpful in the diagnoses of Rhizoctonia solani infection of sugar beet and maize roots and in the quantification of R. solani AG2-2 IIIB inoculum in plant debris and soil. (author)

  10. Susceptibility of leguminous green manure species to Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii / Suscetibilidade de espécies de leguminosas usadas como adubo verde a Rhizoctonia solani e Sclerotium rolfsii

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    Trazilbo José de, Paula Júnior; Hudson, Teixeira; Rogério Faria, Vieira; Miller da Silva, Lehner; Renan Cardoso de, Lima; Telma Fallieri Nascimento, Queiroz.

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    Full Text Available Estudou-se a suscetibilidade de leguminosas utilizadas como adubos verdes em campos cultivados com feijão à podridão-radicular (Rhizoctonia solani) e à podridão-do-colo (Sclerotium rolfsii). Crotalaria breviflora, Canavalia ensiformis, Cajanus cajan, Dolichos lablab, Stizolobium cinereum, S. aterrim [...] um, e as cultivares de feijão Pérola, Valente e Carnaval foram semeadas em solo infestado por R. solani AG-4 ou S. rolfsii em casa de vegetação. A emergência de D. lablab em solo infestado por R. solani foi reduzida a 62%. C. breviflora, C. ensiformis e Valente apresentaram a menor severidade de podridão-radicular. O fungo S. rolfsii reduziu drasticamente a emergência de todas as espécies; nenhuma plântula de C. cajan e S. cinereum emergiu. Todas as espécies apresentaram alta severidade de podridão-do-colo. As espécies de leguminosas testadas não são apropriadas para serem utilizadas como adubo verde em áreas de cultivo de feijão com alta população de R. solani e S. rolfsii. Abstract in english We studied the susceptibility of species used as green manure in common bean fields to root rot (Rhizoctonia solani) and southern blight (Sclerotium rolfsii). Seeds of Crotalaria breviflora, Canavalia ensiformis, Cajanus cajan, Dolichos lablab, Stizolobium cinereum, S. aterrimum, and the bean cvs. " [...] Pérola", "Valente" and "Carnaval" were sown in soil infested by either R. solani AG-4 or S. rolfsii in greenhouse. The emergence of D. lablab seedlings in soil infested by R. solani dropped to 62%. C. breviflora, C. ensiformis and cv. "Valente" presented the lowest root rot severity. The pathogen S. rolfsii drastically reduced seedling emergence in all species; no C. cajan and S. cinereum seedling emerged. All plant species presented high southern blight severity. We conclude that leguminous crops are not suitable as green manure for areas of bean cultivation with high R. solani and S. rolfsii populations.

  11. Effects of granular nematicides on the infection of potatoes by Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Hofman, T.W.

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    The granular nematicides aldicarb, oxamyl and ethoprophos often are applied to control plant parasitic nematodes. However, the use of these pesticides may have some disadvantages. In field trials, they increased stem infection of potatoes caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn and incidence of black scurf (sclerotia of R. solani ) on tubers. This thesis, reports about possible mechanisms involved in the increased infection in nematicide treated fields. The effects of granular nematicides were stud...

  12. Induction of systemic resistance by a hypovirulent Rhizoctonia solani isolate in tomato

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    VALENTINO, Danila; TAMIETTI, Giacomo; Cardinale, Francesca; FERRARIS, Lucia

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    A polynucleate Rhizoctonia isolate (R3) was analysed for virulence, growth characteristics, enzyme production and presence of dsRNAs. Taxonomic position was assessed morphologically and by anastomosis group (AG) testing and ITS sequence analysis. Results indicated that R3 is a hypovirulent R. solani AG 4. Mechanisms underlying biocontrol towards virulent R. solani and Botrytis cinerea were investigated and plant-mediated resistance was followed using biochemical markers of defence (PR1, lamin...

  13. Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA of Trichoderma isolates and antagonism against Rhizoctonia solani

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    Larissa Brandão Góes; Ana Bolena Lima da Costa; Laurineide Lopes de Carvalho Freire; Neiva Tinti de Oliveira

    2002-01-01

    Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) procedure was used to examine the genetic variability among fourteen isolates of Trichoderma and their ability to antagonize Rhizoctonia solani using a dual-culture assay for correlation among RAPD products and their hardness to R. solani. Seven oligodeoxynucleotide primers were selected for the RAPD assays which resulted in 197 bands for 14 isolates of Trichoderma. The data were entered into a binary matrix and a similarity matrix was constructed using...

  14. Genome Sequencing and Comparative Genomics of the Broad Host-Range Pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG8

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    Hane, James K; Anderson, Jonathan P; Williams, Angela H.; Sperschneider, Jana; Singh, Karam B.

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    Rhizoctonia solani is a soil-borne basidiomycete fungus with a necrotrophic lifestyle which is classified into fourteen reproductively incompatible anastomosis groups (AGs). One of these, AG8, is a devastating pathogen causing bare patch of cereals, brassicas and legumes. R. solani is a multinucleate heterokaryon containing significant heterozygosity within a single cell. This complexity posed significant challenges for the assembly of its genome. We present a high quality genome assembly of ...

  15. Effects of Meloidogyne spp. and Rhizoctonia solani on the Growth of Grapevine Rootings

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    Walker, G. E.

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    A disease complex involving Meloidogyne incognita and Rhizoctonia solani was associated with stunting of grapevines in a field nursery. Nematode reproduction was occurring on both susceptible and resistant cultivars, and pot experiments were conducted to determine the virulence of this M. incognita population, and of M. javanica and M. hapla populations, to V. vinifera cv. Colombard (susceptible) and to V. champinii cv. Ramsey (regarded locally as highly resistant). The virulence of R. solani...

  16. Draft Genome Sequence of the Plant-Pathogenic Soil Fungus Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 3 Strain Rhs1AP

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    Cubeta, Marc A.; Thomas, Elizabeth; Dean, Ralph A; Jabaji, Suha; Neate, Stephen M.; Tavantzis, Stellos; Toda, Takeshi; Vilgalys, Rytas; Bharathan, Narayanaswamy; Fedorova-Abrams, Natalie; Pakala, Suman B.; Pakala, Suchitra M.; Zafar, Nikhat; Joardar, Vinita; Losada, Liliana

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    The soil fungus Rhizoctonia solani is a pathogen of agricultural crops. Here, we report on the 51,705,945 bp draft consensus genome sequence of R. solani strain Rhs1AP. A comprehensive understanding of the heterokaryotic genome complexity and organization of R. solani may provide insight into the plant disease ecology and adaptive behavior of the fungus.

  17. Draft Genome Sequence of the Plant-Pathogenic Soil Fungus Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 3 Strain Rhs1AP.

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    Cubeta, Marc A; Thomas, Elizabeth; Dean, Ralph A; Jabaji, Suha; Neate, Stephen M; Tavantzis, Stellos; Toda, Takeshi; Vilgalys, Rytas; Bharathan, Narayanaswamy; Fedorova-Abrams, Natalie; Pakala, Suman B; Pakala, Suchitra M; Zafar, Nikhat; Joardar, Vinita; Losada, Liliana; Nierman, William C

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    The soil fungus Rhizoctonia solani is a pathogen of agricultural crops. Here, we report on the 51,705,945 bp draft consensus genome sequence of R. solani strain Rhs1AP. A comprehensive understanding of the heterokaryotic genome complexity and organization of R. solani may provide insight into the plant disease ecology and adaptive behavior of the fungus. PMID:25359908

  18. REACTION OF COMMON BEAN CULTIVARS TO ROOT ROT CAUSED BY Rhizoctonia solani AND Fusarium solani f. sp. phaseoli REAÇÃO DE CULTIVARES DO FEIJOEIRO COMUM ÀS PODRIDÕES RADICULARES CAUSADAS POR Rhizoctonia solani E Fusarium solani f. sp. phaseoli

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    Braycia Afonso de Miranda

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    Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn is a necrotrophic fungus and soil inhabitant that attacks great number of vegetable species. In bean plants, R. solani can induce different symptoms including toppling, root and colon plant rottenness. Fusarium solani (Mart Sacc. f. sp. phaseoli (Burcholder occurs in practically all bean producing areas in Brazil and can cause root rots and death to bean plants. This study evaluated the reaction of commercial common bean cultivars growing in R. solani or F. solani f. sp. phaseoli infested soil, under green house conditions. The experimental design was entirely randomized, with 24 treatments and four replications. A Oxisol was infested with triturated sorghum grains that were previously colonized by R. solani (1.0 g/1.4 L of soil or F. solani f. sp phaseoli (8.0 g/1.4 L of soil. The disease evaluations were accomplished 21 days after planting. All plants were carefully removed, their root systems were washed in running water and the disease severity was evaluated according to Abawi & Pastor-Corrales (1990 scale for disease severity. The cultivar behavior ranged according to the inoculated pathogen, all cultivars were susceptible with different degrees of susceptibility. Among evaluated common bean cultivars Pérola was less susceptible to R. solani, and Radiante was less susceptible to F. solani f. sp. phaseoli.

    KEY-WORDS: Phaseolus vulgaris; resistance, soil pathogen.

    Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn é um fungo necrotrófico, habitante do solo, que ataca grande número de espécies vegetais. Em feijoeiro, R. solani pode induzir sintomas como tombamento, podridões de raízes e de colo da planta. Fusarium solani (Mart Sacc. f. sp. phaseoli (Burcholder ocorre em praticamente todas as regiões produtoras de feijão no Brasil e pode causar podridão radicular e morte das plantas. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se a reação de cultivares de feijoeiro comum às podridões radiculares causadas por R. solani e F. solani f. sp. phaseoli, em solo artificialmente infestado, em condições de casa de vegetação. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, com 24 tratamentos e quatro repetições. Utilizou-se solo Latassolo vermelho-escuro, infestado com 1,0 g de grãos de sorgo triturado e previamente infestado com R. solani para cada 1,4 kg de solo e para F. solani f. sp. phaseoli utilizaram-se oito gramas para cada 1,4 kg de solo. A avaliação da doença foi realizada 21 dias após o plantio, em plantas cujo sistema radicular foi cuidadosamente retirado e lavado em água corrente. A severidade da doença foi avaliada de acordo com escala de notas proposta por Abawi & Pastor-Corrales (1990. O comportamento das cultivares variou de acordo com o patógeno utilizado, ou seja, os genótipos reagiram diferentemente aos dois patógenos, sendo todas suscetíveis, mas com diferentes níveis de suscetibilidade. Entre as cultivares avaliadas, a cultivar Pérola mostrou ser a menos suscetível a R. solani, e Radiante, a menos suscetível a F. solani f. sp. phaseoli.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Phaseolus vulgaris; patógenos de raiz.

  19. Role of Biological Control on Some Physiological Aspects of Zea mays Infected by Rhizoctonia solani

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    Faten A. El-Daly

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    Full Text Available The results revealed that treatment with either Trichoderma harzianum or Bacillus subtilis by soil inoculation or grain coating significantly increased the percentage of healthy seedlings as well as the length, fresh and dry weight of seedlings. Photosynthetic pigments content of the leaves significantly increased in absence of Rhizoctonia solani alone. The same almost applied to soluble sugar content, amino acid content or total nitrogen of the seedlings, though less apparent or insignificant when the grains were treated with B. subtilis before growing in soil treated with 3% R. solani. R. solani lowered the test elemental content of Zea mays seedlings, while the reverse was most prominent by sowing the grains in soil amended with R. solani and T. harzianum. The results also revealed that infestation by Rhizoctonia solani significantly lowered the length of the ears and weight of 100 grains. In the mean time the weight of 100 grains significantly dropped; a response that was hardly, if at all affected by implying R. solani with Bacillus subtilis or T. harzianum. The presence of the three microorganisms increased the fresh weight of the ears but the total count or weight of the grains was lowered. The presence of R. solani in soil lowered the lipid, total carbohydrates and protein content of corn flour. Meanwhile using the biological control agents T. harzianum or B. subtilis or both initiated the increase of these components.

  20. Development of an Agrobacterium-based transformation system for Rhizoctonia solani

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    A 8.7 kb binary vector containing the 1.9 kb hygromycin B phosphortransferase (hyg) gene was constructed with promoter and terminator regions from the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate- dehydrogenase (gpd) gene of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 (AG-3) at the 5'- and 3'- gene termini of hyg. Promot...

  1. Comparative analysis of putative pathogenesis-related gene expression in two Rhizoctonia solani pathosystems

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    Rhizoctonia solani, teleomorph Thanatephoris cucumeris, is a polyphagous nectrotrophic plant pathogen of the Basidiomycete order that is split into fourteen different anastomosis groups (AGs) based on hyphal interactions and host range. Currently, little is known about the methods by which R. solan...

  2. Long-term Preservation of a Collection of Rhizoctonia solani, using Cryogenic Storage

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    Rhizoctonia solani is an important plant pathogen on a number of crops and maintaining an extensive collection of reference isolates is important in understanding relationships of this pathogen with multiple hosts. Current long-term storage methods typically call for frequent transfer increasing the...

  3. Molecular characterisation of an endornavirus from Rhizoctonia solani AG-3PT infecting potato.

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    Das, Subha; Falloon, Richard E; Stewart, Alison; Pitman, Andrew R

    2014-11-01

    Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris) is a soil-borne plant pathogenic fungus that has a broad host range, including potato. In this study, the double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) profiles were defined for 39 Rhizoctonia solani isolates representative of two different anastomosis groups (AGs) associated with black scurf of potato in New Zealand. A large dsRNA of c. 12 kb-18 kb was detected in each of the isolates, regardless of AG or virulence on potato. Characterisation of the large dsRNA from R. solani AG-3PT isolate RS002, using random amplification of total dsRNA and analyses of overlapping cDNA sequences, resulted in the assembly of a consensus sequence of 14?694 nt. A single, large open reading frame was identified on the positive strand of the assembled sequence encoding a putative polypeptide of at least 4893 amino acids, with a predicted molecular mass of 555.6 kDa. Conserved domains within this polypeptide included those for a viral methyltransferase, a viral RNA helicase 1 and an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase. The domains and their sequential organisation revealed the polyprotein was very similar to those encoded by dsRNA viruses of the genus Endornavirus, in the family Endornaviridae. This is the first report of an endornavirus in R. solani, and thus the putative virus is herein named Rhizoctonia solani endornavirus - RS002 (RsEV-RS002). Partial characterisation of the large dsRNAs in five additional AG-3PT isolates of R. solani also identified them as probable endornaviruses, suggesting this family of viruses is widespread in R. solani infecting potato. The ubiquitous nature of endornaviruses in this plant pathogen implies they may have an important, but yet uncharacterised, role in R. solani. PMID:25442295

  4. Actividad fungicida del hongo liquenizado Loxospora pustulata sobre Rhizoctonia solani / Fungicide activity of lichen-forming fungi Loxospora pustulata above Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daymara I, Vaillant Flores; Carlos R, Romeu Carballo; Marlene, Gómez Peralta; Rebeca, Ramírez Ochoa.

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    Full Text Available Los líquenes son hongos que establecen una relación de simbiosis con uno o varios organismos fotosintéticos (algas o cianobacterias). En esta relación el hongo (micobionte) produce un determinado número de metabolitos secundarios con actividad antibiótica. De acuerdo a esta afirmación se propone: co [...] mprobar el efecto fungicida de los metabolitos secundarios producidos en medio de cultivo por el micobionte del liquen Loxospora pustulata, sobre Rhizoctonia solani aislado de papa. El micobionte se cultivó en medio agar papa dextrosa (PDA), posteriormente se fermentó en caldo de papa por cultivo agitado y los metabolitos se extrajeron con acetato de etilo. Se prepararon concentraciones de 0,01; 0,03; 0,07% p/v del extracto liquénico en PDA donde se sembraron discos de R. solani y se determinó el porcentaje de inhibición del crecimiento micelial. El extracto liquénico mostró 100% de inhibición del desarrollo de R. solani a las tres concentraciones. Abstract in english The lichens are fungi that establish a symbiotic relation with one or various photosynthetic organisms (algae or cyanobacterium). In this relation the fungi (mycobiont) produce secondary metabolites with antibiotic activity. For this reason the fungicide effect of metabolites produced in culture med [...] ia by the lichen's mycobiont Loxospora pustulata, above Rhizoctonia solani isolated from potato was verified. The mycobiont was cultivated in media potato dextrose agar (PDA) and it was fermented in potato broth by shaken culture. The metabolites were extracted with ethyl acetate. A solution in PDA at 0,01: 0.03: 0,07% w/v concentrations was prepared from the lichens extracts. R. solani discs were placed in the solution and the mycelial growth inhibition percentage was measured. The lichen extract showed 100% of inhibition of the R. solani mycelial growth to all concentrations.

  5. Ultrastructural analysis of anastomosis group 9 of Rhizoctonia solani

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    The ultrastructure of R. solani AG-9 (S-21, ATCC 62804) was investigated with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The most important characteristics were those related with cell wall thickness, cytoplasmic matrix composition, number of nuclei and nucleoli and secretory material production. The majority of examined hyphae showed lateral cell walls thinner than those recorded before. The cytoplasmic matrix consistently appeared differentiated into two classes, one formed by a highly electron dense granular fine material and the other one showing a coloidal substance of very low density which give these cells a 'tiger-like' aspect. The granular dense matrix always had abundant free ribosomes and usually surrounded the cytoplasmic organelles and the septal pore apparatus. The somatic cells showed up to 5 nuclei, some of which with three nucleoli. Masses of secretory material surrounded by membrane were regularly seen in the cytoplasm, with sizes similar to those of nuclei

  6. [Ultrastructural analysis of anastomosis group 9 of Rhizoctonia solani].

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    Cedeño, L; Palacios Prü, E

    1996-01-01

    The ultrastructure of R. solani AG-9 (S-21, ATCC 62804) was investigated with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The most important characteristics were those related with cell wall thickness, cytoplasmic matrix composition, number of nuclei and nucleoli and secretory material production. The majority of examined hyphae showed lateral cell walls thinner than those recorded before. The cytoplasmic matrix consistently appeared differentiated into two classes, one formed by a highly electron dense granular fine material and the other one showing a coloidal substance of very low density which give these cells a 'tiger-like' aspect. The grannular dense matrix always had abundant free ribosomes and usually surrounded the cytoplasmic organelles and the septal pore apparatus. The somatic cells showed up to 5 nuclei, some of which with three nucleoli. Masses of secretory material surrounded by membrane were regularly seen in the cytoplasm, with sizes similar to those of nuclei. PMID:9334448

  7. Some characteristics of isolates of Rhizoctonia solani from patch of wheat and barley

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    Helena Furga?-W?gorzycka

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    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia-like fungi were isolated from the roots of discased wheat and barley plants sampled from the centre and periphery of bare patches and from apparently healthy plants from outside of the patches. Of the isolates recovered. 89% were multinucleate and belonged to R. solani anastomosis groups: AG-8, AG-2-2 and AG-4. The remaining isolates were binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. The multinucleate isolates of R. solani were all pathogenic. All the binucleate isolates were non-pathogenic. The AG-8 isolates of R. solani were obtained mor? frequently from the plants within the patches than outside the patches. The highly virulent isolates of AG-8 were not found outside the patches. Isolates of anastomosis groups AG-2-2, AG-4 and saprotrophic isolates of AG-8 noted less frequently within the patches.

  8. Reação de resistência de genótipos de tomateiro (Lycopersicum spp. à infecção por Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn Resistance reaction of tomato genotypes (Lycopersicum spp. to Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn

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    A.M. Rodrigues Cassiolato

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    Full Text Available Dada a importância da tomaticultura no Brasil e das enfermidades que atacam esta cultura, da mesma forma que visando futuros estados em programas de melhoramento vegetal para resistência à patógenos, este trabalho teve por objetivos: avaliar o grau de patogenicidade de quatro isolados de Rhizoctonia solani obtidos de plantas doentes de tomateiro (RT, berinjelas (RB1 e RB2 e pimentão (RP, em viveiros, frente a 9 genótipos de tomateiros e avaliar a reação de resistência de 73 genótipos de tomateiros ao R. solani. Nos experimentos utilizou-se solo esterilizado, em condições de casa de vegetação. Para o experimento I, os isolados de R. solani, oriundos das plantas de tomateiro (RT e berinjela (RB, foram igualmente mais patogênicos que os isolados de berinjela (RB, e pimentão (RP, com relação aos 9 genótipos de tomateiro testados. Pode-se dizer que os isolados variaram em graus de agressividade. Quanto às reações de resistência a R. solani, observou-se que os diferentes genótipos não diferiram estatisticamente entre si. Com relação ao experimento II, entre os 73 genótipos de tomateiro (incluindo espécies selvagens, variedades nacionais e introduções, pode-se observar que houve grande variabilidade quanto a reação de resistência a R. solani (isolado do tomateiro - RT, com percentuais de sobrevivência de plantas variando de 91%, para a cultivar Quinck Pick, até 0% de sobrevivência para o genótipo LA-462. Não foi verificada imunidade em nenhum material avaliado e sim níveis de resistência, onde esta, expressa em percentagem de sobrevivência, ocorreu de uma maneira contínua, desde uma reação de suscetibilidade até altos níveis de resistência.The present study was undertaken with the following objectives: 1 to evaluate the level of pathogenicity of four Rhizoctonia solani isolates obtained from diseased tomato plants (RT, from eggplant (RB1 and RB2, and pepper (RP and tested on 9 tomato genotypes grown in experimental plots; and 2 evaluate the resistance reaction of 73 tomato genotypes to the pathogen. Experiments were performed in greenhouse using sterilized soil. In experiment I, R. solani isolates from RT and RB2 plants were identically more pathogenic RB1 and RP. In experiment II, wide variability in the resistance reaction to R. solani (isolated from a tomato plant - RT was observed among the 73 tomato genotypes (which included wild species, Brazilian varieties and introduced material, with percentage of plant survival ranging from 91% for the cultivar Quick Pick to 0% for the genotype LA-462. None of the materials tested showed immunity, but different levels of resistance were observed, ranging from susceptibility to high resistance, as expressed by the survival percentages.

  9. Maple Bark Biochar Affects Rhizoctonia solani Metabolism and Increases Damping-Off Severity.

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    Copley, Tanya R; Aliferis, Konstantinos A; Jabaji, Suha

    2015-10-01

    Many studies have investigated the effect of biochar on plant yield, nutrient uptake, and soil microbial populations; however, little work has been done on its effect on soilborne plant diseases. To determine the effect of maple bark biochar on Rhizoctonia damping-off, 11 plant species were grown in a soilless potting substrate amended with different concentrations of biochar and inoculated or not with Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 4. Additionally, the effect of biochar amendment on R. solani growth and metabolism in vitro was evaluated. Increasing concentrations of maple bark biochar increased Rhizoctonia damping-off of all 11 plant species. Using multivariate analyses, we observed positive correlations between biochar amendments, disease severity and incidence, abundance of culturable bacterial communities, and physicochemical parameters. Additionally, biochar amendment significantly increased R. solani growth and hyphal extension in vitro, and altered its primary metabolism, notably the mannitol and tricarboxylic acid cycles and the glycolysis pathway. One or several organic compounds present in the biochar, as identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis, may be metabolized by R. solani. Taken together, these results indicate that future studies on biochar should focus on the effect of its use as an amendment on soilborne plant pathogens before applying it to soils. PMID:25938176

  10. Susceptibility of leguminous green manure species to Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii

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    Trazilbo José de Paula Júnior

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available We studied the susceptibility of species used as green manure in common bean fields to root rot (Rhizoctonia solani and southern blight (Sclerotium rolfsii. Seeds of Crotalaria breviflora, Canavalia ensiformis, Cajanus cajan, Dolichos lablab, Stizolobium cinereum, S. aterrimum, and the bean cvs. "Pérola", "Valente" and "Carnaval" were sown in soil infested by either R. solani AG-4 or S. rolfsii in greenhouse. The emergence of D. lablab seedlings in soil infested by R. solani dropped to 62%. C. breviflora, C. ensiformis and cv. "Valente" presented the lowest root rot severity. The pathogen S. rolfsii drastically reduced seedling emergence in all species; no C. cajan and S. cinereum seedling emerged. All plant species presented high southern blight severity. We conclude that leguminous crops are not suitable as green manure for areas of bean cultivation with high R. solani and S. rolfsii populations.

  11. Estudio del antagonismo de algunas especies de Trichoderma sobre Fusarium Oxysporum y Rhizoctonia Solani Antagonism studies of Trichoderma sp.p.. with Fusarium oxysporum and Rhizoctonia solani

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    Elias Ricardo

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudió el antagonismo de algunos aislamientos del hongo Trichoderma obtenidos de suelos colornbianos en el control de Fusarium oxysporum y Rhizoctonia solani. En los ensayos "in vitre" se observó un marcado antagonismo entre las colonias de los aislamientos de Trichoderma sobre R. sotsni, con una reducción apreciable
    del tamaño de la colonia y un antaqonismo menor sobre F. oxysporum. En los ensayos de parasitismo a nivel microscópico, se observó una gran interacción entre alqunos
    de los aislamientos de T. harzianum y T. hamatum y el patógéno R. solani rnanifestado por el enrollamiento, penetración, fragmentación y lisis de las hifas del patoqeno.
    Los aislamientos de Trichoderma causaron un retraso en la aparición de los síntomas, una reducción en la severidad de la
    enfermedad. y un menor número de plantas enfermas ocasionadas por F. oxysporum f. sp, cucumerinum en pepino cohombro, y su efecto fue superior en todos los casos a la
    aplicación del fungicida benomil. Los aislamientos del antagonista aumentaron la qerminación de las semillas, la emergencia y el tamaño de las plántulas y redujeron la severidad de la enfermedad ocasionada por R. solani en fríjol.Several experiments were conducted to study the antagonism of 17 isolates of Trichoderma from Colombian soils with Fusarium oxysporum and Rhizoctonia solani. In "in vitro" tests, a high antagonism between colonies was found being greater the antagonism of Trichoderma with R. solani. At the microscopic level it was observed a great interaction between T. harzianum and T. hamatum with R. solani in such a way that the hyphae of the pathogen showed coiling, penetration, fragmentation and lysis. The Trichoderma isolates caused reduction in the disease severity, in the incubation period and a lower number of diseased cucumber plants when they were inoeulated with F. oxysporum f. sp, cucumerinum and these effects were better than Benomyl application. The same Trichoderma isolates increased seed germination, emergence and seedling size of bean plants inoculated with R. solani. A reduction of the disease severity was also found.

  12. TEMPERATURE EFFECT ON RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI ANALYZED BY MICROCALORIMETRY

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    Antonio Orozco-Avitia; Martin Esqueda; Amparo Meza; Martin Tiznado; Aldo Gutierrez; Alfonso Gardea

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    Temperature is one of the factors playing an important role in fungi growth and spread. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of temperature on the growth of ten Rhizoctonia solani isolates. Colony Growth Rate (GR) was measured in potato-agar-dextrose cultures and Metabolic Efficiency (ME) by isothermal microcalorimetry in R. solani isolates growing in a temperature range of 10 to 40°C at 5°C intervals. The apparent activation Energy (Ea) was determined in the range of 15 to 30Â...

  13. Stem Rot on Adzuki Bean (Vigna angularis) Caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 HGI in China.

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    Sun, Suli; Xia, Changjian; Zhang, Jiqing; Duan, Canxing; Wang, Xiaoming; Wu, Xiaofei; Lee, Suk-Ha; Zhu, Zhendong

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    During late August and early September 2011, stem rot symptoms were observed on adzuki bean plants (Vigna angularis) growing in fields located in Beijing and Hebei Province, China, respectively. In this study, four isolates were obtained from infected stems of adzuki bean plants. Based on their morphology, and sequence and polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analyses of the ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers (rDNA-ITS) region, the four isolates were identified as Rhizoctonia solani in anastomosis group (AG) 4 HGI. Pathogenicity tests showed that all isolates were strongly pathogenic to adzuki bean and resulted in serious wilt symptoms which was similar to observations in the fields. Additionally, the isolates infected several other crops and induced related rot on the roots and basal stems. To our knowledge, this is the first report of Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 HGI causing stem rot on adzuki bean. PMID:25774112

  14. Over-expression of a protein kinase gene enhances the defense of tobacco against Rhizoctonia solani

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    Chacón, Osmany; González, Marleny; López, Yunior; Portieles, Roxana; Pujol, Merardo; González, Ernesto; Schoonbeek, Henk-Jan; Métraux, Jean-Pierre; Borrás-Hidalgo, Orlando

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    To identify Nicotiana tabacum genes involved in resistance and susceptibility to Rhizoctonia solani, suppression subtractive hybridization was used to generate a cDNA library from transcripts that are differentially expressed during a compatible and incompatible interaction. This allowed the isolation of a protein kinase cDNA that was down-regulated during a compatible and up-regulated during an incompatible interaction. Quantitative RT–PCR analysis of this gene confirmed the differential exp...

  15. A fungal growth model fitted to carbon-limited dynamics of Rhizoctonia solani

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    Jeger, M.J; Lamour, A.; Gilligan, C.A; Otten, W.

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    Here, a quasi-steady-state approximation was used to simplify a mathematical model for fungal growth in carbon-limiting systems, and this was fitted to growth dynamics of the soil-borne plant pathogen and saprotroph Rhizoctonia solani. The model identified a criterion for invasion into carbon-limited environments with two characteristics driving fungal growth, namely the carbon decomposition rate and a measure of carbon use efficiency. The dynamics of fungal spread through a population of sit...

  16. Identification of signatory secondary metabolites during mycoparasitism of Rhizoctonia solani by Stachybotrys elegans

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    Chamoun, Rony; Aliferis, Konstantinos A.; Jabaji, Suha

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    Stachybotrys elegans is able to parasitize the fungal plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 following a complex and intimate interaction, which, among others, includes the production of cell wall-degrading enzymes, intracellular colonization, and expression of pathogenic process encoding genes. However, information on the metabolome level is non-existent during mycoparasitism. Here, we performed a direct-infusion mass spectrometry (DIMS) metabolomics analysis using an LTQ Orbitrap analyzer i...

  17. Micoflora asociada a dos sustratos orgánicos y su efecto en el control de rhizoctonia solani kühn

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    Guédez, Clemencia

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    Los abonos orgánicos se vienen utilizando como ente supresor de enfermedades de la raíz de la planta, debido a la gran cantidad de microorganismos que interactúan en ellos, lo que ha llevado a considerarlos como parte de las estrategias de control biológico. En este contexto, se evaluó la diversidad de la micoflora de dos sustratos orgánicos (suelo orgánico y lombricompuesto) y su efecto sobre el control del hongo Rhizoctonia solani. La diversidad de la micoflora de los sustratos se determinó...

  18. Identification of Rhizoctonia solani isolates from sugar beet roots by analyzing the ITS region of ribosomal DNA

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    Stojšin Vera B.; Budakov Dragana; Jacobsen Barry; Grimme Eva; Bagi Ferenc F.; Jasni? Stevan

    2007-01-01

    Rhizoctonia solani (Kühn) is one of the most important sugar beet pathogens Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups (AGs) 2-2 and 4 are proven to be the most common pathogenic strains on sugar beet. AG 2-2 (intraspecific groups IIIB and IV) can cause root and crown rot while damping-off of seedlings is most frequently attributed to AG 4. Four isolates of R. solani from sugar beet roots showing characteristic crown and root rot symptoms, collected from different localities in Vojvodina Province,...

  19. Reaction of faba bean genotypes to Rhizoctonia solani and resistance stability / Reação de genótipos de fava a Rhizoctonia solani e estabilidade da resistência

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    Iraildes P, Assunção; Liliane D, Nascimento; Mércia F, Ferreira; Francisco J, Oliveira; Sami J, Michereff; Gaus SA, Lima.

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    Full Text Available A produção de fava (Phaseolus lunatus) é limitada pela ocorrência da rizoctoniose, causada pelo fungo Rhizoctonia solani. Visando selecionar materiais com potencial de utilização nos programas de melhoramento e/ou no manejo integrado da doença, foram avaliados 72 genótipos de fava e verificada a est [...] abilidade da resistência em relação a diferentes isolados do patógeno, densidades de inóculo e tipos de solo. As sementes foram plantadas em solo infestado com o patógeno pela incorporação de substrato (grãos de arroz) colonizado. A avaliação dos genótipos foi realizada após 15 dias, com o auxílio de escala de notas, discriminando-os em cinco classes de reação. Nenhum dos 72 genótipos apresentou reação de imunidade a R. solani e apenas quatro genótipos (F-42, F-49, F-53 e F-58) comportaram-se como altamente resistentes. As reações apresentadas por esses genótipos variaram conforme o isolado de R. solani, a densidade de inóculo e o solo utilizado. O genótipo F-58 evidenciou maior estabilidade na resistência aos isolados do patógeno e densidades de inóculo. O genótipo F-53 demonstrou estabilidade da resistência em solos coletados em diferentes locais, mantendo alta resistência em todas as situações. O genótipo F-58 não demonstrou alta resistência em somente um solo. Portanto, os genótipos F-58 e F-53 constituem fontes promissoras de resistência a R. solani e devem ser preferidas em campos infestados pelo patógeno. Abstract in english The production of faba bean (Phaseolus lunatus) is limited due to the occurrence of Rhizoctonia canker, caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani. In order to select materials with potential for use in faba beans breeding programs and/or disease integrated management, 72 genotypes were evaluated and a [...] lso stability of the disease resistance in relation to different pathogen isolates, inoculum densities and soil type. The seeds were sown in soil infested with the pathogen by the addition of colonized substrate (rice grains). The evaluation of genotypes was done after 15 days, using a note scale to discriminate the genotypes into five reaction classes. None of the 72 genotypes showed immunity to R. solani and only four genotypes (F-42, F-49, F-53 and F-58) behaved as highly resistant. The reactions presented by these genotypes varied according to the R. solani isolate, inoculum density and soil used. The genotype F-58 showed more stable resistance to pathogen isolates and inoculum densities. The genotype F-53 showed resistance stability in soils collected in different locations, remaining highly resistant in all situations. The genotype F-58 did not show high resistance to only one tested soil. Therefore, the genotypes F-58 and F-53 are promising sources of resistance to R. solani and should be indicated in areas infested by the pathogen.

  20. Selection of bioantagonistic bacteria to be used in biological control of Rhizoctonia solani in tomato

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    Jaime R., Montealegre; Rodrigo, Reyes; Luz María, Pérez; Rodrigo, Herrera; Polyana, Silva; Ximena, Besoain.

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    Full Text Available Bacteria from the rhizoplane and surrounding soil of healthy and Rhizoctonia solani diseased tomato plants, cropped in greenhouse of the V Region of Chile, were collected. The best bacterial strains, based on their ability to control development of three R. solani isolates (identified as belonging t [...] o the anastomosis groups AG-2-1, AG?4), were identified as B. subtilis (one isolate) and B. lentimorbus (two different isolates). All bacterial isolates resulted effective for the in vitro control of growth of all R. solani isolates, where the control mechanisms used by the bacteria do not involve the secretion of fungal cell wall hydrolytic enzymes. R. solani AG-2-1 was more sensitive than R. solani AG-4. On the other hand, all bacteria grew well in conditions similar to those that can be found at the field level (considering pH, salinity, Fe3+ and temperature) and showed a good capacity of tomato root colonization. These results suggest that the B. subtilis and B. lentimorbus isolates studied have an excellent potential to be used as biocontrol agents of R. solani in tomato greenhouses at the field level.

  1. Comparative analysis of putative pathogenesis-related gene expression in two Rhizoctonia solani pathosystems.

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    Rioux, Renee; Manmathan, Harish; Singh, Pratibha; de los Reyes, Benildo; Jia, Yulin; Tavantzis, Stellos

    2011-12-01

    Rhizoctonia solani, teleomorph Thanatephorus cucumeris, is a polyphagous necrotrophic plant pathogen of the Basidiomycete order that is split into 14 different anastomosis groups (AGs) based on hyphal interactions and host range. In this investigation, quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) techniques were used to determine potential pathogenicity factors of R. solani in the AG1-IA/rice and AG3/potato pathosystems. These factors were identified by mining for sequences of pathogen origin in a library of rice tissue infected with R. solani AG1-IA and comparing these sequences against the recently released R. solani AG3 genome. Ten genes common to both AGs and two specific to AG1-IA were selected for expression analysis by qRT-PCR. Results indicate that a number of genes are similarly expressed by AG1 and AG3 during the early stages of pathogenesis. Grouping of these pathogenicity factors based on relatedness of expression profiles suggests three key events are involved in R. solani pathogenesis: early host contact and infiltration, adjustment to the host environment, and pathogen proliferation through necrotic tissue. Further studies of the pathogenesis-associated genes identified in this project will enable more precise elucidation of the molecular mechanisms that allow for the widespread success of R. solani as a phytopathogen and allow for more targeted, effective methods of management. PMID:21909999

  2. Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis V26 as a biological control agent against Rhizoctonia solani on potato.

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    Ben Khedher, Saoussen; Kilani-Feki, Olfa; Dammak, Mouna; Jabnoun-Khiareddine, Hayfa; Daami-Remadi, Mejda; Tounsi, Slim

    2015-12-01

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the strain Bacillus subtilis V26, a local isolate from the Tunisian soil, to control potato black scurf caused by Rhizoctonia solani. The in vitro antifungal activity of V26 significantly inhibited R. solani growth compared to the untreated control. Microscopic observations revealed that V26 caused considerable morphological deformations of the fungal hyphae such as vacuolation, protoplast leakage and mycelia crack. The most effective control was achieved when strain V26 was applied 24h prior to inoculation (protective activity) in potato slices. The antagonistic bacterium V26 induced significant suppression of root canker and black scurf tuber colonization compared to untreated controls with a decrease in incidence disease of 63% and 81%, respectively, and promoted plant growth under greenhouse conditions on potato plants. Therefore, B. subtilis V26 has a great potential to be commercialized as a biocontrol agent against R. solani on potato crops. PMID:26563555

  3. A quitosana como fungistático no crescimento micelial de Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn

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    Álvaro Rodrigo Freddo

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    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani é um fungo causador de tombamento de plântulas em várias espécies vegetais. A quitosana é um polímero derivado do processo de desacetilação da quitina, a qual é encontrada em grande quantidade na carapaça de crustáceos, insetos e parede celular de fungos. A quitosana tem sido testada para diversos usos, inclusive no controle de fitopatógenos em agricultura, já que apresenta atividade antimicrobiana, para controle de patógenos. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito fungistático de diferentes concentrações de quitosana (0; 0,25; 0,5; 1 e 2% no crescimento micelial do fungo R. solani in vitro. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram efeito significativo de quitosana nas diferentes concentrações utilizadas, na redução do crescimento micelial de R. solani. Observou-se também aumento do efeito fungistático da quitosana conforme o aumento da dose.

  4. A novel postharvest rot of okra pods caused by Rhizoctonia solani in Brazil / Uma nova podridão pós-colheita de frutos de quiabo causada por Rhizoctonia solani

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    Gilmar P., Henz; Carlos A., Lopes; Ailton, Reis.

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    Full Text Available Frutos de quiabo apresentando podridão e lesões marrons foram coletados em um supermercado de Brasília DF. O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar o agente causal e comprovar o envolvimento do fungo como causador da doença (Postulados de Koch) e determinar algumas condições favoráveis à ocorrência [...] da doença em frutos de quiabo após a colheita. O patógeno foi identificado como Rhizoctonia solani baseado nas suas características morfológicas, como hifas marrons a ocre, com ramificações laterais em ângulos quase retos com constrições na base, células da hifa com 6-10 µm de largura com um septo perto da base. Cinco isolados foram obtidos dos frutos infectados e identificados como sendo do grupo de anastomose AG 1-IB. Frutos de quiabo cv. Santa Cruz 47 inoculados com discos de micélio de R. solani com e sem ferimentos e mantidos em câmaras úmidas, a 25 ºC, por sete dias ficaram completamente apodrecidos pelo patógeno, com cor marrom, enquanto somente os frutos com ferimentos mantidos a 12 ºC apresentaram lesões pequenas, variando de 0,6 a 1,0 mm de diâmetro. Em outro experimento, foi demonstrado que o patógeno foi capaz de crescer na superfície de diferentes materiais usados na confecção de embalagens de produtos hortícolas, como madeira de pinus, papelão corrugado, plástico, isopor e folhas de jornal mantidos em câmara úmida (24 ºC, 96 % UR). A ocorrência da doença está relacionada com manuseio pós-colheita inadequado, e a transmissão de propágulos do fungo junto com restos culturais ou partículas de solo. Este é o primeiro relato de R. solani causando podridão pós-colheita em frutos de quiabo no Brasil. Abstract in english Okra pods with unusual brown lesions and rot were collected in a local supermarket in Brasília DF. The objective of this paper was to characterize the causal agent, to fulfill Koch's postulates and to determine some conditions conducive to disease. The pathogen was identified as Rhizoctonia solani b [...] ased on morphological characteristics which fitted the fungus description, such as pale to brown hyphae, with nearly right-angled side branches constricted at the base, hyphal cells 6-10 µm wide with a septum near the base. Five isolates were obtained from infected pods and identified as AG 1-IB anastomosis group. Wounded or unwounded okra pods cv. Santa Cruz 47 were inoculated with mycelium disks of R. solani and kept in humid chambers at 12 ºC or 25 ºC. After seven days at 25 ºC, both wounded and unwounded pods were completely rotted and brown, while those kept at 12 ºC showed small lesions ranging from 0.6 to 1.0 mm only in wounded pods. The pathogen was able to grow in different materials used for assembling crates and packs of horticultural products, such as pinewood, corrugated carton, plastic, Styrofoam and newspaper sheets when kept in humid chambers (24 ºC, 96 % RH). The disease occurrence can be related to careless handling practices and to the transmission of R. solani propagules by infected plant debris or soil particles. This is the first report of Rhizoctonia solani causing postharvest rot in okra pods in Brazil.

  5. A novel postharvest rot of okra pods caused by Rhizoctonia solani in Brazil Uma nova podridão pós-colheita de frutos de quiabo causada por Rhizoctonia solani

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    Gilmar P. Henz

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Okra pods with unusual brown lesions and rot were collected in a local supermarket in Brasília DF. The objective of this paper was to characterize the causal agent, to fulfill Koch's postulates and to determine some conditions conducive to disease. The pathogen was identified as Rhizoctonia solani based on morphological characteristics which fitted the fungus description, such as pale to brown hyphae, with nearly right-angled side branches constricted at the base, hyphal cells 6-10 µm wide with a septum near the base. Five isolates were obtained from infected pods and identified as AG 1-IB anastomosis group. Wounded or unwounded okra pods cv. Santa Cruz 47 were inoculated with mycelium disks of R. solani and kept in humid chambers at 12 ºC or 25 ºC. After seven days at 25 ºC, both wounded and unwounded pods were completely rotted and brown, while those kept at 12 ºC showed small lesions ranging from 0.6 to 1.0 mm only in wounded pods. The pathogen was able to grow in different materials used for assembling crates and packs of horticultural products, such as pinewood, corrugated carton, plastic, Styrofoam and newspaper sheets when kept in humid chambers (24 ºC, 96 % RH. The disease occurrence can be related to careless handling practices and to the transmission of R. solani propagules by infected plant debris or soil particles. This is the first report of Rhizoctonia solani causing postharvest rot in okra pods in Brazil.Frutos de quiabo apresentando podridão e lesões marrons foram coletados em um supermercado de Brasília DF. O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar o agente causal e comprovar o envolvimento do fungo como causador da doença (Postulados de Koch e determinar algumas condições favoráveis à ocorrência da doença em frutos de quiabo após a colheita. O patógeno foi identificado como Rhizoctonia solani baseado nas suas características morfológicas, como hifas marrons a ocre, com ramificações laterais em ângulos quase retos com constrições na base, células da hifa com 6-10 µm de largura com um septo perto da base. Cinco isolados foram obtidos dos frutos infectados e identificados como sendo do grupo de anastomose AG 1-IB. Frutos de quiabo cv. Santa Cruz 47 inoculados com discos de micélio de R. solani com e sem ferimentos e mantidos em câmaras úmidas, a 25 ºC, por sete dias ficaram completamente apodrecidos pelo patógeno, com cor marrom, enquanto somente os frutos com ferimentos mantidos a 12 ºC apresentaram lesões pequenas, variando de 0,6 a 1,0 mm de diâmetro. Em outro experimento, foi demonstrado que o patógeno foi capaz de crescer na superfície de diferentes materiais usados na confecção de embalagens de produtos hortícolas, como madeira de pinus, papelão corrugado, plástico, isopor e folhas de jornal mantidos em câmara úmida (24 ºC, 96 % UR. A ocorrência da doença está relacionada com manuseio pós-colheita inadequado, e a transmissão de propágulos do fungo junto com restos culturais ou partículas de solo. Este é o primeiro relato de R. solani causando podridão pós-colheita em frutos de quiabo no Brasil.

  6. The influence of soil moisture and Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis and intraspecific group on the incidence of damping-off and the incidence and severity of Rhizoctonia crown and root rot in sugar beet

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    Rhizoctonia crown and root rot (Rhizoctonia solani) reduces plant stands, sugar quality and yield in sugar beet. To evaluate the influence of R. solani anastomosis (AG) and intraspecific groups and soil moisture on disease incidence and severity, a field trial was established in Ridgetown, Ontario, ...

  7. Analysis of Phaseolus vulgaris Response to Its Association with Trichoderma harzianum (ALL-42) in the Presence or Absence of the Phytopathogenic Fungi Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium solani

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    Pereira, Jackeline L.; Queiroz, Rayner M. L.; Charneau, Sébastien O.; Felix, Carlos R; Ricart, Carlos A. O.; da Silva, Francilene Lopes; Steindorff, Andrei Stecca; Ulhoa, Cirano J; Eliane F. Noronha

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    The present study was carried out to evaluate the ability of Trichoderma harzianum (ALL 42-isolated from Brazilian Cerrado soil) to promote common bean growth and to modulate its metabolism and defense response in the presence or absence of the phytopathogenic fungi Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium solani using a proteomic approach. T. harzianum was able to promote common bean plants growth as shown by the increase in root/foliar areas and by size in comparison to plants grown in its absence. ...

  8. Typing of anastomosis groups of Rhizoctonia solani by restriction analysis of ribosomal DNA.

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    Guillemaut, Cécile; Edel-Hermann, Véronique; Camporota, Pierre; Alabouvette, Claude; Richard-Molard, Marc; Steinberg, Christian

    2003-09-01

    A method based on restriction analysis of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-amplified ribosomal DNA was developed for the rapid characterization of large populations of Rhizoctonia solani at the anastomosis group (AG) level. The restriction maps of the internal transcribed spacers (ITS) sequences were compared for 219 isolates of R. solani belonging to AG-1 to AG-12 and AG-BI, representing diverse geographic and host range origins. Four discriminant restriction enzymes (MseI, AvaII, HincII, and MunI) resolved 40 restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) types among the 219 ITS sequences of R. solani. Each RFLP type could be assigned to a single AG except for two RFLP types, which were common to two AG. A fifth enzyme allowed the discrimination of AG-6 and AG-12. In addition, the combination of four enzymes allowed the discrimination of subsets within AG-1, AG-2, AG-3, and AG-4. The efficiency of the typing method was confirmed by analyzing PCR-amplified ITS sequences of 30 reference strains. Furthermore, the PCR-RFLP method was used to characterize at the AG level 307 isolates of R. solani originating from ten sugar beet fields exhibiting patches of diseased plants in France. The PCR-based procedure described in this paper provides a rapid method for AG typing in R. solani. PMID:14608422

  9. Crop Residue Affects Rhizoctonia solani Population Dynamics and Seedling Blight of Canola

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    H.U. Ahmed

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Seedling blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn substantially reduces stand establishment and seed yield of canola (Brassica napus L. in western Canada. The effect of crop residue on soil populations of R. solani and canola seedling blight was examined under field, greenhouse and laboratory conditions. Field plots were established with inoculation or noninoculation with R. solani as the main plot and barley, canola, oat and field pea residues as the sub-plots. Soil samples were collected from each subplot for analysis in a greenhouse bioassay and laboratory assay of R. solani population before seeding canola. The crop residue effect was not significant. Under inoculation with R. solani, the yield was consistently greater when canola was grown on barley residue compared to the canola residue over two-year trials, although oat and pea residue contributed to greater yield. Without inoculation, canola yield was greatest when grown on barley residue, intermediate on oat and pea and the least on canola in the first trial and in the second trial greater yield was obtained on barley and oat residues compared to other residues. In the greenhouse bioassay, canola seedling emergence was greater, while damping off and root rot were less severe, following barley or oat compared to canola or field pea in both inoculated and non-inoculated treatments. Populations of Rhizoctonia were lower following barley or oat relative to canola or field pea. Crop rotation and incorporation of barley or oat residue between canola crops may be a useful strategy to reduce seedling blight of canola.

  10. Endophytic Bacillus Species Confer Increased Resistance in Cotton Against Damping off Disease Caused by Rhizoctonia solani

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    L. Rajendran

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Endophytic bacterial strains were evaluated for their efficacy against the damping off disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani in cotton. Among hundred and three endophytic bacterial strains isolated, two strains (Bacillus sp. strains EPCO102 and EPCO16 significantly increased plant growth and inhibited the mycelial growth of Rhizoctonia solani in vitro conditions. The efficacy of talc-based bioformulation of endophytic bacterial strains, EPCO102, EPCO16 and Pseudomonas fluorescens strain Pf1 amended with and without chitin in inducing systemic resistance was tested against damping off disease under greenhouse conditions. The application of the bioformulation through seed, soil and foliar spray significantly reduced disease incidence under greenhouse conditions. The amendment of chitin in the formulation further reduced the disease incidence. EPCO102, EPCO16 and Pf1 strain along with chitin treatment was recorded 46.7, 53.3 and 40.0% damping-off incidence compared to control 83.3%. Treatment with the endophytic bacterial bioformulation increased the levels of the defence-related enzymes chitinase, ?-1,3-glucanase, peroxidase, polyphenol oxidase, phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and phenol in cotton plants which had been challenged with R. solani. In addition to plant growth and antibiosis, endophytic bacterial strains enhanced the resistance in plants through the induction of defense enzymes in cotton plants.

  11. Genetic diversity of Rhizoctonia solani associated with potato tubers in France.

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    Fiers, Marie; Edel-Hermann, Véronique; Héraud, Cécile; Gautheron, Nadine; Chatot, Catherine; Le Hingrat, Yves; Bouchek-Mechiche, Karima; Steinberg, Christian

    2011-01-01

    The soilborne fungus Rhizoctonia solani is a pathogen of many plants and causes severe damage in crops around the world. Strains of R. solani from the anastomosis group (AG) 3 attack potatoes, leading to great yield losses and to the downgrading of production. The study of the genetic diversity of the strains of R. solani in France allows the structure of the populations to be determined and adapted control strategies against this pathogen to be established. The diversity of 73 French strains isolated from tubers grown in the main potato seed production areas and 31 strains isolated in nine other countries was assessed by phylogenetic analyses of (i) the internal transcribed spacer sequences (ITS1 and ITS2) of ribosomal RNA (rRNA), (ii) a part of the gene tef-1? and (iii) the total DNA fingerprints of each strain established by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). The determination of the AGs of R. solani based on the sequencing of the ITS region showed three different AGs among our collection (60 AG 3 PT, 8 AG 2-1 and 5 AG 5). Grouping of the strains belonging to the same AG was confirmed by sequencing of the gene tef-1? used for the first time to study the genetic diversity of R. solani. About 42% of ITS sequences and 72% of tef-1? sequences contained polymorphic sites, suggesting that the cells of R. solani strains contain several copies of ITS and the tef-1? gene within the same nucleus or between different nuclei. Phylogenetic trees showed a greater genetic diversity within AGs in tef-1? sequences than in ITS sequences. The AFLP analyses showed an even greater diversity among the strains demonstrating that the French strains of R. solani isolated from potatoes were not a clonal population. Moreover there was no relationship between the geographical origins of the strains or the variety from which they were isolated and their genetic diversity. PMID:21642342

  12. IN-VITRO EVALUATION OF FUNGICIDES, BIOCONTROL AGENTS AND PLANT EXTRACTS AGAINST RICE SHEATH BLIGHT PATHOGEN RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI

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    P. Srinivas

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    Full Text Available Of the fourteen fungicides of different groups evaluated in-vitro against Rhizoctonia solani , Metalaxyl (0.1%, Mancozeb (0.1%, Tricyclazole (0.1%, Thiophenate methyl (0.1%, Carbendizm+ Mancozeb (0.1% were proved to be most effective in inhibiting the growth of the fungus. Among the bio-agents screened, Trichoderma viride was most effective in restricting the growth of Rhizoctonia solani followed by Penicillium notatum where as Aspergillus niger was proved least effective. Among the thirteen plant extracts evaluated garlic extract (10% was most effective in inhibiting the growth of fungus followed by calotropis (10%. Datura leaf extract (10% was found to be least effective in inhibiting the growth of Rhizoctonia solani.

  13. SUPRESSIVIDADE NATURAL DE SOLOS DA REGIÃO CENTRO-OESTE A Rhizoctonia solani KÜHN NATURAL SUPPRESSIVENESS OF SOILS FROM WEST CENTRAL BRAZIL TO Rhizoctonia solani Kühn

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    Sheila Andrade Botelho

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    Rhizoctonia solani é um fungo cosmopolita que habita o solo, com vasto número de hospedeiros, e causa importantes doenças na maioria das plantas cultivadas em todo o mundo. É uma espécie complexa, com muitos biotipos que diferem quanto à patogenicidade, aos hospedeiros, à distribuição na natureza e à aparência em meio de cultura. O feijoeiro comum é suscetível a este patógeno e a sua suscetibilidade é inversamente proporcional ao desenvolvimento da planta. A atividade microbiana de alguns solos pode prevenir o estabelecimento de fungos fitopatogênicos. Solos com esta propriedade são denominados antagônicos, de longa vida, resistentes ou supressivos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os níveis de supressividade natural a R. solani de alguns solos classificados como latossolo roxo, latossolo vermelho-escuro, areia quartzoza e latossolo roxo, respectivamente, coletados nos municípios de Itumbiara, Silvânia, Jussara e Santa Helena de Goiás, no Estado de Goiás, em três áreas contíguas com os seguintes históricos de uso: a solo cultivado com feijão irrigado via pivô central por mais de quatro anos consecutivos; b solo sob vegetação nativa; e c solo sob pastagem de Brachiaria decubens. Os solos foram coletados na camada de 0-20 cm e armazenados em casa de vegetação. Para a inoculação dos solos foram utilizados grãos de sorgo, inoculados com Rhizoctonia solani, em seis densidades – 0, 100, 500, 1.000, 5.000 e 10.000 propágulos/g de solo – e triturados. O experimento foi conduzido sob condições de casa de vegetação, em um delineamento de blocos completos casualizados e esquema fatorial 6 x 4 x 3. A unidade experimental foi constituída de bandejas plásticas com 4 kg de solo e 40 plantas. Quinze dias após a emergência, as plantas foram arrancadas e avaliadas. Posteriormente, foi calculado o índice de McKinney. A análise de variância apresentou interação tripla significativa, e os graus de liberdade foram desdobrados em análises de regressão entre as doses de inóculo e o índice de doença em porcentagem, numa equação exponencial do tipo: ID = A x e (-B/dose do inóculo + 1. Nas regiões de Itumbiara e Silvânia, o índice de doença progrediu como aumento do número de propágulos por grama de solo, atingindo valores superiores a 70%. Porém, para ambas as regiões, não houve diferenças significativas entre os solos de mata, pastagem e feijão com relação ao índice de doença. Por outro lado, nos solos de Jussara e Santa Helena, foi observado um incremento do índice da doença com o aumento da dose de inóculo para todos os históricos, e os solos de mata e de pastagem apresentaram índice de doença semelhante em todas as doses de inóculo utilizadas. Em solos provenientes de área de feijão irrigado, da região de Santa Helena, os incrementos no índice de doença foram menores, não ultrapassando a 60%.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Podridão radicular de Rhizoctonia; controle biológico; população microbiana do solo.

    Rhizoctonia solani is a highly destructive world wide soil fungus, with a large host-range, that causes important diseases in a great number of the crops. It is a complex specie whichpossesses many biotypes, differing in their pathogenicity, hosts,distribution in the nature and cultural appearance in solid media.Dry beans are susceptible to this pathogen and the susceptibility is inversely proportional to the host development. The microbial activity of some soils can prevent the establishment of phytopathogenic fungi. Soils with this property are named antagonistic, long life, resistant or supressive. The objective of this work was to evalu

  14. Real-time PCR (qPCR) assay for Rhizoctonia solani anastomoses group AG2-2IIIb

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    Abbas, S. J.; A. Bashir; Karlosky, P.

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    Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group AG2-2 IIIB is a severe sugar beet and maize pathogen. It causes crown and root rot disease which leads to yield losses world-wide. The soil-borne pathogen is difficult to detect and quantify by conventional methods. We developed a real-time PCR (qPCR) assay for the quantification of genomic DNA of Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2 IIIB based on the ITS region of rDNA genes. The limit of quantification of the assay is 1.8 pg genomic DNA. The amplif...

  15. Rhizoctonia root rot (Rhizoctoni solani K ü h n of sugar beet in province Vojvodina

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    Stojšin Vera B.

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    Full Text Available Sugar beet root rot appears regularly each year, but its intensity depends on agro ecological conditions. The predominant causers of root rot in Vojvodina are fungi from Fusarium genus and species Macrophomina phaseolina. Over the last couple of years, more intense occurrence of Rhizoctonia root rot has been observed. Rhizoctonia solani, the causal agent of root rot is present in sugar beet fields. During 2000-2005, on the territory of Vojvodina, the frequency of Rhizoctonia solani in phytopathological isolations from rotted sugar beet roots was between 0,0-18,2%. The intensity of the disease depends on localities, agro ecological conditions and genotypes. Symptoms of Rhizoctonia root rot were registered at some localities in all regions of Vojvodina: Srem, Banat and Ba?ka. The disease appearance is above all local. It occurs in small patches, on heavy, non-structured soil and on depressed wet parts of plots. Individual diseased plants can be found during July. Brown rot appears on sugar beet roots, with dried tissue on surface, which is present on the tail as well as on the middle part and the head of root. Tissues with described symptoms are deeper regarding the healthy part of root. On vertical root section, the necrotic changes are clearly visible comparing to tissue section without symptoms. The heavily infected tissue forms fissures on roots in most cases. Besides the above-mentioned symptoms on roots, the plant wilting and leaf handle necrosis as well as leaf dying are also observed. When rot spreads to the whole root head, plants quickly die.

  16. Host Penetration and Infection by the Anastomosis Groups of Rhizoctonia solaniKühn Isolated from Potatoes

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    The modes of penetration and infection of the isolates belonging various anastomosis groups (AG-2 type 1, AG-2 type 2, AG-3, AG-4 and Ag-5) of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn isolated from potatoes were investigated on the underground stems of the host. During the process of penetration, infection cushions were observed in all isolates in addition to the formation of labote appressoria by AG-3, AG-5 and direct hypel penetration of AG-4. Numerous fine infection pegs formed from infection cushions gre...

  17. Determination of Optimum Cultivation Conditions on the Production of Inulinase from Rhizoctonia solani

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    Figen Ertan

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    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani isolated from Tekirdag-Turkey soil, was found to produce a very active inulinase enzyme. The optimum conditions for enzyme production were determined. Maximum growth was observed at 45°C while the highest inulinase production was determined at 40°C. The best inulinase production was observed at an initial medium pH 6.0 and on the first day of cultivation time. Inulin and Jerusalem artichoke powder as carbon source were the most effective on production of inulinase from R. solani. The highest productivity was recorded in the presence of 10 mM NH4H2PO4+10 mM NH4NO3 as nitrogen source.

  18. Genome sequence of a novel mycovirus of Rhizoctonia solani, a plant pathogenic fungus.

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    Zhong, Jie; Chen, Chuan-Yuan; Gao, Bi-Da

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    Here we present the genome sequence of a novel dsRNA virus we designed as Rhizoctonia solani RNA virus HN008 (RsRV-HN008) from a filamentous fungus R. solani. Its genome (7596 nucleotides) contains two non-overlapping open reading frames (ORF1 and ORF2). ORF1 encoded a 128 kDa protein that showed no significant identity to any other virus sequence in the NCBI database. ORF2 encoded a protein with a molecular weight of 140 kDa and shared a low percentage of sequence identity to the RdRps of unclassified dsRNA viruses. Sequence analysis revealed that RsRV-HN008 may be a member of a novel unclassified family of mycoviruses. PMID:26116286

  19. Control biológico de rhizoctonia solani en plantas de papa criolla solanum phureja usando cepas nativas de pseudomonas fluorescens

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    Bautista, Gloria; Mendoza, Henry; Uribe, Daniel

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    Rhizoctonia solani is a soil borne phytopathogen associated with reduced plant vigor and tuber production in potato crops. There is a huge interest to search alternatives of biological control management of this disease, because the potato crops in Colombia are the highest consumers of chemical pesticides in Colombia. In order to obtain a fluorescent Pseudomonas strain with the capacity to reduce the disease symptoms produced by R. solani, determination and isolation of the predominant fluore...

  20. Identification of Spanish isolates of Rhizoctonia solani from potato by anastomosis grouping, ITS-RFLP and RAMS-fingerprinting

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    Martín Esteban, Mª Paz; El Bakali, Abdessamad M.; Lilja, Arja; Hantula, Jarkko

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    Anastomosis grouping, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of the ITS regions including the 5.85 rDNA, and random amplified microsatellites (RAMS) were used to characterize isolates of Rhizoctonia solani collected from Spain and Finland. There was a high similarity between the results obtained with the three techniques. RAMS markers revealed more genetic variation among isolates of R. solani than RFLP. The anastomosis group (AG)-3 isolates were clearly separated from isolates belon...

  1. Induction of Laccase Activity in Rhizoctonia solani by Antagonistic Pseudomonas fluorescens Strains and a Range of Chemical Treatments

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    Crowe, Jonathan D.; Olsson, Stefan

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    Fungi often produce the phenoloxidase enzyme laccase during interactions with other organisms, an observation relevant to the development of biocontrols. By incorporating the laccase substrate 2,2?-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) into agar, we analyzed laccase induction in the plant-pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani when paired against isolates of the soil bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens. Substantial induction of R. solani laccase was seen only in pairings with st...

  2. Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA of Trichoderma isolates and antagonism against Rhizoctonia solani

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    Larissa Brandão Góes

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD procedure was used to examine the genetic variability among fourteen isolates of Trichoderma and their ability to antagonize Rhizoctonia solani using a dual-culture assay for correlation among RAPD products and their hardness to R. solani. Seven oligodeoxynucleotide primers were selected for the RAPD assays which resulted in 197 bands for 14 isolates of Trichoderma. The data were entered into a binary matrix and a similarity matrix was constructed using DICE similarity (SD index. A UPGMA cluster based on SD values was generated using NTSYS (Numerical Taxonomy System, Applied Biostatistics computer program. A mean coefficient of similarity obtained for pairwise comparisons among the most antagonics isolates was around 40%. The results presented here showed that the variability among the isolates of Trichoderma was very high. No relationship was found between the polymorphism showed by the isolates and their hardness, origin and substrata.A técnica de RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA foi utilizada para examinar a variabilidade genética em quatorze isolados de Trichoderma além de sua capacidade de antagonizar o fungo fitopatogênico Rhizoctonia solani usando pareamento in vitro, e a possível relação entre perfís de RAPD e agressividade dos isolados de Trichoderma a R. solani. Foram selecionados sete primers para os ensaios de RAPD, os quais produziram 197 bandas. Os dados foram introduzidos no programa de computador NTSYS (Numerical Taxonomy System, Applied Biostatisticsna forma de uma matrix binária, sendo construída uma matriz de similaridade utilizando-se o coeficiente de similaridade de DICE (SD e baseado nos valores SD, pelo método de agrupamento UPGMA um dendrograma. Observou-se que o grau de similaridade das amostras que apresentaram melhor desempenho antagônico foi bastante baixo, em torno de 40%. Os resultados demonstraram que a variabilidade entre os isolados de Trichoderma é muito alta. Aparentemente não foi demonstrada nenhuma relação entre o perfil de RAPD obtido e o nível de antagonismo dos isolados de Trichoderma nem agrupamento em função da origem dos isolados ou substrato.

  3. Postharvest dark skin spots in potato tubers are an oversuberization response to Rhizoctonia solani infection.

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    Buskila, Yossi; Tsror Lahkim, Leah; Sharon, Michal; Teper-Bamnolker, Paula; Holczer-Erlich, Orly; Warshavsky, Shimon; Ginzberg, Idit; Burdman, Saul; Eshel, Dani

    2011-04-01

    Israeli farmers export 250,000 tons of potato tubers annually, ?40,000 tons of which are harvested early, before skin set. In recent years, there has been an increase in the occurrence of dark skin spots on early-harvested potato tubers ('Nicola') packed in large bags containing peat to retain moisture. The irregular necrotic spots form during storage and overseas transport. Characterization of the conditions required for symptom development indicated that bag temperature after packing is 11 to 13°C and it reaches the target temperature (8°C) only 25 days postharvest. This slow decrease in temperature may promote the establishment of pathogen infection. Isolates from typical lesions were identified as Rhizoctonia spp., and Koch's postulates were completed with 25 isolates by artificial inoculation performed at 13 to 14°C. Phylogenetic analysis, using the internal transcribed spacer sequences (ITS1 and ITS2) of rDNA genes, assigned three isolates to anastomosis group 3 of Rhizoctonia solani. Inoculation of wounded tubers with mycelium of these R. solani isolates resulted in an oversuberization response in the infected area. With isolate Rh17 of R. solani, expression of the suberin biosynthesis-related genes StKCS6 and CYP86A33 increased 6.8- and 3.4-fold, respectively, 24 h postinoculation, followed by a 2.9-fold increase in POP_A, a gene associated with wound-induced suberization, expression 48 h postinoculation, compared with the noninoculated tubers. We suggest that postharvest dark spot disease is an oversuberization response to R. solani of AG-3 infection that occurs prior to tuber skin set. PMID:21391824

  4. Biological Control of Potato Isolate of Rhizoctonia solani by Streptomyces olivaceus Strain 115

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    S. Shahrokhi

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This is the first report of antifungal activity of Iranian actinomycete isolates against Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn AG-3 (Teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris [(Frank Donk]. Biological control offers an environmentally friendly alternative to the use of antimicrobials for controlling plant diseases. A collection of about 200 actinomycete strains was screened for the ability to produce metabolites that inhibit R. solani growth in vitro. The Streptomyces olivaceus strain 115 showed strong in vitro antagonistic activity against R. solani in agar disc and Well-diffusion methods by producing extracellular antifungal metabolites. The strain No. 115 was propagated in submerged cultures and active crude was prepared upon which some biological characterization performed. The active metabolite(s is polar, soluble in H2O and methanol but insoluble in chloroform, dichloromethane or hexane. Thermal inactivation point of active phase of S. olivaceus strain 115 was 80?C. Antifungal active phase of S. olivaceus strain 115 tolerate range of pH (6-9. Antifungal gene from strain 115 may be a useful candidate for genetic engineering of agriculturally important crop for increased tolerance against R. solani.

  5. Characterization of AG-13, a Newly Reported Anastomosis Group of Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Carling, D E; Baird, R E; Gitaitis, R D; Brainard, K A; Kuninaga, S

    2002-08-01

    ABSTRACT Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-13 was collected from diseased roots of field grown cotton plants in Georgia in the United States. Isolates of AG-13 did not anastomose with tester isolates of AG-1 through AG-12. Mycelium of all isolates of AG-13 were light brown but darkened as cultures aged. All isolates produced aerial mycelium. Concentric rings were visible after 3 to 4 days of growth but disappeared as cultures aged and darkened. Individual sclerotia were up to 1.5 mm in diameter, similar in color to the mycelium, and generally embedded in the agar. Clumps of sclerotia up to 5 mm in diameter were produced on the agar surface. All attempts to induce basidiospore production were unsuccessful. The 5.8S region of the rDNA from isolates of AG-13 was identical in length and sequence to isolates of all other AGs of R. solani. Length and sequence of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of rDNA from isolates of AG-13 were unique among AGs of R. solani. Similarity between AG-13 and other AGs of R. solani ranged from 68 to 85% for ITS region 1 and 85 to 95% for ITS region 2. Selected isolates of AG-13 caused minor or no damage to barley, cauliflower, cotton, lettuce, potato, and radish in laboratory or greenhouse studies. PMID:18942969

  6. Role of Bacterial Communities in the Natural Suppression of Rhizoctonia solani Bare Patch Disease of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

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    Yin, Chuntao; Hulbert, Scot H.; Schroeder, Kurtis L.; Mavrodi, Olga; Mavrodi, Dmitri; Dhingra, Amit; Schillinger, William F.; Paulitz, Timothy C.

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    Rhizoctonia bare patch and root rot disease of wheat, caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-8, develops as distinct patches of stunted plants and limits the yield of direct-seeded (no-till) wheat in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. At the site of a long-term cropping systems study near Ritzville, WA, a decline in Rhizoctonia patch disease was observed over an 11-year period. Bacterial communities from bulk and rhizosphere soil of plants from inside the patches, outside the patches, and r...

  7. Genetic Diversity among Nile Delta Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn Based on Pathogenicity, Compatibility, Isozyme Analysis and Total Protein Pattern

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    MAHMOUD, Yehia A.-G.; GAAFAR, Reda M.; MUBARAK, H. M.

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    The present study obtained 12 isolates from Rhizoctonia solani Kühn isolated from Cotton L., Trifolium L. and Vicia faba L. from different localities in the Nile Delta of Egypt. All strains were pathogenic and caused seed rot, wilt, stunting, and pre-emergence and post-emergence damping-off. The isolated strains produced different forms of infection cushions that ensure the pathogenicity of these strains. SDS-PAGE of the 12 R. solani isolates showed that although the R. solani isolates were i...

  8. Effect of Population Dynamics of Pseudomonas cepacia and Paecilomyces lilacinus on Colonization of Polyfoam Rooting Cubes by Rhizoctonia solani

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    Cartwright, D. Kelly; Benson, D. M.

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    Suspensions of Pseudomonas cepacia (strain 5.5B) and Paecilomyces lilacinus (isolate 6.2F) were applied to polyfoam rooting cubes for control of stem rot of poinsettia caused by Rhizoctonia solani. The populations of antagonists and colonization of rooting cubes by R. solani were monitored during a 3-week period. Colonization of cubes by R. solani was reduced in cubes treated with P. cepacia, but the population of P. cepacia decreased by as much as 97% during the test period. Increased coloni...

  9. Leaf Rot and Leaf Ring Spot Caused by Rhizoctonia solani in Chinese Cabbage

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    Chang-Ki Shim

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    Full Text Available This study was conducted to determine the occurrence of leaf rot and leaf ring spot, caused by Rhizoctonia solani in Chinese cabbage under seedling nursery and cultivation greenhouses. Symptoms of leaf rot and leaf ring spot were found in three Chinese cabbage cultivars, Brassica campestris subsp. pekinensis, ‘Ryeokgwang’, ‘Daetong’, and ‘CR mat’. In Hwacheon, the disease incidence was 73.8% in the seedling stage of the Chinese cabbage. In Icheon, the symptoms were observed on the upper leaves of the Chinese cabbage cultivar, ‘Norangmini’ with 20.5% of disease incidence. The symptoms appeared as primary lesions consisting of small, circular necrotic ring spots with gray color, 1.4?3.0 mm in diameter, accompanied by secondary rot lesions with large irregular borders of leaves. The color of mycelial mat of 20 isolates was dark brown and light brown. The average hyphal diameter of all the isolates was within 5.01?11.12 ?m. Among the 20 strains isolated from Chinese cabbage, 16 isolates and four isolates anastomosed with the AG-1 (IB and AG-1 (IC, respectively. Twenty isolates tested were only virulent on foliage parts of Chinese cabbage leaves but were avirulent on stem parts of the plants. Based on the mycological characteristics and pathogenicity test on host plants, the fungus was identified as Rhizoctonia solani.

  10. Integrated options for the management of black root rot of strawberry caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn.

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    Asad-Uz-Zaman, Md; Bhuiyan, Mohammad Rejwan; Khan, Mohammad Ashik Iqbal; Alam Bhuiyan, Md Khurshed; Latif, Mohammad Abdul

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    An investigation was made to manage strawberry black root rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani (R. solani) through the integration of Trichoderma harzianum (T. harzianum) isolate STA7, mustard oil cake and Provax 200. A series of preliminary experiments were conducted to select a virulent isolate of R. solani, an effective isolate of T. harzianum, a suitable organic amendment, and a suitable fungicide before setting the experiment for integration. The pathogenicity of the selected four isolates of R. solani was evaluated against strawberry and isolate SR1 was selected as the test pathogen due to its highest virulent (95.47% mortality) characteristics. Among the 20 isolates of T. harzianum, isolate STA7 showed maximum inhibition (71.97%) against the test pathogen (R. solani). Among the fungicides, Provax-200 was found to be more effective at lowest concentration (100 ppm) and highly compatible with Trichoderma isolates STA7. In the case of organic amendments, maximum inhibition (59.66%) of R. solani was obtained through mustard oil cake at the highest concentration (3%), which was significantly superior to other amendments. Minimum percentages of diseased roots were obtained with pathogen (R. solani)+Trichoderma+mustard oil cake+Provax-200 treatment, while the highest was observed with healthy seedlings with a pathogen-inoculated soil. In the case of leaf and fruit rot diseases, significantly lowest infected leaves as well as fruit rot were observed with a pathogen+Trichoderma+mustard oil cake+Provax-200 treatment in comparison with the control. A similar trend of high effectiveness was observed by the integration of Trichoderma, fungicide and organic amendments in controlling root rot and fruit diseases of strawberry. Single application of Trichoderma isolate STA7, Provax 200 or mustard oil cake did not show satisfactory performance in terms of disease-free plants, but when they were applied in combination, the number of healthy plants increased significantly. The result of the current study suggests the superiority of our integrated approach to control the sclerotia forming pathogen R. solani compared to the individual treatment either by an antagonist or by a fungicide or by mustard oil cake. PMID:25595298

  11. Biological control of Rhizoctonia solani in tomatoes with Trichoderma harzianum mutants

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    Jaime, Montealegre; Luis, Valderrama; Soledad, Sánchez; Rodrigo, Herrera; Ximena, Besoain; Luz María, Pérez.

    2010-03-15

    Full Text Available Biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani in tomatoes cultivated under greenhouse and field conditions was analyzed using the Trichoderma harzianum mutants Th650-NG7, Th11A80.1, Th12A40.1, Th12C40.1 and Th12A10.1 and ThF2-1, respectively. Their innocuousness on tomato cultivars 92.95 and Gondola (greenhouse [...] assays), and on cultivar Fortaleza (field assays) was established. Alginate pellets (1.7 g pellets/L soil) containing c.a1 x 10(5) colony forming units (cfu)/g pellet were applied to a soil previously inoculated with R. solani at transplant (greenhouse) or to a naturally infected soil (field). Controls considered parental wild strains, a chemical fungicide and no additions. Th11A 80.1, Th12A10.1 and Th650-NG7 prevented the 100% mortality of tomato plants cv. 92.95 caused by R. solani, and the 40% mortality in tomato plants cv. Gondola (greenhouse assays). Mortality reduction was reflected in canker level lessening and in plant parameters increases (development, fresh and dry weights). A different degree of susceptibility of tomato plants was observed, being Gondola cv. more resistant than 92.95 cv. to infection in a soil previously inoculated with R. solani. Tomato plants of cv. Fortaleza did not show mortality in naturally infected soils (field assays), where the mutant ThF2-1 reduced significantly the canker level caused by R. solani.

  12. Diversity of Rhizoctonia solani associated with pulse crops in different agro-ecological regions of India.

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    Dubey, Sunil C; Tripathi, Aradhika; Upadhyay, Balendu K; Deka, Utpal K

    2014-06-01

    Four hundred seventy Rhizoctonia solani isolates from different leguminous hosts originating from 16 agro-ecological regions of India covering 21 states and 72 districts were collected. The disease incidence caused by R. solani varied from 6.8 to 22.2 % in the areas surveyed. Deccan plateau and central highlands, hot sub-humid ecoregion followed by northern plain and central highlands and hot semi-arid ecoregion showed the highest disease incidence. R. solani isolates were highly variable in growth diameter, number, size and pattern of sclerotia formation as well as hyphal width. The isolates obtained from aerial part of the infected plants showing web blight symptoms produced sclerotia of 1-2 mm in size whereas, the isolates obtained from infected root of the plants showing wet root rot symptoms produced microsclerotia (solani isolates showed anastomosis groups (AGs) were identified among the populations of R. solani associated with the pulse crops. The frequency (25.6 %) of AG3 was the highest followed by AG2-3 (20.9 %) and AG5 (17.4 %). The cropping sequence of rice/sorghum/wheat-chickpea/mungbean/urdbean/cowpea/ricebean influenced the dominance of AG1 (16.3 %). Phylogenetic analysis utilizing ITS-5.8S rDNA gene sequences indicated high level of genetic similarity among isolates representing different AGs, crops and regions. ITS groups did not correspond to the morphological characters. The sequence data from this article has been deposited with NCBI data libraries with JF701707 to JF701795 accession numbers. PMID:24399024

  13. Effects of Meloidogyne spp. and Rhizoctonia solani on the Growth of Grapevine Rootings.

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    Walker, G E

    1997-06-01

    A disease complex involving Meloidogyne incognita and Rhizoctonia solani was associated with stunting of grapevines in a field nursery. Nematode reproduction was occurring on both susceptible and resistant cultivars, and pot experiments were conducted to determine the virulence of this M. incognita population, and of M. javanica and M. hapla populations, to V. vinifera cv. Colombard (susceptible) and to V. champinii cv. Ramsey (regarded locally as highly resistant). The virulence of R. solani isolates obtained from roots of diseased grapevines also was determined both alone and in combination with M. incognita. Ramsey was susceptible to M. incognita (reproduction ratio 9.8 to 18.4 in a shadehouse and heated glasshouse, respectively) but was resistant to M. javanica and M. hapla. Colombard was susceptible to M. incognita (reproduction ratio 24.3 and 41.3, respectively) and M. javanica. Shoot growth was suppressed (by 35%) by M. incognita and, to a lesser extent, by M. hapla. Colombard roots were more severely galled than Ramsey roots by all three species, and nematode reproduction was higher on Colombard. Isolates of R. solani assigned to putative anastomosis groups 2-1 and 4, and an unidentified isolate, colonized and induced rotting of grapevine roots. Ramsey was more susceptible to root rotting than Colombard. Shoot growth was inhibited by up to 15% by several AG 4 isolates and by 20% by the AG 2-1 isolate. AG 4 isolates varied in their virulence. Root rotting was higher when grapevines were inoculated with both M. incognita and R. solani and was highest when nematode inoculation preceded the fungus. Shoot weights were lower when vines were inoculated with the nematode 13 days before the fungus compared with inoculation with both the nematode and the fungus on the same day. It was concluded that both the M. incognita population and some R. solani isolates were virulent against both Colombard and Ramsey, and that measures to prevent spread in nursery stock were therefore important. PMID:19274149

  14. Divergence between sympatric rice- and soybean-infecting populations of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group-1 IA.

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    Bernardes de Assis, Joana; Peyer, Patrik; Rush, Milton C; Zala, Marcello; McDonald, Bruce A; Ceresini, Paulo C

    2008-12-01

    Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-1 IA causes soybean foliar blighting (aerial blight) and rice sheath blight diseases. Although taxonomically related within the AG-1 complex, sister populations of R. solani AG-1 IA infecting Poaceae (rice) and Fabaceae (soybean) are genetically distinct based on internal transcribed spacer rDNA. However, there is currently no information available regarding the extent of genetic differentiation and host specialization between rice- and soybean-infecting populations of R. solani AG-1 IA. We used 10 microsatellite loci to compare sympatric R. solani AG-1 IA populations infecting rice and soybeans in Louisiana and one allopatric rice-infecting population from Texas. None of the 154 multilocus genotypes found among the 223 isolates were shared among the three populations. Partitioning of genetic diversity showed significant differentiation among sympatric populations from different host species (Phi(ST) = 0.39 to 0.41). Historical migration patterns between sympatric rice- and soybean-infecting populations from Louisiana were asymmetrical. Rice- and soybean-derived isolates of R. solani AG-1 IA were able to infect both rice and soybean, but were significantly more aggressive on their host of origin, consistent with host specialization. The soybean-infecting population from Louisiana was more clonal than the sympatric rice-infecting population. Most of the loci in the soybean-infecting populations were out of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE), but the sympatric rice-infecting population from Louisiana was mainly in HWE. All populations presented evidence for a mixed reproductive system. PMID:19000008

  15. Gene expression profiling of the plant pathogenic basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 reveals putative virulence factors

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    Rhizoctonia solani is a ubiquitous basidiomycetous soilborne fungal pathogen causing damping off of seedlings, aerial blights and postharvest diseases. To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis a global approach based on analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) was undertaken. ...

  16. PROTEOMIC AND GENETIC APPROACHES TO IDENTIFYING DEFENSE-RELATED PROTEINS IN RICE CHALLENGED WITH THE FUNGAL PATHOGEN RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI

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    Sheath blight, caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani, is a major disease of rice worldwide, but little is known about the host response to infection. The objective of this study was to identify proteins and DNA markers in resistant and susceptible rice associated with response to infection by R. s...

  17. Rapid Determination of Rice Cultivar Responses to the Sheath Blight Pathogen Rhizoctonia solani Using a Micro-Chamber Screening Method

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    An accurate greenhouse screening method has not previously been developed to identify host response to sheath blight disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn that causes significant economic losses in rice yield worldwide. The unavailability of a robust pathometric screening system in the greenhou...

  18. Reação de cultivares de feijão-caupi à mela (Rhizoctonia solani) em Roraima / Reaction of cowpea cultivars to web blight (Rhizoctonia solani) in Roraima, Brazil

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    Kátia de Lima, Nechet; Bernardo A., Halfeld-Vieira.

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    Full Text Available Em Roraima, uma das principais doenças que incidem na cultura do feijão-caupi (Vigna unguiculata) é a mela causada pelo fungo Thanatephorus cucumeris (anamorfo Rhizoctonia solani). Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a reação a esta doença de dez cultivares de feijão-caupi em área de cerrado em [...] Roraima, em dois anos consecutivos. As cultivares de porte ereto utilizadas foram BRS-Mazagão, IT86D-719, Vita-7 (Epace-1), BR02-Bragança, Pitiúba, e as de porte prostrado, BRS-Amapá, BR03-Tracuateua, BR17-Gurguéia, BR14-Mulato e Canapuzinho. Os ensaios foram instalados em 2005 e 2006, utilizando-se o delineamento experimental em blocos completos casualizados com cinco tratamentos e quatro repetições. Avaliou-se, semanalmente, a porcentagem de área foliar lesionada para a obtenção da área baixo da curva de progresso da doença. Pelos resultados obtidos verificou-se que os genótipos de porte prostrado apresentaram menor severidade do que os de porte ereto, indicando uma relação da arquitetura da planta com a resistência à mela. As cultivares de porte prostrado, BRS-Amapá, BR03-Tracuateua, BR17-Gurguéia, BR14-Mulato e Canapuzinho, e as de porte ereto, BRS-Mazagão, Pitiúba e BR03-Bragança, foram as mais resistentes à mela e podem ser recomendadas para áreas com histórico de incidência da doença. Abstract in english Web blight caused by the fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris (Rhizoctonia solani) is one of most important diseases of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) in the state of Roraima, Brazil. Web blight severity for ten cowpea cultivars was evaluated in Roraima in two consecutive years. The erect cowpea cultivars BRS [...] -Mazagão, IT86D-719, Vita-7 (Epace-1), BR02-Bragança and Pitiúba, as well as the prostrate cultivars BRS-Amapá, BR03-Tracuateua, BR17-Gurguéia, BR14-Mulato and Canapuzinho, were used. The experiment was conducted during 2005 and 2006 in a complete randomized block design with five treatments and four replications. The percentage of diseased foliage was evaluated once a week and the data were used to calculate the area under the disease progress curve. Disease severity was lower on prostrate cultivars indicating a relationship between plant architecture and web blight resistance. The prostrate cultivars, BRS-Amapá, BR03-Tracuateua, BR17-Gurguéia, BR14-Mulato and Canapuzinho, and erect cultivars, BRS-Mazagão, Pitiúba and BR03-Bragança, were more resistant to web blight and can be recommended for planting in areas where the disease is known to occur.

  19. Diversidad genética de aislados de Rhizoctonia solani (Kuhn) de chile en México / Genetic diversity of Rhizoctonia solani isolates (Kuhn) from pepper in Mexico

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    Víctor, Montero-Tavera; Brenda Zulema, Guerrero-Aguilar; José Luis, Anaya-López; Talina Olivia, Martínez-Martínez; Lorenzo, Guevara-Olvera; Mario Martín, González-Chavira.

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    Full Text Available Una de las principales limitantes para la producción de chile son los hongos patógenos causantes de la enfermedad conocida como "marchitez del chile" o "secadera". Esta enfermedad puede ser devastadora cuando las condiciones climáticas son favorables para el patógeno. A pesar de que se han intentado [...] diferentes medios de control (químicos y culturales) ninguno ha tenido éxito. Una alternativa para su control es producir germoplasma resistente, sin embargo para poder establecer un programa de mejoramiento efectivo es necesario conocer la distribución y diversidad genética de los patógenos involucrados, particularmente de Rhizoctonia solani, que por su ubicuidad representa un peligro potencial en todas las zonas productoras. Por ello el objetivo fue caracterizar a R. solani en las zona Centro Norte de México y determinar su diversidad genética. Para cumplir con este objetivo se consideraron los estados de Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Colima, Querétaro y Guanajuato donde en 2009 se colectaron plantas adultas de Chile con síntomas de marchitez, se aisló al hongo y se encontró una incidencia del 33%, encontrándose tanto en tallo como en raíz. Las células miceliales fueron multinucleadas, características de las cepas patogénicas. Las pruebas de anastomosis demostaron la presencia en México de los grupos GA4, GA-2.1, GA-IIB, GA-2IV, GA7, GA11, GA12 y GA13. La diversidad genética de este hongo fue muy alta, de tal manera que las relaciones demostradas por la construcción de dendrogramas no muestran tendencias homogéneas pues los principales grupos formados contienen elementos de todos los estados. Abstract in english One of the major constraints for the production of pepper are pathogenic fungi causing diseases known as "pepper blight" or "damping off". This disease can be devastating when weather conditions are favorable for the pathogen. Although different means of control (chemical and cultural) have benn use [...] d but none has been successful. An alternative to control is to produce resistant germplasm, however in order to establish an effective breeding program is necessary to know the distribution and genetic diversity of the pathogens involved, particularly Rhizoctonia solani, which by its ubiquity represents a potential danger in all producing areas. Thus, the objective was to characterize R. solani in North Central area from Mexico and determine its genetic diversity. To achieve with this goal are considered the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Colima, Queretaro and Guanajuato where in 2009 were collected adult plants of pepper with pepper blight symptoms, the fungus was isolated and found an incidence of 33%, finding it in both stem and root. Mycelial cells were multinucleated, a characteristic from pathogenic strains. The anastomosis testing showed that in Mexico are present the groups GA4, GA-2. 1, GA-IIB, GA-2IV, GA7, GA11, GA12 and GA13. The genetic diversity of this fungus was very high, so that the relationships demonstrated by the construction of dendrogram show no homogeneous trends so as the main groups formed contain elements of all states.

  20. Transcriptional responses of the bacterial antagonist Serratia plymuthica to the fungal phytopathogen Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Neupane, Saraswoti; Finlay, Roger D; Alström, Sadhna; Elfstrand, Malin; Högberg, Nils

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    Rhizobacteria with biocontrol ability exploit a range of mechanisms to compete successfully with other microorganisms and to ensure their growth and survival in the rhizosphere, ultimately promoting plant growth. The rhizobacterium Serratia plymuthica?AS13 is able to promote oilseed rape growth and improve seedling survival in the presence of the fungal pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani?AG 2-1; however, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the antagonism of Serratia is limited. To elucidate possible mechanisms, genome-wide gene expression profiling of S.?plymuthica?AS13 was carried out in the presence or absence of R.?solani. We used RNA sequencing methodology to obtain a comprehensive overview of Serratia gene expression in response to R.?solani. The differential gene expression profiles of S.?plymuthica?AS13 revealed significantly increased expression of genes related to the biosynthesis of the antibiotic pyrrolnitrin (prnABCD), protease production and transporters. The results presented here provide evidence that antibiosis is a major functional mechanism underlying the antagonistic behaviour of S.?plymuthica?AS13. PMID:25139310

  1. [Identification of chemicals in root exudates of potato and their effects on Rhizoctonia solani].

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    Zhang, Wen-ming; Qiu, Hui-zhen; Zhang, Chun-hong; Hai, Long

    2015-03-01

    This study was conducted to identify chemicals in root exudates and their effect on Rhizoctonia solani in potato cropping systems. Root exudates were collected from the fields with 5 years of continuous potato cropping in comparison with rotational cropping of potato and other crops, using in-house made root boxes at the seedling and squaring stages. Chemicals in the root exudates were identified using the GC-MS method. The results showed that glucide concentration was the highest in the root exudates, followed by organic acids. Compared with the rotational cropping, the continuous cropping significantly decreased the glucide content and increased the content of organic acids in the root exudates. The contents of almitic acid in root exudates under continuous cropping was 0.94% at seedling stage and 1.4% at squaring stage, the dibutyl phthalate was 0.15%, whereas under rotational cropping, those values were decreased to 0.15%, 0.2%, and being negligible, respectively. The root exudates promoted the growth of R. solani, especially under continuous potato cropping. The simulation test showed that the palmitic acid and dibutyl phthalate in root exudates could promote the growth of R. solani. PMID:26211070

  2. Use of DAPI for anastomosis group typing of strains of the fungus Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Kulik, M M; Dery, P D

    1995-03-01

    Strains of Rhizoctonia solani, a common soil-borne, pathogenic fungus of plants, are assigned to one of 11 anastomosis groups (AGs) based on the occurrence of imperfect fusions (anastomoses) between hyphae of a non-typed strain and a tester strain of one of the 11 AG's. Imperfect fusion is characterized by the death of one or more cells in each of the hyphae involved in the fusion. Although hyphae from branches of the same strain of R. solani may fuse with each other (self-fusion), cell death does not occur. Cell death is accompanied by nuclear degradation and granulation, or plasmolysis of the cytoplasm, which often is not visible using brightfield microscopy. When the DNA-binding fluorochrome DAPI (4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole) is used and the hyphal fusions viewed under fluorescence microscopy, no nuclei are observed in fused hyphal cells from two strains of the same AG of R. solani. Because DAPI reacts only with living nuclei, lack of staining is presumptive evidence that the fused cells are dead as a result of imperfect fusion. The use of DAPI reduces the time required for making AG determinations compared to standard methods because it eliminates the need to assess cell wall dissolution and cytoplasmic fusion. Also, it is not necessary to trace the hyphae involved in the fusion to their respective origins to ensure that self-fusion has not occurred. PMID:7578595

  3. The population genetic structure of Rhizoctonia solani AG-3PT from potato in the Colombian Andes.

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    Ferrucho, Rosa L; Ceresini, Paulo C; Ramirez-Escobar, Ursula M; McDonald, Bruce A; Cubeta, Marc A; García-Domínguez, Celsa

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    The soilborne fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 (AG-3PT) is a globally important potato pathogen. However, little is known about the population genetic processes affecting field populations of R. solani AG-3PT, especially in the South American Colombian Andes, which is near the center of diversity of the two most common groups of cultivated potato, Solanum tuberosum and S. phureja. We analyzed the genetic structure of 15 populations of R. solani AG-3PT infecting potato in Colombia using 11 simple-sequence repeat (SSR) markers. In total, 288 different multilocus genotypes were identified among 349 fungal isolates. Clonal fractions within field populations were 7 to 33%. RST statistics indicated a very low level of population differentiation overall, consistent with high contemporary gene flow, though moderate differentiation was found for the most distant southern populations. Genotype flow was also detected, with the most common genotype found widely distributed among field populations. All populations showed evidence of a mixed reproductive mode, including both asexual and sexual reproduction, but two populations displayed evidence of inbreeding. PMID:23464900

  4. Genetic structure of populations of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group-1 IA from soybean in Brazil.

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    Ciampi, M B; Meyer, M C; Costa, M J N; Zala, M; McDonald, B A; Ceresini, P C

    2008-08-01

    The Basidiomycete fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-1 IA is a major pathogen of soybean in Brazil, where the average yield losses have reached 30 to 60% in some states in Northern Brazil. No information is currently available concerning levels of genetic diversity and population structure for this pathogen in Brazil. A total of 232 isolates of R. solani AG1 IA were collected from five soybean fields in the most important soybean production areas in central-western, northern, and northeastern Brazil. These isolates were genotyped using 10 microsatellite loci. Most of the multilocus genotypes (MLGTs) were site-specific, with few MLGTs shared among populations. Significant population subdivision was evident. High levels of admixture were observed for populations from Mato Grosso and Tocantins. After removing admixed genotypes, three out of five field populations (Maranhao, Mato Grosso, and Tocantins), were in Hardy-Weinberg (HW) equilibrium, consistent with sexual recombination. HW and gametic disequilibrium were found for the remaining soybean-infecting populations. The findings of low genotypic diversity, departures from HW equilibrium, gametic disequilibrium, and high degree of population subdivision in these R. solani AG-1 IA populations from Brazil are consistent with predominantly asexual reproduction, short-distance dispersal of vegetative propagules (mycelium or sclerotia), and limited long-distance dispersal, possibly via contaminated seed. None of the soybean-infecting populations showed a reduction in population size (bottleneck effect). We detected asymmetric historical migration among the soybean-infecting populations, which could explain the observed levels of subdivision. PMID:18943212

  5. Development of artificial conidia for ecological studies of Rhizoctonia solani in soil.

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    Liu, Tung-Hsen; Lin, Mei-Ju; Ko, Wen-Hsiung

    2011-01-31

    Artificial conidia of Rhizoctonia solani were developed by releasing protoplasts from young mycelia with lytic enzymes and by inducing cell wall formation in stabilizer solution. Conidia produced in this way were spherical with sizes ranging from 10 to 20?m in diameter. Artificial conidia were sensitive to soil fungistasis. Young hyphae originated from artificial conidia were also sensitive to fungistasis and mycolysis in soils. These results demonstrate that the previously reported insensitivity of R. solani to fungistasis and mycolysis in soils is due to special ability of propagules used rather than the inherited nature of the organism. Germination rates of artificial conidia on soils were inversely correlated with the amount of fungicide Flutolanil added. When germination of artificial conidia was used to detect suppressive soils, 3 out of 30 soil samples collected from different parts of Taiwan were suppressive to R. solani and all these suppressive soils were low in pH. Using artificial conidia for assay of fungicide activity in soil and detection of suppressive soils has the advantages of being fast and precise in comparison with relative hyphal growth. However, preparation of artificial conidia at this stage is tedious and time-consuming. PMID:20713193

  6. Identification of Rhizoctonia solani associated with soybean in Brazil by rDNA-ITS sequences

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    Fenille Roseli C.

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to identify isolates of Rhizoctonia solani causing hypocotyl rot and foliar blight in soybean (Glycine max in Brazil by the nucleotide sequences of ITS-5.8S regions of rDNA. The 5.8S rDNA gene sequence (155 bp was highly conserved among all isolates but differences in length and nucleotide sequence of the ITS1 and ITS2 regions were observed between soybean isolates and AG testers. The similarity of the nucleotide sequence among AG-1 IA isolates, causing foliar blight, was 95.1-100% and 98.5-100% in the ITS1 and ITS2 regions, respectively. The nucleotide sequence similarity among subgroups IA, IB and IC ranged from 84.3 to 89% in ITS1 and from 93.3 to 95.6% in ITS2. Nucleotide sequence similarity of 99.1% and 99.3-100% for ITS1 and ITS2, respectively, was observed between AG-4 soybean isolates causing hypocotyl rots and the AG-4 HGI tester. The similarity of the nucleotide sequence of the ITS-5.8S rDNA region confirmed that the R. solani Brazilian isolates causing foliar blight are AG-1 IA and isolates causing hypocotyl rot symptoms are AG-4 HGI. The ITS-5.8S rDNA sequence was not determinant for the identification of the AG-2-2 IIIB R. solani soybean isolate.

  7. Elucidating the role of the phenylacetic acid metabolic complex in the pathogenic activity of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3.

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    Bartz, Faith E; Glassbrook, Norman J; Danehower, David A; Cubeta, Marc A

    2012-01-01

    The soil fungus Rhizoctonia solani produces phytotoxic phenylacetic acid (PAA) and hydroxy (OH-) and methoxy (MeO-) derivatives of PAA. However, limited information is available on the specific role that these compounds play in the development of Rhizoctonia disease symptoms and concentration(s) required to induce a host response. Reports that PAA inhibits the growth of R. solani conflict with the established ability of the fungus to produce and metabolize PAA. Experiments were conducted to clarify the role of the PAA metabolic complex in Rhizoctonia disease. In this study the concentration of PAA and derivatives required to induce tomato root necrosis and stem canker, in the absence of the fungus, and the concentration that inhibits mycelial growth of R. solani were determined. The effect of exogenous PAA and derivatives of PAA on tomato seedling growth also was investigated. Growth of tomato seedlings in medium containing 0.1-7.5 mM PAA and derivatives induced necrosis of up to 85% of root system. Canker development resulted from injection of tomato seedling stems with 7.5 mM PAA, 3-OH-PAA, or 3-MeO-PAA. PAA in the growth medium reduced R. solani biomass, with 50% reduction observed at 7.5 mM. PAA, and derivatives were quantified from the culture medium of 14 isolates of R. solani belonging to three distinct anastomosis groups by GC-MS. The quantities ranged from below the limit of detection to 678 nM, below the concentrations experimentally determined to be phytotoxic. Correlation analyses revealed that isolates of R. solani that produced high PAA and derivatives in vitro also caused high mortality on tomato seedlings. The results of this investigation add to the body of evidence that the PAA metabolic complex is involved in Rhizoctonia disease development but do not indicate that production of these compounds is the primary or the only determinant of pathogenicity. PMID:22466798

  8. Investigating the roles of MicroRNAs in biotic stress response induced by Rhizoctonia solani in rice

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    Syuhada, O. Nurfarahana; Kalaivani, N. [School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-09-03

    Sheath blight disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani 1802/KB was screened on two rice varieties, Oryza sativaindica cultivar MR219 and Oryza sativa indica cultivar UKMRC9. The disease symptom was severe in MR219 compared to UKMRC9. Total RNA from R. solani 1802/KB, infected rice leaves of MR219 and infected rice leaves of UKMRC9 were extracted using TRIzol reagent, purified and sent for small RNA sequencing. Three miRNA libraries were generated and analyzed. The libraries generated 65 805, 78 512 and 81 325 known miRNAs respectively. The structure of miRNA of these samples was predicted. The up-regulated and down-regulated of miRNAs target gene prediction and its target functions were discovered and were mainly related to the growth and development of metabolism, protein transport, transcriptional regulation, stress response, and hormone signaling and electron transfer. Sheath blight-induced differential expression of known miRNAs tends to targetMYB transcription factor, F-box proteins, NBS-LRR, leucine-rich repeat receptor protein kinases and zinc finger proteins. Detecting new miRNAs and measuring the expression profiles of known miRNAs is an important tasks required for a better understanding of various biological conditions. Therefore, further analysis using Gene Ontology Slim will be conducted to deduce some biological information from the datasets obtained.

  9. Investigating the roles of MicroRNAs in biotic stress response induced by Rhizoctonia solani in rice

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    Syuhada, O. Nurfarahana; Kalaivani, N.

    2014-09-01

    Sheath blight disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani 1802/KB was screened on two rice varieties, Oryza sativaindica cultivar MR219 and Oryza sativa indica cultivar UKMRC9. The disease symptom was severe in MR219 compared to UKMRC9. Total RNA from R. solani 1802/KB, infected rice leaves of MR219 and infected rice leaves of UKMRC9 were extracted using TRIzol reagent, purified and sent for small RNA sequencing. Three miRNA libraries were generated and analyzed. The libraries generated 65 805, 78 512 and 81 325 known miRNAs respectively. The structure of miRNA of these samples was predicted. The up-regulated and down-regulated of miRNAs target gene prediction and its target functions were discovered and were mainly related to the growth and development of metabolism, protein transport, transcriptional regulation, stress response, and hormone signaling and electron transfer. Sheath blight-induced differential expression of known miRNAs tends to targetMYB transcription factor, F-box proteins, NBS-LRR, leucine-rich repeat receptor protein kinases and zinc finger proteins. Detecting new miRNAs and measuring the expression profiles of known miRNAs is an important tasks required for a better understanding of various biological conditions. Therefore, further analysis using Gene Ontology Slim will be conducted to deduce some biological information from the datasets obtained.

  10. Investigating the roles of MicroRNAs in biotic stress response induced by Rhizoctonia solani in rice

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    Sheath blight disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani 1802/KB was screened on two rice varieties, Oryza sativaindica cultivar MR219 and Oryza sativa indica cultivar UKMRC9. The disease symptom was severe in MR219 compared to UKMRC9. Total RNA from R. solani 1802/KB, infected rice leaves of MR219 and infected rice leaves of UKMRC9 were extracted using TRIzol reagent, purified and sent for small RNA sequencing. Three miRNA libraries were generated and analyzed. The libraries generated 65 805, 78 512 and 81 325 known miRNAs respectively. The structure of miRNA of these samples was predicted. The up-regulated and down-regulated of miRNAs target gene prediction and its target functions were discovered and were mainly related to the growth and development of metabolism, protein transport, transcriptional regulation, stress response, and hormone signaling and electron transfer. Sheath blight-induced differential expression of known miRNAs tends to targetMYB transcription factor, F-box proteins, NBS-LRR, leucine-rich repeat receptor protein kinases and zinc finger proteins. Detecting new miRNAs and measuring the expression profiles of known miRNAs is an important tasks required for a better understanding of various biological conditions. Therefore, further analysis using Gene Ontology Slim will be conducted to deduce some biological information from the datasets obtained

  11. Fatores envolvidos na supressividade a Rhizoctonia solani em alguns solos tropicais brasileiros

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    F. A. Rodrigues

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em condições de casa de vegetação, na Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, no período de março a agosto de 1995, visando determinar, em sete classes de solo, a supressividade ao fungo Rhizoctonia solani e estudar o possível relacionamento dessa característica com a mineralogia, propriedades físicas e químicas e populações de fungos do solo. Após proceder à inoculação dos solos com R. solani, multiplicada em grãos de sorgo autoclavados, observou-se que o índice de doença em plântulas de soja aumentou em todos eles. Tal índice foi sempre maior na camada de 0-20 cm, associando-se com o maior teor de matéria orgânica, com exceção do Solo Orgânico eutrófico (SOe, o qual apresentou um índice de doença similar nas duas profundidades (0-20 e 20-40 cm. O efeito supressivo a R. solani, observado no material do Plintossolo distrófico (PTd e no Latossolo Vermelho-Escuro álico (LEa, relacionou-se com a textura muito argilosa, com a alta saturação por alumínio e com a vegetação (fase cerrado, mesmo com a ausência de Trichoderma spp. Os materiais do Solo Orgânico eutrófico (SOe, do Latossolo Roxo distrófico (LRd e da Terra Roxa Estruturada eutrófica (TRe apresentaram maior conducividade a R. solani , possivelmente relacionada com o caráter eutrófico e com o teor da matéria orgânica, decorrente do tipo de cobertura vegetal (fase vegetação. O material do Latossolo Vermelho-Escuro álico textura média (LEam e o do Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo álico (LVa mostraram comportamento intermediário. O índice de doença correlacionou-se negativamente com a saturação por alumínio e teor de argila e positivamente com a saturação de bases (V e com o pH. A mineralogia parece não ter influência direta na supressividade ou conducividade dos solos estudados, provavelmente por variar apenas no que se refere às formas de óxidos de ferro.

  12. Genetic diversity of Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 from potato and tobacco in North Carolina.

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    Ceresini, Paulo C; Shew, H David; Vilgalys, Rytas J; Cubeta, Marc A

    2002-01-01

    Anastomosis group 3 (AG-3) of Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph = Thanatephorus cucumeris) is frequently associated with diseases of potato (AG-3 PT) and tobacco (AG-3 TB). Although isolates of R. solani AG-3 from these two Solanaceous hosts are somatically related based on anastomosis reaction and taxonomically related based on fatty acid, isozyme and DNA characters, considerable differences are evident in their biology, ecology, and epidemiology. However, genetic diversity among field populations of R. solani AG-3 PT and TB has not been documented. In this study, the genetic diversity of field populations of R. solani AG-3 PT and AG-3 TB in North Carolina was examined using somatic compatibility and amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) criteria. A sample of 32 isolates from potato and 36 isolates from tobacco were paired in all possible combinations on PDA plus activated charcoal and examined for their resulting somatic interactions. Twenty-eight and eight distinct somatic compatibility groups (SCG) were identified in the AG-3 PT and AG-3 TB samples, respectively. AFLP analyses indicated that each of the 32 AG-3 PT isolates had a distinct AFLP phenotype, whereas 28 AFLP phenotypes were found among the 36 isolates of AG-3 TB. None of the AG-3 PT isolates were somatically compatible or shared a common AFLP phenotype with any AG-3 TB isolate. Clones (i.e., cases where two or more isolates were somatically compatible and shared the same AFLP phenotype) were identified only in the AG-3 TB population. Four clones from tobacco represented 22% of the total population. All eight SCG from tobacco were associated with more than one AFLP phenotype. Compatible somatic interactions between AG-3 PT isolates occurred only between certain isolates from the same field (two isolates in each of four different fields), and when this occurred AFLP phenotypes were similar but not identical. PMID:21156515

  13. Allelopathic Effect of Some Cruciferous Seeds on Rhizoctonia solani kuhn and Gossypium barbadense L.

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    I.M.El-Refai

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Phenolic substances, lipoidal matters and fatty acid contents of some cruciferous powdered seeds, Raphanus sativus L., Brassica oleracea L. var capitata, Sinapis alba L., Brassica nigra Koch, Eruca sativa Mill, Brassica napus L. and Lipidium sativum L., were determined. The results indicated that R. sativus L., B. napus L. and B. oleracea L. var capitata contained higher percentage of phenolic compounds, lipoidal matters and unsaturated fatty acids, respectively, compared to other tested plants. The aqueous and ethanolic extracts of the above seeds were prepared. The alcoholic extract was fractionated with petroleum ether 60-80oC, chloroform and ethyl acetate, respectively. The prepared extracts and fractions were subjected to phytochemical screening and the results indicated the presence of various active constituents. Their allelopathic effect on Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn was tested in vitro. The tested extracts have variable inhibitory effect on R. solani Kuhn. The effect depends on the concentration of the extracts, plant species and the active constituents. Rhizoctania solani infested and non-infested soil sowed with cotton (Gossypium barbadense L seeds were treated with the above powdered seeds. All treatments reduced cotton seed germination, decreased significantly root length but increased seedling shoot height. The results indicated that application of powdered seeds of R. sativus L., E. sativa MILL and S. alba L., to the soil infested with R. solani Kuhn, enhanced the germination percentage of cotton, reduced damping off precentage and improved the growth criteria of the cotton seedlings. Fatty acids composition and mineral contents of the untreated cotton and infested cotton seedlings treated with seed powders were also investigated

  14. Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA of Trichoderma isolates and antagonism against Rhizoctonia solani

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    Larissa Brandão, Góes; Ana Bolena Lima da, Costa; Laurineide Lopes de Carvalho, Freire; Neiva Tinti de, Oliveira.

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    Full Text Available A técnica de RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) foi utilizada para examinar a variabilidade genética em quatorze isolados de Trichoderma além de sua capacidade de antagonizar o fungo fitopatogênico Rhizoctonia solani usando pareamento in vitro, e a possível relação entre perfís de RAPD e agress [...] ividade dos isolados de Trichoderma a R. solani. Foram selecionados sete primers para os ensaios de RAPD, os quais produziram 197 bandas. Os dados foram introduzidos no programa de computador NTSYS (Numerical Taxonomy System, Applied Biostatistics)na forma de uma matrix binária, sendo construída uma matriz de similaridade utilizando-se o coeficiente de similaridade de DICE (SD) e baseado nos valores SD, pelo método de agrupamento UPGMA um dendrograma. Observou-se que o grau de similaridade das amostras que apresentaram melhor desempenho antagônico foi bastante baixo, em torno de 40%. Os resultados demonstraram que a variabilidade entre os isolados de Trichoderma é muito alta. Aparentemente não foi demonstrada nenhuma relação entre o perfil de RAPD obtido e o nível de antagonismo dos isolados de Trichoderma nem agrupamento em função da origem dos isolados ou substrato. Abstract in english Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) procedure was used to examine the genetic variability among fourteen isolates of Trichoderma and their ability to antagonize Rhizoctonia solani using a dual-culture assay for correlation among RAPD products and their hardness to R. solani. Seven oligodeoxynucl [...] eotide primers were selected for the RAPD assays which resulted in 197 bands for 14 isolates of Trichoderma. The data were entered into a binary matrix and a similarity matrix was constructed using DICE similarity (SD) index. A UPGMA cluster based on SD values was generated using NTSYS (Numerical Taxonomy System, Applied Biostatistics) computer program. A mean coefficient of similarity obtained for pairwise comparisons among the most antagonics isolates was around 40%. The results presented here showed that the variability among the isolates of Trichoderma was very high. No relationship was found between the polymorphism showed by the isolates and their hardness, origin and substrata.

  15. Identifikasi dan Kuantifikasi Metabolit Bakteri Pelarut Fosfat dan Pengaruhnya terhadap Aktivitas Rhizoctonia solani pada Tanaman Kedelai

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    Tri Candra Setiawati

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB metabolites are organic acids, phosphomonoesterase enzyme (alkaline phosphatase and antibiotic, which is able to dissolve insoluble phosphate. Phosphate solubilizing bacteria used in this study was expected to suppress Rhizoctonia solani attacks. This experiment was aimed at (1 identifiying and quantifying PSB metabolites, and (2 examining their capability as biocontrol agent for Rhizoctonia solani in vitro and hydroponics soybean. This study was conducted in three stages. The first stage of this study was culturing two PSB isolates (Pseudomonas putida 27.4B and Pseudomonas diminuta in the Pikovskaya medium to analyze their metabolites. The second and third stage of this study was testing the antagonist of two bacteria to suppressed R. solani activity, which was conducted in vitro, and in hydroponics medium soybean as indicator plant. The results showed that P. putida 27.4B and P. diminuta produced organic acids i.e.: citrate, formic, succinic, acetic, propionate, butyrate, and oxalate. The totals of organic acids from each bacterium were 70,3 mg.kg-1 and 61,9 mg.kg-1. Production of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in Pikovskaya medium of P. Putida 27.4B was 11,71 ìg pNP .mL-1.h-1 and P. diminuta was 24,04 ìg pNP.mL-1.h-1. Concentration of this enzyme in soil medium was higher than that in Pikovskaya medium with 26,27 ìg pNP.g-1.h-1 and 39,03 ìg pNP.g-1.h-1 respectively. This study also showed that total concentration of antibiotics (tetracycline, oxitetracycline and penicillin produced by the PSB, were 3,2 ìg.mL-1 (P. putida 27.4B and 10,96 ìg.m1-1 (P. diminuta, respectively. The results from second stage of this study showed that by using in vitro, the reduced growth of R. solani was observed 58,35% with P. putida 27.4B and 41,96% with P. diminuta. In addition, inoculations of PSB in hydroponics medium reduced the fungal pathogenesis from 10,71% to 21,42% of pre and post emergence damping-off. Visually, the symptom of pathogen attack appeared within the period of 2 untill 14 days after infection.

  16. High protection of protein kinase NtPK against the phytopatogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani / La proteína quinasa NtPK confiere alto nivel de protección contra el hongo fitopatógeno Rhizoctonia solani

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    Orlando, Borrás; Osmani, Chacón; Marleny, González; Roxana, Portieles; Ernesto, González; Merardo, Pujol.

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de identificar los genes involucrados en la resistencia y susceptibilidad de la Nicotiana tabacum al hongo fitopatógeno Rhizoctonia solani, se generaron (a través de librerías substractivas) transcriptos que se expresan diferentemente en cada interacción. Ello permitió el aislamiento [...] de un gen que codifica para una proteína quinasa que se silencia durante la interacción de susceptibilidad y se activa durante la resistencia. La expresión de este gen en plantas de tabaco incrementó significativamente su resistencia frente a un aislado agresivo de R. solani. Sin embargo, el silenciamiento del gen redujo drásticamente la resistencia a una cepa no agresiva de R. solani. Además se evaluaron genes como superóxido dismutasa, hsr203j, quitinasas y fenilalanina amonio-liasa relacionados con la resistencia a enfermedades en plantas de tabaco en las que se sobrexpresa o silencia el gen que codifica para la proteína quinasa. Este gen se puede utilizar para el diseño de una estrategia de resistencia a R. solani en cultivos de tabaco u otras plantas de la familia Solanácea, susceptibles a este fitopatógeno. Abstract in english To identify Nicotiana tabacum genes involved in resistance and susceptibility to the phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani, transcripts were generated (by subtractive libraries), which were differentially expressed in each interaction. This enabled isolation of a gene coding for a protein kinase [...] that becomes silent during the susceptibility interaction and is activated during resistance. The expression of this gene in tobacco plants significantly increased resistance against an aggressive isolate of R. solani. However, silencing the gene drastically reduced resistance to a non-aggressive isolate of R. solani. Besides, genes such as: superoxide dismutase, hsr203j, chitinases and phenylalanine ammonia lyase, related with resistance to tobacco plant diseases, in which the gene coding for the protein kinase is overexpressed or silenced, were evaluated. This gene can be used to design a strategy of resistance to R. solani in tobacco cultures or other plants of the Solanaceae family, susceptible to this phytopathogen.

  17. Population Dynamics of Sugar Beets, Rhizoctonia solani, and Laetisaria arvalis: Responses of a Host, Plant Pathogen, and Hyperparasite to Perturbation in the Field †

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    Allen, Michael F; Boosalis, Michael G.; Kerr, Eric D.; Muldoon, Anne E.; Larsen, Harold J.

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    Rhizoctonia solani causes crown rot of sugar beets, a severe disease that has destroyed up to 60% of the plants in a test field in western Nebraska. Laetisaria arvalis, a natural hyperparasite of Rhizoctonia spp., was isolated from fields in western Nebraska. To test for the potential for biological control of R. solani, in November 1980 (following harvest) we applied various combinations of a nematicide (Telone II; Dow Chemical Co.), a nutrition source (sugar beet pulp), and an inoculum of L...

  18. Phylogenetic utility of indels within ribosomal DNA and beta-tubulin sequences from fungi in the Rhizoctonia solani species complex.

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    González, Dolores; Cubeta, Marc A; Vilgalys, Rytas

    2006-08-01

    The genus Rhizoctonia consists of a diverse assemblage of anamorphic fungi frequently associated with plants and soil throughout the world. Some anamorphs are related with teleomorphs (sexual stage) in different taxonomic classes, orders, and families. The fungus may exist as pathogen, saprophyte, or mycorrhizal symbiont and shows extensive variation in characteristics such as geographic location, morphology, host specificity, and pathogenicity. In this study, phylogenetic analyses were performed in the Rhizoctonia solani species complex with individual and combined data sets from three gene partitions (ITS, LSU rDNA, and beta-tubulin). To explore whether indels were a source of phylogenetically informative characters, single-site indels were treated as a new state, while indels greater than one contiguous nucleotide were analyzed by including them as ambiguous data (Coding A); excluding them from the analyses (Coding B), and with three distinct codes: multistate for different sequence (Coding C); multistate for different length (Coding D) and different characters for each distinct sequence (Coding E). Results suggest that indels in noncoding regions contain phylogenetic information and support the fact that the R. solani species complex is not monophyletic. Six clades within R. solani (teleomorph=Thanatephorus) representing distinct anastomosis groups and five clades within binucleate Rhizoctonia (teleomorph=Ceratobasidium) were well supported in all analyses. The data suggest that clades with representatives of R. solani fungi belonging to anastomosis groups 1, 4, 6, and 8 should be recognized as phylogenetic species. PMID:16647865

  19. Identification and functional analysis of AG1-IA specific genes of Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Ghosh, Srayan; Gupta, Santosh Kumar; Jha, Gopaljee

    2014-11-01

    Rhizoctonia solani is an important necrotrophic fungal pathogen which causes disease on diverse plant species. It has been classified into 14 genetically distinct anastomosis groups (AGs), however, very little is known about their genomic diversity. AG1-IA causes sheath blight disease in rice and controlling this disease remains a challenge for sustainable rice cultivation. Recently the draft genome sequences of AG1-IA (rice isolate) and AG1-IB (lettuce isolate) had become publicly available. In this study, using comparative genomics, we report identification of 3,942 R. solani genes that are uniquely present in AG1-IA. Many of these genes encode important biological, molecular functions and exhibit dynamic expression during in-planta growth of the pathogen in rice. Based upon sequence similarity with genes that are required for plant and human/zoonotic diseases, we identified several putative virulence/pathogenicity determinants amongst AG1-IA specific genes. While studying the expression of 19 randomly selected genes, we identified three genes highly up-regulated during in-planta growth. The detailed in silico characterization of these genes and extent of their up-regulation in different rice genotypes, having variable degree of disease susceptibility, suggests their importance in rice-Rhizoctonia interactions. In summary, the present study reports identification, functional characterization of AG1-IA specific genes and predicts important virulence determinants that might enable the pathogen to grow inside hostile plant environment. Further characterization of these genes would shed useful insights about the pathogenicity mechanism of AG1-IA on rice. PMID:25070039

  20. Efectividad in vitro de Bacillus y polifenoles de plantas nativas de México sobre Rhizoctonia-Solani / In vitro effectiveness of Bacillus and polyphenols of native plants from Mexico on Rhizoctonia-Solani

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    Francisco, Castillo-Reyes; Francisco Daniel, Hernández-Castillo; Gabriel, Gallegos-Morales; Alberto, Flores-Olivas; Raúl, Rodríguez-Herrera; Cristóbal N., Aguilar.

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de encontrar alternativas para el manejo de patógenos que provocan enfermedades en el sistema radical de las plantas se evaluó el efecto in vitro de bacterias antagonista del género Bacillus aisladas de la rizosfera y de extractos etanolicos de plantas de las especies Larrea tridenta [...] ta, Flourensia cernua, Opuntia ficus-indica, Agave lechuguilla y Yucca filifera endémicas del desierto Chihuahuense contra el fitopatógeno Rhizoctonia solani. Las bacterias se obtuvieron de la forma esporulada, una suspensión de suelo se calentó 15 min 80 °C para eliminar formas no esporuladas. Los extractos vegetales se obtuvieron por infusión. Como resultado se encontró que las cepas de Bacillus aislados presentan un efecto antagonista in vitro sobre la inhibición micelial de Rhizoctonia solani desde 40 a 67%. La caracterización por secuenciación del gen 16S del ADNr se determinó que los aislamientos pertenecen a las especies de B. subtilis, B. pumilus y a B. atrophaeus, quienes están reportadas con efecto antagónico sobre organismos fitopatógenos. Para el caso de los extractos se encontró un efecto en la inhibición micelial hasta 100% en su mayoría todos los extractos inhibieron el crecimiento del micelio de R. solani al 100% excepto el extracto de Y. filifera que solo tuvo 46% con la dosis más alta evaluada (3 000 ppm). Los extractos de F. cernua muestran que a 160 ppm de polifenoles totales se inhibe completamente a R. solani. Abstract in english In order to find alternatives for pathogen management causing diseases in the root system of plants, was evaluated the in vitro effect of antagonistic bacteria of the genus Bacillus isolated from rhizosphere and from ethanolic extracts of plants species Larrea tridentata, Flourensia cernua, Opuntia [...] ficus-indica, Agave lechuguilla and Yucca filifera, that are endemic from the Chihuahua desert against plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Bacteria were obtained as spore form; a soil suspension was heated for 15 min at 80 °C to remove non-sporulating forms. Plant extracts were obtained by infusion. As a result it was found that strains of Bacillus isolates have an in vitro antagonistic effect on mycelia inhibition of Rhizoctonia solani from 40 to 67%. The characterization 16S rDNA gene sequencing determined that the isolates belong to the species of B. subtilis, B. pumilus and B. atrophaeus, that are reported with antagonistic effect on plant pathogenic organisms. In the case of extracts, an effect on mycelial inhibition of up to 100% was found; most extracts inhibited micelial growth of R. solani at 100% except for Y. filifera extract that only obtained 46% with the highest dose evaluated (3 000 ppm). F. cernua extracts show that at 160 ppm of total polyphenols completely inhibited R. solani.

  1. Identification of signatory secondary metabolites during mycoparasitism of Rhizoctonia solani by Stachybotrys elegans.

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    Chamoun, Rony; Aliferis, Konstantinos A; Jabaji, Suha

    2015-01-01

    Stachybotrys elegans is able to parasitize the fungal plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 following a complex and intimate interaction, which, among others, includes the production of cell wall-degrading enzymes, intracellular colonization, and expression of pathogenic process encoding genes. However, information on the metabolome level is non-existent during mycoparasitism. Here, we performed a direct-infusion mass spectrometry (DIMS) metabolomics analysis using an LTQ Orbitrap analyzer in order to detect changes in the profiles of induced secondary metabolites of both partners during this mycoparasitic interaction 4 and 5 days following its establishment. The diketopiperazine(s) (DKPs) cyclo(S-Pro-S-Leu)/cyclo(S-Pro-S-Ile), ethyl 2-phenylacetate, and 3-nitro-4-hydroxybenzoic acid were detected as the primary response of Rhizoctonia 4 days following dual-culturing with Stachybotrys, whereas only the latter metabolite was up-regulated 1 day later. On the other hand, trichothecenes and atranones were mycoparasite-derived metabolites identified during mycoparasitism 4 and 5 days following dual-culturing. All the above secondary metabolites are known to exhibit bioactivity, including fungitoxicity, and represent key elements that determine the outcome of the interaction being studied. Results could be further exploited in programs for the evaluation of the bioactivity of these metabolites per se or their chemical analogs, and/or genetic engineering programs to obtain more efficient mycoparasite strains with improved efficacy and toxicological profiles. PMID:25972848

  2. Antifungal activity of volatile compounds-producing Pseudomonas P2 strain against Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Elkahoui, Salem; Djébali, Naceur; Yaich, Najeh; Azaiez, Sana; Hammami, Majdi; Essid, Rym; Limam, Ferid

    2015-01-01

    Several volatile organic compounds (VOCs) producing endophyte bacteria were isolated from the leaves of olive trees and tested for their antifungal activity against several pathogenic fungi. An antagonistic strain called P2 showed 97 % of homology with Pseudomonas sp. strains on the basis of its 16S rDNA sequence and biochemical properties. P2 strain drastically inhibited the growth of Rhizoctonia solani mycelia (86 %) at 5 day-post-confrontation (dpc) and strongly reduced fungi infection on potato slices at 10(7) bacteria ml(-1) for 3 and 7 dpc. P2 strain was also positive for protease activity as well as siderophore production. Light microscopy analysis showed that treatment of R. solani mycelia with P2 strain induced thickening of the cell-wall, vesiculation of protoplasm and blockage of fungal hyphae branching. VOCs analysis using GC-MS allowed the detection of two major products with m/z of 93.9910 and 125.9630 corresponding to dimethyl disulfide and dimethyl trisulfide respectively. VOCs-producing P2 strain could be a promising agent in the protection of tuber crops against fungal diseases. PMID:25384611

  3. Application of Fluorescent Pseudomonads in Biological Control of Rhizoctonia solani , Causal Agent of Colza

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    M. Javan Nikkhah

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available   Two hundred fifty seven bacterial isolates were collected from colza root and rhizosphere in Golestan, Mazandaran, Guilan and Tehran provinces. Antagonistic effect of bacterial isolates on Rhizoctonia solani, the causal agent of colza damping off, was studied using dual culture method. The results showed that, 60 isolates had the ability to inhibit the growth of R. solani on PDA medium. On the basis of the biochemical, physiological and morphological tests, isolates P1, P2 and P3 were identified as Pseudomonas fluorescens. Biocontrol mechanism studies showed that isolates produced antibiotics and volatile metabolites prevented the mycelial growth of the fungus. The isolates produced some of antimicrobial metabolites including hydrogen cyanide, protease and siderophore. Isolate P3 was more effective to inhibit the growth of the fungus in-vitro. The effect of isolates on disease reduction in comparison with control was significantly different. None of the isolates were able to prevent disease occurrence completely. Isolates applied as soil treatment had a significantly higher disease control as compared to seed treatment method. Isolate P3 had considerable effect on reduction disease in the greenhouse conditions. All isolates were capable of colonizing canola roots and so increased canola growth in free-causal agent conditions.

  4. ISOLATION AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF EGYPTIAN TRICHODERMA AND ASSESSMENT OF THEIR ANTAGONISTIC POTENTIAL AGAINST RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI

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    Gamal Mohamedin Hassan

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    Full Text Available Morphological and molecular characterization of antagonistic ability of Trichoderma species was studied. Soil dilution plate method was used to isolate trichoderma from rhizosphere of bean, cowpea, cucumber, wheat and faba bean plants. Based on morphological and cultural characteristics, the Trichoderma isolates were identified as T. harzianum (10 isolates, T. koningii (8 isolates, and T. viride (2 isolates. A portion of rDNA, 560-600 bp was amplified from six biocontrol isolates using ITS1 and ITS 4 primers, and was sequenced and aligned against ex-type strain sequences from TrichoBlast and established Trichoderma taxonomy. Molecular phylogenetic analysis were performed based on nucleotide sequences in order to examine these isolates among 15 accession numbers of Trichoderma spp. found in GenBank. The results indicate that the FUE3, FUE5, FUE6, FUE9 and FUE18 Trichoderma isolates are closely related to Trichoderma koningii, while FUE15 isolate is closely related to Trichoderma harzianim .This result was in accordance with the result obtained from morphological and cultural characteristics. Production of volatile inhibitors and mycoparasitism were investigated using in vitro and in vivo tests in dual culture PDA medium and infected soils. The percent inhibitory effect against growth of Rhizoctonia solani was calculated, T. koningii FUE3 showed the greatest antagonistic effect to the pathogen (57.77% in vitro experiment whereas T. koningii FUE6 and FUE18 were gave the highest reduction 96% of disease incidence caused by R. solani in greenhouse conditions.

  5. Entomotoxic effects of fungal lectin from Rhizoctonia solani towards Spodoptera littoralis.

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    Hamshou, M; Van Damme, E J M; Smagghe, G

    2010-01-01

    The effects of the Rhizoctonia solani lectin (RSA) on the growth, development and survival of an economically important caterpillar in agriculture and horticulture, the cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis were studied. The high lectin concentration present in the sclerotes of the soil pathogen R. solani allowed the purification of large amounts of the pure lectin for feeding experiments with cotton leafworm. Rearing of insects on a diet containing different concentrations of RSA exerted a strong effect on the larval weight gain. This effect was visible at the lowest concentration of 0.1 % RSA at day 8 and day 11. Interestingly with 1 % RSA, there was a dramatic reduction in larval weight of 89 % at the end of L6 which was followed by a high mortality rate of 82 % in the treated larvae. Furthermore, the other developmental stages of pupation and adult formation were also affected. In addition, the data demonstrated that the combination of RSA with Bt toxin yielded synergistic effects. For instance, 0.03 % RSA+0.005 % Bt toxin caused reduced growth rate and higher mortalities. These findings suggest that RSA is an interesting tool that can be used for bioengineering insect resistance in important agronomical crops. PMID:20965059

  6. Mechanism for mercury tolerance in fungi. [Aspergillus niger; Rhizoctonia solani; Pythium ultimum

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    Ashworth, L.J. Jr.; Amin, J.V.

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    Aspergillus niger was protected from mercury (Hg) poisoning by sulfhydryl (SH) compounds (glutathione and cysteine) in culture experiments, whereas Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium ultimum were not protected. Two- to 30-day-old mycelium of A. niger was found to be more tolerant to Hg than either younger or older mycelia. Mycelia of the other fungi were sensitive regardless of age. Mercury tolerance of A. niger mycelium was altered when sulfur nutrition was modified; it was greater after growth on a substrate containing reduced sulfur than after growth on one containing sulfate. The Hg tolerance of A. niger mycelium appears to be due to a pool of intracellular SH that is free of protein and that protects enzyme systems by forming complexes with Hg as it is taken up by the thallus. Potato-dextrose broth-grown mats of A. niger contained about 100 ..mu..g of SH/g of dry mycelia after 36 hr and after 5 days. R.. solani had about 9 ..mu..g of SH/g of mycelia after 5 days; a measurable amount was not recovered from P. ultimum. 20 references, 1 figure, 2 tables.

  7. Differentiation of Three Homogeneous Groups of Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 4 by Analysis of Fatty Acids.

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    Johnk, J S; Jones, R K

    2001-09-01

    ABSTRACT Profiles of fatty acids from 70 isolates of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-4 clustered into three groups, corresponding to homogeneous group (HG)-I, HG-II, and a newly described HG-III. Isolates from Georgia peanuts exhibiting limb rot were characterized as gas chromatography (GC) subgroup 1 (GC-1) and contained HG-I isolates. Isolates from diseased soybean hypocotyls grown in North Dakota and sugar beet seedlings, taproots, and tare soil in Minnesota and North Dakota were characterized as GC subgroup 2 (GC-2) and contained predominantly HG-II isolates but also included three distinct isolates based on fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analysis and morphological features. Selected isolates from North Carolina cucumbers clustered into three distinct groups that corresponded to HG-I, HG-II, and the newly described HG-III. Distinct isolates from the soybean and sugar beet populations clustered with HG-III. Fatty acid profiles of AG-4 were compared with FAME library profiles of AG-1, AG-2 type 2, and AG-3, which were developed in previous studies and were sufficiently different that they could be used to support speciation of this group from R. solani. It is suggested that binomial R. practicola may be appropriate for the portion of AG-4 identified as HG-II. PMID:18944227

  8. Genetic structure of populations of Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 on potato in eastern North Carolina.

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    Ceresini, Paulo C; Shew, H David; Vilgalys, Rytas J; Rosewich, U Liane; Cubeta, Marc A

    2002-01-01

    A polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method was developed to identify and differentiate genotypes of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 subgroup PT (AG-3 PT), a fungal pathogen of potato. Polymorphic co-dominant single-locus PCR-RFLP markers were identified after sequencing of clones from a genomic library and digestion with restriction enzymes. Multilocus genotypes were determined by a combination of PCR product and digestion with a specific restriction enzyme for each of seven loci. A sample of 104 isolates from one commercial field in each of five counties in eastern North Carolina was analyzed, and evidence for high levels of gene flow between populations was revealed. When data were clone-corrected and samples pooled into one single North Carolina population, random associations of alleles were found for all loci or pairs of loci, indicating random mating. However, when all genotypes were analyzed, the observed genotypic diversity deviated from panmixia and alleles within and between loci were not randomly associated. These findings support a model of population structure for R. solani AG-3 PT on potato that includes both recombination and clonality. PMID:21156516

  9. Virulence and molecular characterization of Costa Rican isolates of Rhizoctonia solani from common bean

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    Floribeth, Mora-Umaña; Natalia, Barboza; Ricardo, Alvarado; Marcela, Vásquez; Graciela, Godoy-Lutz; James R., Steadman; Pilar, Ramírez.

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    Full Text Available Web blight is one of the main diseases that affects bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultivation. It infects diverse organs at any growth stage of the plant and can be present at different altitudes in a humid tropical climate. The causal agent of this disease is Thanatephorus cucumeris in its sexual stage [...] and Rhizoctonia solani in the anamorph. The objective of this investigation was to characterize molecular isolates of R. solani obtained from bean plants from diverse production regions in Costa Rica and determine their virulence. Fifty-one samples of symptomatic bean plants were collected using a global positioning system. Virulence was evaluated using the detached leaf technique. Isolates were identified using AG 1-IA, AG 1-IB, AG 1-IC, AG 1-ID, AG 2-2, AG 2-2IIIB, AG 2-2IV and AG 4 molecular markers. ITS sequences were obtained and analyzed with BLAST, aligned, and a phylogenetic tree was constructed. A high degree of virulence and genetic variability between isolates was identified and the anastomosis subgroups of isolates were independent of their geographical origin.

  10. Effect of Potassium Damping-off (Pythium sp and Rhizoctonia solani) and Cold Tolerance on Tobacco Seedlings

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    Effect of Potassium on damping off tobacco caused by Pythium sp and Rhizoctonia solani were investigated by giving 10, 20, 30 kg/da (5, 10, 15 ppm) K2SO4 as K2O base and pathogen inoculum at the same time at green house experiments. Potassium application did not present disease development at all three rates, but at the rate of 20 kg/da K2O there were a slight seedling cover of 13,75% and 3,75% for Pythium sp. and R.solani especially. Potassium at the rate of 10 kg/da prevented cold shock of...

  11. Molecular characterization of Rhizoctonia solani AG4 using PCR-RFLP of the rDNA-ITS region

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    KILIÇO?LU, Melike ÇEB?; ÖZKOÇ, ?brahim

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    Rhizoctonia solani isolates obtained from common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) were included in an AG4 anastomosis group in accordance with hyphal anastomosis. In the subgrouping of AG4 isolates, PCR-RFLP patterns in the rDNA-ITS were used. After obtaining the genomic DNA belonging to R. solani AG4, an approximately 700 bp amplification product of the ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 region was obtained with PCR, using ITS1 and ITS4 universal primers. The PCR products were digested with MseI, HincII, AvaII, an...

  12. Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci in the rice- and maize-infecting fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 1 IA.

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    Zala, M; McDonald, B A; DE Assis, J Bernardes; Ciampi, M B; Storari, M; Peyer, P; Ceresini, P C

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    Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized from the rice- and maize-infecting Basidiomycete fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group AG-1 IA. All loci were polymorphic in two populations from Louisiana in USA and Venezuela. The total number of alleles per locus ranged from four to eight. All 10 loci were also useful for genotyping soybean-infecting R. solani AG-1 isolates from Brazil and USA. One locus, TC06, amplified across two other AG groups representing different species, showing species-specific repeat length polymorphism. This marker suite will be used to determine the global population structure of this important pathogenic fungus. PMID:21585871

  13. Comparison of different methods for total RNA extraction from sclerotia of Rhizoctonia solani

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    Canwei, Shu; Si, Sun; Jieling, Chen; Jianyi, Chen; Erxun, Zhou.

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    Full Text Available Background Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris) is one of the most important pathogens of rice (Oryza sativa L.) that causes severe yield losses in all rice-growing regions. Sclerotia, formed from the aggregation of hyphae, are important structures in the life cycles of R. solani [...] and contain a large quantity of polysaccharides, lipids, proteins and pigments. In order to extract high-quality total RNA from the sclerotia of R. solani, five methods, including E.Z.N.A.™ Fungal RNA Kit, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-sodium borate, SDS-polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), guanidinium thiocyanate (GTC) and modified Trizol, were compared in this study. Results The electrophoresis results showed that it failed to extract total RNA from the sclerotia using modified Trizol method, whereas it could extract total RNA from the sclerotia using other four methods. Further experiments confirmed that the total RNA extracted using SDS-sodium borate, SDS-PVP and E.Z.N.A.™ Fungal RNA Kit methods could be used for RT-PCR of the specific amplification of GAPDH gene fragments, and that extracted using GTC method did not fulfill the requirement for above-mentioned RT-PCR experiment. Conclusion It is concluded that SDS-sodium borate and SDS-PVP methods were the better ones for the extraction of high-quality total RNA that could be used for future gene cloning and expression studies, whereas E.Z.N.A.™ Fungal RNA Kit was not taken into consideration when deal with a large quantity of samples because it is expensive and relatively low yield.

  14. UP-PCR cross blot hybridization as a tool for identification of anastomosis groups in the Rhizoctonia solani complex.

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    Lübeck, M; Poulsen, H

    2001-07-10

    A universally primed (UP)-PCR cross hybridization assay was developed for rapid identification of isolates of Rhizoctonia solani into the correct anastomosis group (AG). Twenty-one AG tester isolates belonging to 11 AGs of R. solani were amplified with a single UP primer which generated multiple PCR fragments for each isolate. The amplified products were spotted onto a filter, immobilized and used for cross hybridization against amplification products from the different isolates. Isolates within AG subgroups cross hybridize strongly, whereas between different AGs little or no cross hybridization occurs. Sixteen Rhizoctonia isolates from diseased sugar beets and potatoes were identified using the assay. The results were supported by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 region of the nuclear encoded ribosomal DNA. Through standardization and use of quick non-radioactive labeling techniques, the UP-PCR cross hybridization assay has potential for routine use by modern DNA chip technology. PMID:11445172

  15. Phylogeography of the Solanaceae-infecting Basidiomycota fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 based on sequence analysis of two nuclear DNA loci

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    Vilgalys Rytas J; James Timothy Y; Shew H David; Ceresini Paulo C; Cubeta Marc A

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    Abstract Background The soil fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 (AG-3) is an important pathogen of cultivated plants in the family Solanaceae. Isolates of R. solani AG-3 are taxonomically related based on the composition of cellular fatty acids, phylogenetic analysis of nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) and beta-tubulin gene sequences, and somatic hyphal interactions. Despite the close genetic relationship among isolates of R. solani AG-3, field populations from potato and tobacco exhib...

  16. Molecular detection of antibiotic related genes from Pseudomonas aeruginosa FP6, an antagonist towards Rhizoctonia solani and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

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    Bakthavatchalu, Sasirekha; Shivakumar, Srividya; SULLIA, Shankar Bhat

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    Despite the importance of antibiosis in biological control, little is known about the genes involved in antifungal activity. Therefore, the present study was aimed at identifying the location of the antagonistic gene(s) in Pseudomonas aeruginosa FP6 towards Rhizoctonia solani and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides using a PCR-based approach. A new bacterial strain, designated as FP6, was isolated from rhizospheric soil and identified as a member of Pseudomonas aeruginosa based on 16S rRNA analysi...

  17. The impact of the pathogen Rhizoctonia solani and its beneficial counterpart Bacillus amyloliquefaciens on the indigenous lettuce microbiome

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    Erlacher, Armin; Cardinale, Massimiliano; Grosch, Rita; Grube, Martin; Berg, Gabriele

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    Lettuce belongs to the most commonly raw eaten food worldwide and its microbiome plays an important role for both human and plant health. Yet, little is known about the impact of potentially occurring pathogens and beneficial inoculants of the indigenous microorganisms associated with lettuce. To address this question we studied the impact of the phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani and the biological control agent Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 on the indigenous rhizosphere and phyllo...

  18. Induction of systemic resistance in rice by leaf extracts of Zizyphus jujuba and Ipomoea carnea against Rhizoctonia solani

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    Kagale, Sateesh; Marimuthu, Thambiayya; Kagale, Jayashree; Thayumanavan, Balsamy; Samiyappan, Ramasamy

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    Plants accumulate a great diversity of natural products, many of which confer protective effects against phytopathogenic attack. Earlier we had demonstrated that the leaf extracts of Zizyphus jujuba and Ipomoea carnea inhibit the in vitro mycelial growth of Rhizoctonia solani, and effectively reduce the incidence of sheath blight disease in rice.7 Here we demonstrate that foliar application of the aqueous leaf extracts of Z. jujuba and I. carnea followed by challenge inoculation with R. solan...

  19. Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas simiae Strain 2-36, an In Vitro Antagonist of Rhizoctonia solani and Gaeumannomyces graminis

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    Adam, Zaky; Qing CHEN; Xu, Renlin; Diange, Adolf E.; Bromfield, Eden S. P.; Tambong, James Tabi

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    Pseudomonas simiae 2-36, isolated from a field plot under long-term mineral fertilization, exhibited strong in vitro antagonistic activities against Rhizoctonia solani and Gaeumannomyces graminis. We report here the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas simiae 2-36, consisting of 6.4 Mbp with a 60.25% G+C content and 5,790 predicted protein-coding sequences.

  20. Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas simiae Strain 2-36, an In Vitro Antagonist of Rhizoctonia solani and Gaeumannomyces graminis.

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    Adam, Zaky; Chen, Qing; Xu, Renlin; Diange, Adolf E; Bromfield, Eden S P; Tambong, James Tabi

    2015-01-01

    Pseudomonas simiae 2-36, isolated from a field plot under long-term mineral fertilization, exhibited strong in vitro antagonistic activities against Rhizoctonia solani and Gaeumannomyces graminis. We report here the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas simiae 2-36, consisting of 6.4 Mbp with a 60.25% G+C content and 5,790 predicted protein-coding sequences. PMID:25657286

  1. Divergence between sympatric rice- and maize-infecting populations of Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA from Latin America

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    González-Vera, A D; Bernardes-de-Assis, J; Zala, M; McDonald, B.A.; Correa-Victoria, F; Graterol-Matute, E J; Ceresini, P.C.

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    ABSTRACT The basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-1 IA is a major pathogen in Latin America causing sheath blight (SB) of rice. Particularly in Venezuela, the fungus also causes banded leaf and sheath blight (BLSB) on maize, which is considered an emerging disease problem where maize replaced traditional rice-cropping areas or is now planted in adjacent fields. Our goals in this study were to elucidate (i) the effects of host specialization on gene flow between sym...

  2. Effect of organic matter on soil inoculum potential and soil suppressiveness to Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici and Rhizoctonia solani

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    Fayolle, Leon; Alabouvette, Claude; Bodet, J.M.; Steinberg, Christian

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    It is widely recognized that organic amendments may reduce crop losses caused by soil borne plant pathogens. Most of the studies conducted so far were related to short term effects observed in vegetable cropping systems. The long term effects of compost or manure amendments in field cropping systems has been investigated in Australia and, concerning Rhizoctonia solani diseases on wheat, inconsistent results were reported. Two large field experiments were set up in 1996, at Le Rheu and la Jail...

  3. Dried powders of velvetbean and pine bark added to soil reduce Rhizoctonia solani-induced disease on soybean / Pós secos de mucuna e casca de pinus adicionados ao solo reduzem a doença causada por Rhizoctonia solani em soja

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    Luiz E. B., Blum; Rodrígo, Rodríguez-Kábana.

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    Full Text Available As doenças em soja (Glycine max) causadas por Rhizoctonia solani são um sério problema ao redor do mundo. A incorporação ao solo de resíduos orgânicos é uma alternativa para o controle destas doenças. Neste estudo, benzaldeido e pós-secos de kudzu (Pueraria lobata), mucuna (Mucuna deeringiana) e cas [...] ca de pinus (Pinus spp.) foram usados com o objetivo de melhorar o crescimento de plantas de soja e de diminuir a doença causada por R. solani (AG-4). Benzaldehyde (0,1-0,4 mL/kg de solo) e mucuna (25-100 g/kg) reduziram significativamente (P Abstract in english Diseases induced by Rhizoctonia solani, like damping-off and root and stem rot on soybean (Glycine max), are a serious problem around the world. The addition of some organic material to soil is an alternative control for these diseases. In this study, benzaldehyde and dried powders of kudzu (Puerari [...] a lobata), velvetbean or mucuna (Mucuna deeringiana), and pine bark (Pinus spp.) were used in an attempt to improve soybean plant growth and to reduce the disease R. solani (AG-4) causes on soybean. Benzaldehyde (0.1-0.4 mL/kg of soil) and velvetbean (25-100 g/kg) significantly (P

  4. Resistência física de bainhas de plantas de arroz supridas com silício e infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani Physical resistance of leaf sheaths of rice plants supplied with silicon and infected by Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou associar a deposição de silício (Si nas bainhas de plantas de arroz ao aumento da resistência física à infecção por Rhizoctonia solani. Plantas das cultivares suscetíveis BR-Irga 409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva contendo (+Si ou não (-Si Si. A concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas supridas com Si e inoculadas com R. solani aumentou significativamente em relação às plantas não supridas com Si reduzindo o comprimento relativo da lesão às 96 horas após inoculação (hai. Houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos -Si e +Si quanto à força necessária para uma agulha metálica atravessar as bainhas às 48 e 72 hai. A maior resistência física às 24 hai deve-se ao fato de que R. solani estava crescendo sobre o tecido sem destruí-lo, o que pôde ser comprovado pela ausência de sintomas. Após esse período, a resistência diminuiu devido ao rápido crescimento de R. solani. Entretanto, nas bainhas de plantas supridas com Si, a força necessária para a agulha penetrar foi maior às 48 e 72 hai. A resistência das bainhas de plantas supridas com Si à infecção por R. solani pode ser explicada, em parte, pela maior resistência física decorrente da deposição desse elemento.This study aimed to associate the silicon (Si deposition on sheaths of rice plants with an increase in physical resistance against infection by Rhizoctonia solani. Plants from the susceptible cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle were grown in nutrient solution containing (+Si or not (-Si Si. Si concentration on sheaths of plants supplied with Si and inoculated with R. solani significantly increased compared to plants non-supplied with Si, reducing the relative lesion length at 96 hours after inoculation (hai. There were significant differences between -Si and +Si treatments for the force required of a metal needle to pass through the sheaths at 48 and 72 hai. The greater physical resistance at 24 hai was due to the fact that R. solani was growing on sheath tissue without destroying it, which could be proved by the absence of symptoms. After this period, the resistance decreased due to the rapid R. solani growth. However, on sheaths of plants supplied with Si, the force required for the needle to penetrate was higher at 48 and 72 hai. The sheath resistance of plants supplied with Si to infection by R. solani can be explained partly by the greater physical resistance due to Si deposition.

  5. Resistência física de bainhas de plantas de arroz supridas com silício e infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani / Physical resistance of leaf sheaths of rice plants supplied with silicon and infected by Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel Augusto, Schurt; Fabrício Ávila, Rodrigues; Ricardo Dutra, Reis; Wiler Ribas, Moreira; Naiara Fernandes Abreu, Souza; Washington Azevedo, Silva.

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou associar a deposição de silício (Si) nas bainhas de plantas de arroz ao aumento da resistência física à infecção por Rhizoctonia solani. Plantas das cultivares suscetíveis BR-Irga 409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva contendo (+Si) ou não (-Si) Si. A concentraç [...] ão de Si nas bainhas das plantas supridas com Si e inoculadas com R. solani aumentou significativamente em relação às plantas não supridas com Si reduzindo o comprimento relativo da lesão às 96 horas após inoculação (hai). Houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos -Si e +Si quanto à força necessária para uma agulha metálica atravessar as bainhas às 48 e 72 hai. A maior resistência física às 24 hai deve-se ao fato de que R. solani estava crescendo sobre o tecido sem destruí-lo, o que pôde ser comprovado pela ausência de sintomas. Após esse período, a resistência diminuiu devido ao rápido crescimento de R. solani. Entretanto, nas bainhas de plantas supridas com Si, a força necessária para a agulha penetrar foi maior às 48 e 72 hai. A resistência das bainhas de plantas supridas com Si à infecção por R. solani pode ser explicada, em parte, pela maior resistência física decorrente da deposição desse elemento. Abstract in english This study aimed to associate the silicon (Si) deposition on sheaths of rice plants with an increase in physical resistance against infection by Rhizoctonia solani. Plants from the susceptible cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle were grown in nutrient solution containing (+Si) or not (-Si) Si. Si conc [...] entration on sheaths of plants supplied with Si and inoculated with R. solani significantly increased compared to plants non-supplied with Si, reducing the relative lesion length at 96 hours after inoculation (hai). There were significant differences between -Si and +Si treatments for the force required of a metal needle to pass through the sheaths at 48 and 72 hai. The greater physical resistance at 24 hai was due to the fact that R. solani was growing on sheath tissue without destroying it, which could be proved by the absence of symptoms. After this period, the resistance decreased due to the rapid R. solani growth. However, on sheaths of plants supplied with Si, the force required for the needle to penetrate was higher at 48 and 72 hai. The sheath resistance of plants supplied with Si to infection by R. solani can be explained partly by the greater physical resistance due to Si deposition.

  6. Pectic zymogram variation and pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 to bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) isolates in Isfahn, Iran.

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    Balali, G R; Kowsari, M

    2004-10-01

    Rhizoctonia disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani is one of the most important fungal diseases in bean fields in Isfahan, Iran. Bean plants showing stem and root cankers were collected and Rhizoctonia-like fungi obtained from the samples were identified by anastomosis. Pure cultures of bean isolates of R. solani were identified as AG-4. There were also AG-4 isolates from tomato, potato, cucumber, alfalfa and sugar beet in the areas sampled. A total of 163 isolates of R. solani AG-4 originating from stem and root cankers of beans were examined using pectic zymogram electrophoresis. Polygalacturonase (PG) and pectin estrase isozymes were observed in all AG-4 isolates tested. One (PG) and one pectic esterase (PE) band was found in common between all isolates examined. The electrophoretic patterns were grouped into seven zymogram groups (ZGs) according to the diagnostic PG and PE bands. One ZG occurred in a high frequency throughout the areas sampled. A pathogenicity test was conducted and representative isolates of each ZG were used to inoculate healthy bean plants. The results showed that each ZG caused different symptoms with varying severity. Isolates belonging to two ZGs were highly pathogenic causing root, stem and hypocotyl cankers whereas isolates of the other ZGs produced weak or no symptoms. PMID:15645177

  7. Fungal antagonists of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani: selection, control efficacy and influence on the indigenous microbial community.

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    Grosch, Rita; Scherwinski, Katja; Lottmann, Jana; Berg, Gabriele

    2006-12-01

    A broad spectrum of fungal antagonists was evaluated as potential biocontrol agents (BCAs) against the soil-borne pathogen Rhizoctonia solani using a new combination of in vitro and in vivo assays. The in vitro characterisation of diverse parameters including the ability to parasitise mycelium and to inhibit the germination of Rhizoctonia sclerotia at different temperatures resulted in the selection of six potential fungal antagonists. These were genotypically characterised by their BOX-PCR fingerprints, and identified as Trichoderma reesei and T. viride by partial 18S rDNA sequencing. When potato sprouts were treated with Trichoderma, all isolates significantly reduced the incidence of Rhizoctonia symptoms. Evaluated under growth chamber conditions, the selected Trichoderma isolates either partly or completely controlled the dry mass loss of lettuce caused by R. solani. Furthermore, the antagonistic Trichoderma strains were active under field conditions. To analyse the effect of Trichoderma treatment on indigenous root-associated microbial communities, we performed a DNA-dependent SSCP (Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism) analysis of 16S rDNA/ITS sequences. In this first assessment study for Trichoderma it was shown that the pathogen and the vegetation time had much more influence on the composition of the microbiota than the BCA treatment. After evaluation of all results, three Trichoderma strains originally isolated from Rhizoctonia sclerotia were selected as promising BCAs. PMID:17127047

  8. Genome sequencing and comparative genomics of the broad host-range pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG8.

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    Hane, James K; Anderson, Jonathan P; Williams, Angela H; Sperschneider, Jana; Singh, Karam B

    2014-05-01

    Rhizoctonia solani is a soil-borne basidiomycete fungus with a necrotrophic lifestyle which is classified into fourteen reproductively incompatible anastomosis groups (AGs). One of these, AG8, is a devastating pathogen causing bare patch of cereals, brassicas and legumes. R. solani is a multinucleate heterokaryon containing significant heterozygosity within a single cell. This complexity posed significant challenges for the assembly of its genome. We present a high quality genome assembly of R. solani AG8 and a manually curated set of 13,964 genes supported by RNA-seq. The AG8 genome assembly used novel methods to produce a haploid representation of its heterokaryotic state. The whole-genomes of AG8, the rice pathogen AG1-IA and the potato pathogen AG3 were observed to be syntenic and co-linear. Genes and functions putatively relevant to pathogenicity were highlighted by comparing AG8 to known pathogenicity genes, orthology databases spanning 197 phytopathogenic taxa and AG1-IA. We also observed SNP-level "hypermutation" of CpG dinucleotides to TpG between AG8 nuclei, with similarities to repeat-induced point mutation (RIP). Interestingly, gene-coding regions were widely affected along with repetitive DNA, which has not been previously observed for RIP in mononuclear fungi of the Pezizomycotina. The rate of heterozygous SNP mutations within this single isolate of AG8 was observed to be higher than SNP mutation rates observed across populations of most fungal species compared. Comparative analyses were combined to predict biological processes relevant to AG8 and 308 proteins with effector-like characteristics, forming a valuable resource for further study of this pathosystem. Predicted effector-like proteins had elevated levels of non-synonymous point mutations relative to synonymous mutations (dN/dS), suggesting that they may be under diversifying selection pressures. In addition, the distant relationship to sequenced necrotrophs of the Ascomycota suggests the R. solani genome sequence may prove to be a useful resource in future comparative analysis of plant pathogens. PMID:24810276

  9. A One-Step, Immunochromatographic Lateral Flow Device Specific to Rhizoctonia solani and Certain Related Species, and Its Use to Detect and Quantify R. solani in Soil.

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    Thornton, Christopher R; Groenhof, Andrew C; Forrest, Robert; Lamotte, Richard

    2004-03-01

    ABSTRACT A murine hybridoma cell line GD2 secreting an immunoglobulin (Ig)M monoclonal antibody (MAb) was produced against surface antigens from an anastomosis group (AG) 4 isolate of Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris). Ascites were produced in mice using GD2 hybridoma cells and used to develop a rapid immunochromatographic lateral flow device (LFD) for the detection of antigens from R. solani and certain related Rhizoctonia spp. The LFD was tested for specificity against surface antigens from related and unrelated soil fungi. Antigens from representative isolates of R. solani AGs 1, 2-1, 2-3, 2-t, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and BI gave a positive response in LFD tests, as did antigens from Thanatephorus orchidicola, T. praticola, R. fragariae (teleomorph: Ceratorhiza fragariae), Ceratorhiza goodyerae-repentis, Ceratobasidium cornigerum, and binucleate AGE. Antigens from R. solani AGs 2-2, 2-2IIIB, and 2-2IV and from the related fungi R. carotae, R. cerealis (teleomorph: Ceratobasium cereale), R. crocorum (teleomorph: Helicobasidium brebissonii), R. oryzae (teleomorph Waitea circinata), and R. zeae gave negative responses, as did antigens from a range of unrelated fungi and oomycetes including Fusarium, Gliocladium, Trichoderma, Pythium, and Phytophthora spp. The usefulness of the LFD to detect R. solani was demonstrated in soils naturally infested with R. solani AG3. There was close agreement between results of LFD tests and conventional plate enrichment tests employing selective medium. The specificity of the technique was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction PCR using R. solani AG3-specific primers and by analyses based on sequences of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS)1-5.8S-ITS2 rRNA-encoding regions of unrelated fungi recovered from soil samples. The LFD was used to quantify R. solani AG4 in artificially infested soil samples (chopped potato soil inoculum). Estimates of CFU per gram of soil were derived using a most-probable number technique, which was based on the presence or absence of a detectable signal in the LFD. Estimates of CFU obtained in LFD tests and those obtained in a plate-trapped antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay incorporating MAb GD2 were identical (449 CFU g(-1) of soil). PMID:18943976

  10. Identification of Rhizoctonia solani isolates from sugar beet roots by analyzing the ITS region of ribosomal DNA

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani (Kühn is one of the most important sugar beet pathogens Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis groups (AGs 2-2 and 4 are proven to be the most common pathogenic strains on sugar beet. AG 2-2 (intraspecific groups IIIB and IV can cause root and crown rot while damping-off of seedlings is most frequently attributed to AG 4. Four isolates of R. solani from sugar beet roots showing characteristic crown and root rot symptoms, collected from different localities in Vojvodina Province, were chosen and compared to the well-characterized R. solani isolate R9, AG 2-2 IV, from the USA. All Vojvodinian isolates showed medium level of pathogenicity and were able to cause crown and root rot symptoms on inoculated sugar beet roots. Based on anastomosis reaction, isolates from Vojvodina did not belong to the AG 2-2 group. Sequencing of the ITS (internal transcribed spacer region of ribosomal DNA was performed on the Vojvodinian isolates from R9 in order to determine their relatedness. Sequence analysis showed that these isolates were different than R9 and were closely related (99-100% sequence homology to anastomosis group 4, subgroup HG II.

  11. First Report of Web Blight of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-1-IB in Korea.

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    Aktaruzzaman, Md; Kim, Joon-Young; Afroz, Tania; Kim, Byung-Sup

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    Herein, we report the first occurrence of web blight of rosemary caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-1-IB in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Korea, in August 2014. The leaf tissues of infected rosemary plants were blighted and white mycelial growth was seen on the stems. The fungus was isolated from diseased leaf tissue and cultured on potato dextrose agar for identification. The young hyphae had acute angular branching near the distal septum of the multinucleate cells and mature hyphal branches formed at an approximately 90° angle. This is morphologically identical to R. solani AG-1-IB, as per previous reports. rDNA-ITS sequences of the fungus were homologous to those of R. solani AG-1-IB isolates in the GenBank database with a similarity percentage of 99%, thereby confirming the identity of the causative agent of the disease. Pathogenicity of the fungus in rosemary plants was also confirmed by Koch's postulates. PMID:26190926

  12. Effects of water potential on mycelial growth, sclerotial production, and germination of Rhizoctonia solani from potato.

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    Ritchie, Faye; McQuilken, Mark P; Bain, Ruairidh A

    2006-06-01

    The effects of osmotic and matric potential on mycelial growth, sclerotial production and germination of isolates of Rhizoctonia solani [anastomosis groups (AGs) 2-1 and 3] from potato were studied on potato dextrose agar (PDA) adjusted osmotically with sodium chloride, potassium chloride, glycerol, and matrically with polyethylene glycol (PEG) 6000. All isolates from AGs 2-1 and AG-3 exhibited fastest mycelial growth on unamended PDA (-0.4MPa), and growth generally declined with decreasing osmotic and matric potentials. Growth ceased between -3.5 and -4.0MPa on osmotically adjusted media, and at -2.0MPa on matrically adjusted media, with slight differences between isolates and osmotica. Sclerotium yield declined with decreasing osmotic potential, and formation by AG 2-1 and AG-3 isolates ceased between -1.5 and -3.0MPa and -2.5 and -3.5MPa, respectively. On matrically adjusted media, sclerotial formation by AG 2-1 isolates ceased at -0.8MPa, whereas formation by AG-3 isolates ceased at the lower matric potential of -1.5MPa. Sclerotial germination also declined with decreasing osmotic and matric potential, with total inhibition occurring over the range -3.0 to -4.0MPa on osmotically adjusted media, and at -2.0MPa on matrically adjusted media. In soil, mycelial growth and sclerotial germination of AG-3 isolates declined with decreasing total water potential, with a minimum potential of -6.3MPa permitting both growth and germination. The relevance of these results to the behaviour of R. solani AGs in soil and their pathogenicity on potato is discussed. PMID:16765034

  13. In vitro and glasshouse biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani with improved strains of Trichoderma spp. / Biocontrol de Rhizoctonia solani in vivo y en invernadero, con cepas mejoradas de Trichoderma spp.

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    Jaime R, Montealegre; Fabián, Ochoa; Ximena, Besoain; Rodrigo, Herrera; Luz M, Pérez.

    Full Text Available J.R. Montealegre, F. Ochoa, X. Besoain, R. Herrera y L.M. Pérez. 2014. Biocontrol de Rhizoctonia solani in vivo y en invernadero, con cepas mejoradas de Trichoderma spp. Cien. Inv. Agr. 41(2):197-206. Se comparó la capacidad de cepas de Trichoderma spp., obtenidas previamente por fusión de protoplas [...] tos, con la de sus correspondientes cepas parentales, para biocontrolar a Rhizoctonia solani. El efecto biocontrolador se analizó sobre dos cepas de R. solani: 509 (GA 2-1) y 618 (GA 4). Las cepas producto de fusión de protoplastos de Trichoderma spp. fueron más efectivas que al menos una de las correspondientes cepas parentales. La inhibición más alta en experimentos de cultivos duales, se observó con las cepas ThF2-1 (89,79%), ThF3-3 (90,55%), ThF4-15 (91,75%) y ThF5-8 (77,67%) sobre R. solani 509; mientras que el efecto biocontrolador sobre R. solani 618, sólo logró un 60,19% de inhibición con la cepa ThF2-1. El efecto inhibidor del desarrollo se debió principalmente a la secreción de metabolitos difusibles. El porcentaje de mortalidad y nivel de cancro en plantas de tomate se evaluó en experimentos de invernadero, en los que todas las cepas producto de la fusión de protoplastos de Trichoderma spp. suprimieron la mortalidad de plantas de tomate, y solamente ThF2-1 y ThF5-8 disminuyeron significativamente el nivel de cancro. Abstract in english J.R. Montealegre, F. Ochoa, X. Besoain, R. Herrera, and L.M. Pérez. 2014. In vitro and glasshouse biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani with improved strains of Trichoderma spp. Cien. Inv. Agr. 41(2):197-206. The potential of Trichoderma spp. fusants for the biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani was compared [...] with the ability of their corresponding parental strains. Their effect was tested in vitro using two R. solani strains, 509 (AG 2-1) and 618 (AG 4). The highest inhibitions in growth in dual cultures were obtained with the ThF2-1 (89.79%), ThF3-3 (90.55%), ThF4-15 (91.75%) and ThF5-8 (77.67%) fusants on R. solani 509; only ThF2-1 was able to inhibit the growth of R. solani 618 (60.19%). The inhibitory effect on growth was mainly due to diffusible metabolites. Percent mortality and canker level in tomato plants were evaluated in glasshouse experiments where all of the evaluated fusants suppressed plant mortality, but only ThF2-1 and ThF5-8 significantly decreased the canker level.

  14. Do fungicides used to control Rhizoctonia solani impact the non-target arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis?

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    Buysens, Catherine; Dupré de Boulois, Hervé; Declerck, Stéphane

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    There is growing evidence that the application of biocontrol organisms (e.g., Pseudomonas and Bacillus spp., arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-AMF) is a feasible option to reduce incidence of plant pathogens in an integrated control strategy. However, the utilization of these microorganisms, in particular AMF, may be threatened by the application of fungicides, a widely-used measure to control Rhizoctonia solani in various crops among which potato. Prior to their application, it is thus important to determine the impact of fungicides on AMF. The present study investigated, under in vitro controlled conditions, the impact of azoxystrobin (a systemic broad-spectrum fungicide), flutolanil (a systemic Basidiomycota-specific fungicide), and pencycuron (a contact Rhizoctonia-specific fungicide) and their respective formulations (Amistar, Monarch, and Monceren) on the growth and development of the AMF Rhizophagus irregularis MUCL 41833 (spore germination, root colonization, extraradical mycelium development, and spore production) at doses used to control R. solani. Results demonstrated that azoxystrobin and its formulation Amistar, at threshold values for R. solani control (estimated by the half maximal inhibitory concentration, IC50, on a dry weight basis), did not affect spore germination and potato root colonization by R. irregularis, while the development of extra-radical mycelium and spore production was reduced at 10 times the threshold value. Flutolanil and its formulation Monarch at threshold value did not affect spore germination or extra-radical development but decreased root colonization and arbuscule formation. At threshold value, pencycuron and its formulation Monceren, did not affect spore germination and intra- or extraradical development of R. irregularis. These results suggest that azoxystrobin and pencycuron do not affect the AMF at threshold concentrations to control R. solani in vitro, while flutolanil (as formulation) impacts the intraradical phase of the fungus. These fungicides and R. irregularis thus have the potential to be used in parallel against Rhizoctonia disease in potato. PMID:25312740

  15. Preparation and characterization of nano-sized calcium carbonate as controlled release pesticide carrier for validamycin against Rhizoctonia solani

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    Nano-sized calcium carbonate (nano-CC) was studied in terms of acting as a carrier for a pesticide. Nano-CC was prepared by reaction of calcium chloride and sodium carbonate by the reversed-phase microemulsion method and then loaded with the pesticide validamycin. The resulting material was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis and scanning electron microscopy. The loading efficiency, sustained-release performance, germicidal efficacy, and stability also were investigated. The size of the loaded nano-CC can be adjusted to between 50 to 200 nm by varying the water/surfactant molar ratio from 30/1 to 10/1, and the loading efficiency can be increased to about 20% by increasing the size of the nano-CC. The material displayed better germicidal efficacy against Rhizoctonia solani compared to conventional technical validamycin after about 7 days, and the time of the release of validamycin was extended to 2 weeks. Given the loading efficiency, stability, sustained-release performance and good environmental compatibility of the material, the method for its preparation may be extended to other hydrophilic pesticide. (author)

  16. Development of a difenoconazole/propiconazole microemulsion and its antifungal activities against Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA.

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    Leng, Pengfei; Zhang, Zhiming; Li, Qian; Zhang, Yunsong; Zhao, Maojun; Pan, Guangtang

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    According to its physical and chemical properties, the composition of difenoconazole/propiconazole microemulsion was as follows: xylene as solvent, emulsifier HSH as surfactant and methanol as cosurfactant. The optimal formulation of difenoconazole/propiconazole microemulsion was oil/SAA/water = 1/2/5 (w/w), in which the SAA consisted of emulsifier HSH and methanol with ratio of 3/2 (w/w). The cloud point of difenoconazole/propiconazole microemulsion was 70 degrees C and its effective ingredient content was 2.5% measured by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Its heat storage stability was studied according to the standards. The decomposition rates of the difenoconazole/propiconazole microemulsion were merely 2.45%, 2.63% respectively and met the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) standards of pesticide microemulsion. Investigated by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) the particle size of difenoconazole/propiconazole microemulsion was 90-140 nm and its antifungal activities against Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA were tested and compared with that of Meiyu. We found that the inhibition rates in the difenoconazole/propiconazole microemulsion treatment group were significantly higher than that of the emulsion group with the same content of effective ingredients and the study also revealed that its inhibiting ability on the formation and germination of sclerotia was significant. PMID:22822543

  17. Phylogenetic analysis of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 isolates from common beans in Black Sea coastal region, Turkey, based on ITS-5.8S rDNA

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    In this study, 114 Rhizoctonia solani isolates were obtained from diseased common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) plants from the Black Sea coastal region of Turkey. Genetic variation was determined among R. solani anastomosis group 4 (AG-4) subgroups (AG-4 HG-I and AG-4 HG-II). ITS-5.8 rDNA sequences of these isolates were aligned with other known R. solani sequences from GenBank, and distance and parsimony analysis were used to determine phylogenetic relationships. The R. solani AG-4 isolates ...

  18. Control biológico de Rhizoctonia solani en plantas de papa criollaSolanum phureja usando cepas nativas de Pseudomonas fluorescens / BIOCONTROL OF Rhizoctonia solani IN NATIVE POTATO (Solanum phureja) PLANTS USING NATIVE Pseudomonas fluorescens

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    GLORIA, BAUTISTA; HENRY, MENDOZA; DANIEL, URIBE.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani es un hongo fitopatógeno del suelo, el cual produce una reducción significativa del vigor de las plantas y de la producción de tubérculos en cultivos de papa. Es de gran interés la búsqueda de alternativas de manejo de esta enfermedad, especialmente desde la perspectiva de control [...] biológico ya que los cultivos de papa son los mayores consumidores de plaguicidas de origen químicos en Colombia. Con el objeto de obtener una cepa del grupo de las Pseudomonas fluorescentes con la capacidad para reducir los síntomas de la enfermedad producidos por R. solani, se realizó en un estudio previo el aislamiento y caracterización de una colección de aislamientos de Pseudomonas fluorescentes provenientes de diferentes cultivos de la región papera más productiva del país. Seis cepas nativas de P. fluorescens con buena, moderada o ninguna capacidad para inhibir el crecimiento fúngico in vitro fueron seleccionadas. A pesar de las diferencias encontradas en términos de la dinámica y capacidad de colonización, todas las cepas evaluadas indujeron el crecimiento en las plantas de S. phureja y redujeron los síntomas de la enfermedad producidos por R. solani a nivel de invernadero. Nuestros resultados sustentan la conclusión que la asociación de cepas de P. fluorescens con la rizosfera de S. phureja es una alternativa para el manejo de R. solani en papa. Abstract in english Rhizoctonia solani is a soil borne phytopathogen associated with reduced plant vigor and tuber production in potato crops. There is a huge interest to search alternatives of biological control management of this disease, because the potato crops in Colombia are the highest consumers of chemical pest [...] icides in Colombia. In order to obtain a fluorescent Pseudomonas strain with the capacity to reduce the disease symptoms produced by R. solani, determination and isolation of the predominant fluorescent Pseudomonas in several potato crops of the main Colombian producing region was done in a previous study. Six different P. fluorescens strains with none, moderate and high fungal growth inhibition capacity in vitro, were used in this study. Despite of the differences found in the dynamics of colonization and colonization capacity, all evaluated strains induced S. phureja growth and reduced disease symptoms produced by R. solani. Our results support the conclusion that association of P. fluorescens strains with S. phureja rhizosphere is a feasible alternative for the management of R. solani symptoms.

  19. Estudio de Rhizoctonia solani Kühn aislado de papa (Solanum tuberosum L. en los estados Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo y Lara: II. virulencia y caracterización molecular Rhizoctonia solani Kühn isolated from potato in various Venezuelan states: II. Virulence and molecular characterization

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    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani ocasiona la enfermedad conocida como rizoctoniosis en el cultivo de la papa y constituye un serio problema en Venezuela. En el país se han identificado los grupos anastomósicos presentes y se ha realizado la caracterización cultural del hongo pero no la molecular ni la de virulencia, por lo que estos objetivos fueron planteados en el presente trabajo. Se utilizaron cuarenta aislamientos obtenidos de los estados Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo y Lara. Se utilizaron las técnicas de RAPD, UPR e ITS para la caracterización molecular, y pruebas de patogenicidad en papa ‘Kennebec’ para determinar la virulencia. Con las tres técnicas moleculares se observaron variaciones genéticas entre las cepas del hongo y se confirmó la presencia de AG-3 y AG-2.1 de R. solani. Las cepas mostraron diferencias significativas en la virulencia, la cual estuvo influenciada por la temperatura.Rhizoctonia solani causes the disease known as rizoctoniosis in potato and it is a serious problem in Venezuela. Anastomosis groups and cultural characterization have been determined in the country, but neither molecular nor virulence characterization. Therefore, the research focused on those two objectives. Forty isolates from Táchira, Merida, Trujillo and Lara States were used on which RAPD, UPR and ITS techniques were performed; also, pathogenicity tests were run on ‘Kennebec’ potato plants. Genetic variability among isolates was observed with all three molecular techniques and presence of AG-3 and AG-2.1 was confirmed. Isolates showed significant difference with regard to virulence, which was influenced by temperature.

  20. Detection of rDNA ITS polymorphism in Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1 isolates.

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    Pannecoucque, Joke; Höfte, Monica

    2009-01-01

    The sequence variability of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer regions ITS1 and ITS2, including the 5.8S gene, was investigated for Rhizoctonia solani isolates of anastomosis group (AG) 2-1. During PCR RFLP analysis of eight isolates, the restriction patterns of four isolates showed an excess of bands after restriction with the enzymes AvaII and/or HincII, which suggested the presence of more than one ITS region. By cloning the ITS region of six isolates sequence heterogeneity was detected in the isolates that showed an excess of bands in the PCR RFLP analysis; up to nine different ITS regions were identified within one isolate. The same level of diversity was found within the same isolate as among isolates. In the phylogenetic tree based on the rDNA ITS sequences of several AG 2-1 isolates, sequences derived from the same isolate did not form distinct clusters, questioning the relevance of further subdivision of heterogeneous AG 2-1 isolates based on the ITS region. PMID:19271668

  1. Characterization of Populations of Rhizoctonia solani in Paddy Rice Fields in Côte d'Ivoire.

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    Banniza, S; Sy, A A; Bridge, P D; Simons, S A; Holderness, M

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    ABSTRACT Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani were obtained from plant and soil samples that had been systematically collected in a field experiment in Côte d'Ivoire to study the diversity of the pathogen and the influence of three different rice rotations on the pathogen population. Characterization by morphology, anastomosis testing, pathogenicity testing, and restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) of AT-rich DNA (AT-DNA) showed that there were no differences in isolates from different experimental plots, suggesting that the soil as well as the plant population of the fungus was indistinguishable throughout the experiment and was not influenced by crop rotation. Analysis of AT-DNA showed that the isolates obtained from plant material and one from soil shared a distinct banding pattern, identical with the AT-DNA RFLP obtained for the reference strain of anastomosis group 1 (AG-1). The remaining soil isolates produced a consistent RFLP pattern that was distinct from that of the plant isolates. Morphological characterization of isolates produced two major clusters consisting of the same groups of isolates as found by AT-DNA RFLP. Diversity in morphological characters was much higher in plant than in soil isolates and indicated that the population might consist of several clones. Anastomosis testing revealed that soil as well as plant isolates were able to fuse with the tester strain of AG-1. Significant differences in disease severity were observed between the two groups of isolates in pathogenicity tests on rice plants, with plant isolates being distinctively more virulent. PMID:18944755

  2. Genetic variation and pathogenicity of anastomosis group 2 isolates of Rhizoctonia solani in Australia.

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    Stodart, Benjamin J; Harvey, Paul R; Neate, Stephen M; Melanson, Dara L; Scott, Eileen S

    2007-08-01

    A collection of isolates of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG) 2 was examined for genetic diversity and pathogenicity. Anastomosis reactions classified the majority of isolates into the known subgroups of AG 2-1 and AG 2-2 but the classification of several isolates was ambiguous. Morphological characters were consistent with the species, with no discriminating characters existing between subgroups. Vertical PAGE of pectic enzymes enabled the separation of zymogram group (ZG) 5 and 6 within AG 2-1, but not the separation of ZG 4 and 10 within AG 2-2. PCR analysis using inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) and the intron-splice junction (ISJ) region supported the separation of ZG 5 and 6, while the AG 2-2 isolates were separated by geographic region. A comparison of distance matrices produced by the zymogram analysis and PCR indicated a strong correlation between the marker types. Pathogenicity studies suggested canola (Brassica napus) cultivars were most severely affected by AG 2-1, while cultivars of two species of medic (Medicago truncatula cv. Caliph and M. littoralis cv. Herald) were susceptible to both AG 2-1 and 2-2. The results indicate that AG 2 is a polyphyletic group in which the classification of subtypes is sometimes difficult. Further investigation of the population structure within Australia is required to determine the extent and origin of the observed diversity. PMID:17707626

  3. Silício alterando compostos derivados da pirólise de bainhas foliares de plantas de arroz infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani Silicon altering compounds derived from the pyrolyses of leaf sheaths of rice plants infected with Rhizoctonia solani

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    Este trabalho teve como objetivo elucidar, por meio da pirólise analítica acoplada à cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massa, alterações na composição química da lignina nas bainhas de plantas de arroz das cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle supridas ou não com silício (Si) e infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani. A concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas supridas com esse elemento foi significativamente maior (2,7 dag kg-1) em comparação com as plantas não supridas (0,45 dag kg-1). Na pre...

  4. Queima foliar e tombamento de mudas em plantas medicinais causadas por Rhizoctonia solani AG1 - 1B / Leaf blight and seedling damping-off of medicinal plants caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG1 - 1B

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    Reginaldo G., Mafia; Acelino C., Alfenas; Luiz A., Maffia; Gizella M., Ventura; Eraclides M., Ferreira; Irislei F., Neves; Cláudia A., Vanetti; Clarice, Silva.

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    Full Text Available Recentemente, em plantas medicinais da família Labiatae (Rosmarinus officinalis, Lavandula sp., Salvia officinalis e Thymus vulgaris), constatou-se tombamento de mudas em pós-emergência e queima foliar ascendente. Em isolamentos efetuados a partir de tecidos doentes, observou-se o desenvolvimento de [...] um fungo com hifas ramificadas em ângulo de aproximadamente 90º, constrição na base da ramificação, septo próximo à inserção da hifa lateral e outras características típicas do gênero Rhizoctonia. Inoculou-se o fungo em plantas sadias cultivadas em vasos plásticos. Naquelas inoculadas por pincelamento de inóculo, ocorreu queima foliar de forma generalizada aos quatro dias da inoculação, enquanto nas inoculadas pela deposição de inóculo na superfície dos vasos, houve queima foliar ascendente, como observado em condições naturais, aos dez dias da inoculação. Com base na morfologia da colônia, crescimento micelial, número de núcleos, identificação do grupo e subgrupo de anastomose e da fase teleomórfica, o patógeno foi caracterizado como Rhizoctonia solani (fase anamórfica de Thanatephorus cucumeris). Com a reprodução dos sintomas da doença por inoculação artificial nas mudas e o reisolamento, em meio de batata dextrose ágar (BDA), do mesmo fungo a partir de tecidos doentes confirmou-se R. solani como o agente etiológico da doença. Abstract in english Recently, seedling damping off and blight progressing from old to young leaves were found on medicinal plants of the family Labiatae (Rosmarinus officinalis, Lavandula sp., Salvia officinalis and Thymus vulgaris). A fungus was isolated from diseased tissues, in which the hyphae had diameter, ramific [...] ation angle of about 90º, basal constriction, a septum next to the lateral hyphae, and other typical characteristics of the genus Rhizoctonia. The fungus was inoculated on healthy plants cultivated in plastic pots by brushing inoculum suspension on leaves (brushing) or by pouring the inoculum suspension on the surface of pots (soil infestation). On plants inoculated by brushing, disease symptoms occurred on all leaves four days after inoculation. On plants inoculated by soil infestation, leaf blight continued to ascent for ten days after inoculation under natural conditions. Based on colony morphology, mycelial growth, number of nuclei, identification of anastomosys group and subgroup, and on the teleomorph, the pathogen was considered to be Rhizoctonia solani (anamorph of Thanatephorus cucumeris). As disease symptoms were reproduced by artificial inoculation on plants and the fungus was reisolated on potato dextrose agar (PDA) from diseased tissues, R. solani was confirmed to be the causal agent of the disease.

  5. NATURAL SUPPRESSIVENESS TO Rhizoctonia solani OF DIFFERENT SOILS ON CERRADOS FROM THE STATE OF GOIÁS SUPRESSIVIDADE DE DIFERENTES SOLOS A Rhizoctonia solani, NOS CERRADOS DO ESTADO DE GOIÁS

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    Gilmarcos de Carvalho Corrêa

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    This study was carried out at greenhouse in order to evaluate the occurrence of natural suppressiveness to Rhizoctonia solani of soils on cerrados. A complete randomized experimental design was used with ten soils and three replications for treatment, evaluating final stand, sick plantets percentage and disease severity in common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.. Results indicated suppressiveness to R. solani in soils from Goianésia growed with sugar cane and two soils from Orizona with natural vegetation and pasture respectively.

    KEY-WORDS: Supressive soils; Phaseolus vulgaris.

    O presente trabalho foi conduzido nas instalações da Embrapa Arroz e Feijão, no município de Santo Antônio de Goiás (GO, com o objetivo de se comparar solos provenientes de diferentes localidades quanto à supressividade a um isolado de Rhizoctonia solani. O delineamento experimental adotado foi inteiramente casualizado, com dez tratamentos (solos de diferentes origens e três repetições. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação e foram avaliados stand final, porcentagem de plântulas doentes e severidade da doença. Os resultados indicam que os solos provenientes de Goianésia (GO, cultivados com cana-de-açúcar, e dois dos solos provenientes de Orizona (GO, sendo um de cerrado natural e outro cultivado com pastagem, apresentaram características de supressividade à R. solani, agente causal da podridão radicular do feijoeiro.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Cerrados; solos supressivos; feijoeiro.

  6. Genetic analyses of Rhizoctonia solani isolates from Phaseolus vulgaris grown in the Atlantic Rainforest Region of São Paulo, Brazil Análise genética de isolados de Rhizoctonia solani de Phaseolus vulgaris da região da Mata Atlântica de São Paulo, Brasil

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    LYNDEL W. MEINHARDT

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    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani isolates obtained from common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris grown in the mountainous Atlantic Rainforest (Mata Atlântica region of São Paulo, Brazil, were analyzed to determine their genetic diversity using internal transcribed spacer (ITS, microsatellite and telomere sequence-based PCR primers. Restriction digestion of the ITS1/5.8S/ITS2 ribosomal regions yielded unique banding patterns specific for AG4 and its subgroups. The ITS restriction digestion (ITS/RFLP, telomere and microsatellite primers identified five to 11 genotypes within the isolates of R. solani. While all isolates were pathogenic on beans, there was no correlation found between genotypic differences and pathogenicity. The different PCR primers revealed a number of isolates that were genetically similar. Some of these genetic groups were supported by more than one of the primers utilized in this study, thus confirming their relationship.A diversidade genética de 18 isolados de Rhizoctonia solani de feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris cultivado na Mata Atlântica de São Paulo, Brasil foi avaliada através da análise do espaçadores transcritos internos (ITS, microssatélites e iniciadores ("primers" específicos para sequências teloméricas. A análise de restrição da região ribossomal ITS1/5,8S/ITS2 produziu um padrão de bandas específico para o grupo de anastomose 4 (GA 4 e seus subgrupos. O padrão obtido com ITS/RFLP, microsatélites e os iniciadores teloméricos permitiram identificar cinco a 11 genótipos entre os isolados de R. solani. Enquanto todos os isolados foram patogênicos em feijoeiro, não houve correlação entre patogenicidade e diferenças genotípicas. Os diferentes iniciadores para PCR revelaram que muitos isolados são geneticamente similares, análise esta que pode ser confirmada por mais de um conjunto de iniciadores, fortalecendo a relação deste agrupamento.

  7. Genetic analyses of Rhizoctonia solani isolates from Phaseolus vulgaris grown in the Atlantic Rainforest Region of São Paulo, Brazil / Análise genética de isolados de Rhizoctonia solani de Phaseolus vulgaris da região da Mata Atlântica de São Paulo, Brasil

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    LYNDEL W., MEINHARDT; NELSON A., WULFF; CLÁUDIA M., BELLATO; SIU M., TSAI.

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    Full Text Available A diversidade genética de 18 isolados de Rhizoctonia solani de feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultivado na Mata Atlântica de São Paulo, Brasil foi avaliada através da análise do espaçadores transcritos internos (ITS), microssatélites e iniciadores ("primers") específicos para sequências teloméricas. [...] A análise de restrição da região ribossomal ITS1/5,8S/ITS2 produziu um padrão de bandas específico para o grupo de anastomose 4 (GA 4) e seus subgrupos. O padrão obtido com ITS/RFLP, microsatélites e os iniciadores teloméricos permitiram identificar cinco a 11 genótipos entre os isolados de R. solani. Enquanto todos os isolados foram patogênicos em feijoeiro, não houve correlação entre patogenicidade e diferenças genotípicas. Os diferentes iniciadores para PCR revelaram que muitos isolados são geneticamente similares, análise esta que pode ser confirmada por mais de um conjunto de iniciadores, fortalecendo a relação deste agrupamento. Abstract in english Rhizoctonia solani isolates obtained from common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) grown in the mountainous Atlantic Rainforest (Mata Atlântica) region of São Paulo, Brazil, were analyzed to determine their genetic diversity using internal transcribed spacer (ITS), microsatellite and telomere sequence-base [...] d PCR primers. Restriction digestion of the ITS1/5.8S/ITS2 ribosomal regions yielded unique banding patterns specific for AG4 and its subgroups. The ITS restriction digestion (ITS/RFLP), telomere and microsatellite primers identified five to 11 genotypes within the isolates of R. solani. While all isolates were pathogenic on beans, there was no correlation found between genotypic differences and pathogenicity. The different PCR primers revealed a number of isolates that were genetically similar. Some of these genetic groups were supported by more than one of the primers utilized in this study, thus confirming their relationship.

  8. Silício alterando compostos derivados da pirólise de bainhas foliares de plantas de arroz infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt; Fabrício de Ávila Rodrigues; Vivian Carré-Missio; Nilda de Fátima Ferreira Soares

    2013-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como objetivo elucidar, por meio da pirólise analítica acoplada à cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massa, alterações na composição química da lignina nas bainhas de plantas de arroz das cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle supridas ou não com silício (Si) e infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani. A concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas supridas com esse elemento foi significativamente maior (2,7 dag kg-1) em comparação com as plantas não supridas (0,45 dag kg-1). Na pre...

  9. Expression and localization of the linear DNA plasmid-encoded protein (RS224) in Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2.

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    Nagasaka, Atsushi; Sasaki, Atsuko; Sasaki, Toshiaki; Yonezawa, Miho; Katsura, Koji; Hashiba, Teruyoshi

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    Expression of the linear DNA plasmid-encoded protein (RS224) from the plant-pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani isolate H-16, anastomosis group 2-2, and its localization were studied. Extracts from Escherichia coli cells expressing the open reading frame (ORF) of RS224 (RS224ORF in pRS224) contain a 92-kDa T7.Tag-RS224orf fusion protein. Antisera raised against the fusion protein obtained from E. coli cells cross-reacted with a 90-kDa protein in the mycelia. To analyze the subcellular localization of the 92-kDa protein, mycelia of R. solani were disrupted and fractionated. Antibodies against RS224 proteins specifically reacted to the mitochondrial fraction, suggesting that RS224 is localized in mitochondria. PMID:12900019

  10. Silicon potentiates the activities of defense enzymes in the leaf sheaths of rice plants infected by Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel A., Schurt; Maria F. A., Cruz; Kelly J. T., Nascimento; Marta C. C., Filippi; Fabrício A., Rodrigues.

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to assess the ability of silicon (Si) to potentiate defense enzyme activities in rice leaf sheaths and thus reduce sheath blight, caused by Rhizoctonia solani, development. Rice plants of BR-Irga 409 and Labelle cultivars were grown in a hydroponic solution containing 0 (-Si) or 2 m [...] M (+Si) Si and inoculated with R. solani. Silicon concentration in the leaf sheaths was significantly higher in the +Si plants than the -Si plants by 727% for BR-Irga 409 and 714% for Labelle. The area under relative lesion expansion progress curve was significantly lower for +Si plants than -Si plants, by 34.2% for BR-Irga 409 and 30.59% for Labelle. Increases in the activities of phenylalanine ammonia-lyases, peroxidases, polyphenoloxidases and chitinases in the leaf sheaths of plants supplied with Si, especially of those from BR-Irga 409, led to reduced progress of sheath blight lesions.

  11. Biological Control of Potato Isolate of Rhizoctonia solani by Streptomyces olivaceus Strain 115

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    S Shahrokhi; G. H. Shahidi Bonjar; I. Saadoun

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    This is the first report of antifungal activity of Iranian actinomycete isolates against Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn AG-3 (Teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris [(Frank) Donk]). Biological control offers an environmentally friendly alternative to the use of antimicrobials for controlling plant diseases. A collection of about 200 actinomycete strains was screened for the ability to produce metabolites that inhibit R. solani growth in vitro. The Streptomyces olivaceus strain 115 showed strong in vi...

  12. The Mechanism of Antifungal Action of a New Polyene Macrolide Antibiotic Antifungalmycin 702 from Streptomyces padanus JAU4234 on the Rice Sheath Blight Pathogen Rhizoctonia solani

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    Xiong, Zhi-Qiang; Tu, Xiao-Rong; Wei, Sai-Jin; Huang, Lin; Li, Xun-Hang; Lu, Hui; Tu, Guo-Quan

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    Antifungalmycin 702, a new polyene macrolide antibiotic produced by Streptomycespadanus JAU4234, has a broad antifungal activity and may have potential future agricultural and/or clinical applications. However, the mechanism of antifungal action of antifungalmycin 702 remains unknown. Antifungalmycin 702 strongly inhibited mycelial growth and sclerotia formation/germination of Rhizoctonia solani. When treated with antifungalmycin 702, the hyphae morphology of R. solani became more irregular. ...

  13. Occurrence of Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight of Maize in Jharkhand with Reference to Diversity in Rhizoctonia solani

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    Akhtar, J.

    2009-01-01

    Survey during kharif, 2005 and 2006 were carried out to record occurrence of disease and diversity in R. solani among the naturally occurring populations and revealed that banded leaf and sheathblight incited by Rhizoctonia solani, is show ing wide spread w ith the disease severity ranging from 30.30 to80.46 per cent and gaining the economic importance in the state of Jharkhand. Five isolates from five differentlocations showed variation in their morphological characters such as abundance of ...

  14. A gene for plant protection: expression of a bean polygalacturonase inhibitor in tobacco confers a strong resistance against Rhizoctonia solani and two oomycetes

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    Orlando Borras-Hidalgo; Claudio Caprari; Ingrid Hernandez-Estevez; Giulia De Lorenzo; Felice Cervone

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    We have tested whether a gene encoding a polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein (PGIP) protects tobacco against a fungal pathogen (Rhizoctonia solani) and two oomycetes (Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae and Peronospora hyoscyami f. sp. tabacina). The trials were performed in greenhouse conditions for R. solani and P. parasitica and in the field for P. hyoscyami. Our results show that expression of PGIP is a powerful way of engineering a broad-spectrum disease resistance.

  15. Micoflora asociada a dos sustratos orgánicos y su efecto en el control de Rhizoctonia solani Kühn

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    Guédez Clemencia

    2009-12-01

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    Los abonos orgánicos se vienen utilizando como ente supresor de enfermedades de la raíz de la planta, debido a la gran cantidad de microorganismos que interactúan en ellos, lo que ha llevado a considerarlos como parte de las estrategias de control biológico. En este contexto, se evaluó la diversidad de la micoflora de dos sustratos orgánicos (suelo orgánico y lombricompuesto y su efecto sobre el control del hongo Rhizoctonia solani. La diversidad de la micoflora de los sustratos se determinó a través del método de dilución de placas de Warcup, que permitió contar el número de colonias e identificar los hongos. Los aislamientos más abundantes de cada sustrato fueron seleccionados para realizar cultivos duales con Rhizoctonia solani. Se encontraron 16 aislamientos de hongos pertenecientes a tres ordenes y ocho géneros, incluyendo (Penicillium sp., Aspergillus sp., Fusarium sp. y Trichoderma harzianum Rifai. En el lombricompuesto se encontró una micoflora significativamente más abundante (P ?0,05 que en el suelo orgánico. En los cultivos duales, T. harzianum presentó un porcentaje de inhibición de R. solani significativamente superior (P ?0,05 al del resto de los hongos. Con la incorporación del lombricompuesto no se introdujeron nuevos hongos, pero sí se incrementaron las poblaciones existentes en la micoflora nativa. T. harzianum resultó ser el hongo de mayor crecimiento y mayor porcentaje de inhibición, lo que sugiere que es un controlador biológico de R. solani, y que es factible incorporarlo al suelo durante la preparación del mismo.

  16. Mass spectrometry identification of antifungal lipopeptides from Bacillus sp. BCLRB2 against Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.

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    Elkahoui, S; Djébali, N; Karkouch, I; Ibrahim, A Hadj; Kalai, L; Bachkovel, S; Tabbene, O; Limam, F

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    This work aims to characterize the bioactive molecules produced by an antagonistic Bacillus sp. strain BCLRB2 isolated from healthy leaves of olive tree against Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The bacterial strain isolated showed a high and persistent antifungal activity against the two pathogens. The free-cell supernatant showed also a high antifungal activity against R. solani and at a lower extent against S. sclerotiorum. The partial purification of the antifungal substances with methanol gradient applied to C18 column binding the Bacillus BCLRB2 culture supernatant showed that the 20% and 60% methanol fractions had a high and specific activity against S. sclerotiorum and R. solani, respectively. The mass spectrometry identification of the compounds in the fraction specifically active against S. sclerotiorum revealed the presence of bacillomycin D C16 as a major lipopeptide. The fraction specifically active against R. solani contained bacillomycin D C15 and 2 unknown lipopeptides. The 80% methanol fraction had a moderate and a broad spectrum activity against the two pathogens and consisted from two iturin D (C13 and C14) as a major lipopeptides. PMID:25272736

  17. Detecting Migrants in Populations of Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 3 from Potato in North Carolina Using Multilocus Genotype Probabilities.

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    Ceresini, Paulo C; Shew, H David; Vilgalys, Rytas J; Gale, Liane Rosewich; Cubeta, Marc A

    2003-05-01

    ABSTRACT The relative contribution of migration of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 (AG-3) on infested potato seed tubers originating from production areas in Canada, Maine, and Wisconsin (source population) to the genetic diversity and structure of populations of R. solani AG-3 in North Carolina (NC) soil (recipient population) was examined. The frequency of alleles detected by multilocus polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphisms, heterozygosity at individual loci, and gametic phase disequilibrium between all pairs of loci were determined for subpopulations of R. solani AG-3 from eight sources of potato seed tubers and from five soils in NC. Analysis of molecular variation revealed little variation between seed source and NC recipient soil populations or between subpopulations within each region. Analysis of population data with a Bayesian-based statistical method previously developed for detecting migration in human populations suggested that six multilocus genotypes from the NC soil population had a statistically significant probability of being migrants from the northern source population. The one-way (unidirectional) migration of genotypes of R. solani AG-3 into NC on infested potato seed tubers from Canada, Maine, and Wisconsin provides a plausible explanation for the lack of genetic subdivision (differentiation) between populations of the pathogen in NC soils or between the northern source and the NC recipient soil populations. PMID:18942984

  18. Dried powders of velvetbean and pine bark added to soil reduce Rhizoctonia solani-induced disease on soybean Pós secos de mucuna e casca de pinus adicionados ao solo reduzem a doença causada por Rhizoctonia solani em soja

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    Luiz E. B. Blum

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    Full Text Available Diseases induced by Rhizoctonia solani, like damping-off and root and stem rot on soybean (Glycine max, are a serious problem around the world. The addition of some organic material to soil is an alternative control for these diseases. In this study, benzaldehyde and dried powders of kudzu (Pueraria lobata, velvetbean or mucuna (Mucuna deeringiana, and pine bark (Pinus spp. were used in an attempt to improve soybean plant growth and to reduce the disease R. solani (AG-4 causes on soybean. Benzaldehyde (0.1-0.4 mL/kg of soil and velvetbean (25-100 g/kg significantly (P As doenças em soja (Glycine max causadas por Rhizoctonia solani são um sério problema ao redor do mundo. A incorporação ao solo de resíduos orgânicos é uma alternativa para o controle destas doenças. Neste estudo, benzaldeido e pós-secos de kudzu (Pueraria lobata, mucuna (Mucuna deeringiana e casca de pinus (Pinus spp. foram usados com o objetivo de melhorar o crescimento de plantas de soja e de diminuir a doença causada por R. solani (AG-4. Benzaldehyde (0,1-0,4 mL/kg de solo e mucuna (25-100 g/kg reduziram significativamente (P < 0.05 o crescimento micelial de R. solani em experimentos de laboratório. Em experimentos conduzidos em casa de vegetação a porcentagem de plantas sobreviventes foi maior em solo com casca de pinus e mucuna (50-100 g/kg. Em solo tratado com kudzu (r²=0,91 ou mucuna (r²=0,94, houve tendência significativa em aumentar a massa fresca das plantas de soja. Em microparcelas de campo solos com mucuna (r²=0,85 ou com casca de pinus (r²=0,61 reduziram significativamente a quantidade de doença. A quantidade de Bacillus megaterium (r²=0,87 e Trichoderma hamatum (r²=0,92 e a hidrólise de diacetato fluoresceina (r²=0,91 foram maiores em solo com doses crescentes de mucuna, indicando uma maior atividade microbiana. Neste estudo conclui-se que pós-secos de mucuna e casca de pinus, incorporados ao solo, podem reduzir a doença causada por R. solani em soja.

  19. Rhizoctonia solani Kühn aislado de papa (Solanum tuberosum L.): En los estados Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo y Lara. I. Caracterización cultural / Rhizoctonia solani Kühn isolated from potato (Solanum tuberosum L.): in Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo and Lara States, Venezuela. I. Cultural characterization

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    Yoleidy, Escalona; Dorian, Rodríguez; Alexander, Hernández.

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    Full Text Available La papa es uno de los rubros más importantes en la economía de Venezuela. Este cultivo se ve afectado por diferentes patógenos, uno de ellos es el hongo Rhizoctonia solani, que ocasiona la rizoctoniosis, enfermedad que está ampliamente distribuida en el país y es la causa de pérdidas económicas cons [...] iderables. Con la finalidad de comparar las poblaciones del hongo en Venezuela, se llevó a cabo el trabajo; para ello se colectaron muestras en diferentes zonas productoras de papa de los estados Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo, y Lara. El patógeno fue caracterizado culturalmente mediante el estudio de su condición nuclear y determinación del grupo de anastomosis (AG), así como la evaluación del desarrollo micelial, número y diámetro de esclerocios, a 10, 20 y 30 °C. Se encontraron diferencias significativas (P?0,01) en cuanto a las características culturales de las cepas evaluadas, las cuales mostraron mejor comportamiento en su desarrollo a 20 °C; se determinó que 97,5 % de las cepas fueron AG-3 y 2,5 % AG-2.1. Los resultados indicaron diferencias culturales entre las poblaciones de R. solani analizadas lo que puede estar asociado con el comportamiento de la enfermedad en las diferentes localidades. Abstract in english Potato is one of the most important crops in Venezuelan economy. This crop is affected by different pathogens, one of which is the fungus Rhizoctonia solani, the inducer of rhizoctonia disease; which is widely distributed and is the cause of considerable economic losses. In order to know phenotypic [...] variation among fungus populations, this research was carried out with samples collected at different potato producing areas of Táchira, Merida, Trujillo, and Lara States. The pathogen was culturally characterized by the study and determination of its nuclear condition, anastomosis group (AG), as well as colony growth, and number and diameter of sclerotia at 10, 20 and 30 °C. Significant differences (P?0.01) were found among strains with regard to the cultural characteristics; in general, strains showed better behavior of their development at 20 °C; 97.5 % of the strains were found to be AG-3 and the other 2.5 %, AG-2.1. Results indicated differences in cultural characteristics among the R. solani populations, which may be associated with disease behavior at the different localities.

  20. Rhizoctonia solani Kühn aislado de papa (Solanum tuberosum L.: En los estados Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo y Lara. I. Caracterización cultural Rhizoctonia solani Kühn isolated from potato (Solanum tuberosum L.: in Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo and Lara States, Venezuela. I. Cultural characterization

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    Yoleidy Escalona

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    Full Text Available La papa es uno de los rubros más importantes en la economía de Venezuela. Este cultivo se ve afectado por diferentes patógenos, uno de ellos es el hongo Rhizoctonia solani, que ocasiona la rizoctoniosis, enfermedad que está ampliamente distribuida en el país y es la causa de pérdidas económicas considerables. Con la finalidad de comparar las poblaciones del hongo en Venezuela, se llevó a cabo el trabajo; para ello se colectaron muestras en diferentes zonas productoras de papa de los estados Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo, y Lara. El patógeno fue caracterizado culturalmente mediante el estudio de su condición nuclear y determinación del grupo de anastomosis (AG, así como la evaluación del desarrollo micelial, número y diámetro de esclerocios, a 10, 20 y 30 °C. Se encontraron diferencias significativas (P?0,01 en cuanto a las características culturales de las cepas evaluadas, las cuales mostraron mejor comportamiento en su desarrollo a 20 °C; se determinó que 97,5 % de las cepas fueron AG-3 y 2,5 % AG-2.1. Los resultados indicaron diferencias culturales entre las poblaciones de R. solani analizadas lo que puede estar asociado con el comportamiento de la enfermedad en las diferentes localidades.Potato is one of the most important crops in Venezuelan economy. This crop is affected by different pathogens, one of which is the fungus Rhizoctonia solani, the inducer of rhizoctonia disease; which is widely distributed and is the cause of considerable economic losses. In order to know phenotypic variation among fungus populations, this research was carried out with samples collected at different potato producing areas of Táchira, Merida, Trujillo, and Lara States. The pathogen was culturally characterized by the study and determination of its nuclear condition, anastomosis group (AG, as well as colony growth, and number and diameter of sclerotia at 10, 20 and 30 °C. Significant differences (P?0.01 were found among strains with regard to the cultural characteristics; in general, strains showed better behavior of their development at 20 °C; 97.5 % of the strains were found to be AG-3 and the other 2.5 %, AG-2.1. Results indicated differences in cultural characteristics among the R. solani populations, which may be associated with disease behavior at the different localities.

  1. Estudio de Rhizoctonia solani Kühn aislado de papa (Solanum tuberosum L.) en los estados Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo y Lara: II. virulencia y caracterización molecular / Rhizoctonia solani Kühn isolated from potato in various Venezuelan states: II. Virulence and molecular characterization

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    Yoleidy, Escalona; Dorian, Rodríguez; Alexander, Hernández.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani ocasiona la enfermedad conocida como rizoctoniosis en el cultivo de la papa y constituye un serio problema en Venezuela. En el país se han identificado los grupos anastomósicos presentes y se ha realizado la caracterización cultural del hongo pero no la molecular ni la de virulenc [...] ia, por lo que estos objetivos fueron planteados en el presente trabajo. Se utilizaron cuarenta aislamientos obtenidos de los estados Táchira, Mérida, Trujillo y Lara. Se utilizaron las técnicas de RAPD, UPR e ITS para la caracterización molecular, y pruebas de patogenicidad en papa ‘Kennebec’ para determinar la virulencia. Con las tres técnicas moleculares se observaron variaciones genéticas entre las cepas del hongo y se confirmó la presencia de AG-3 y AG-2.1 de R. solani. Las cepas mostraron diferencias significativas en la virulencia, la cual estuvo influenciada por la temperatura. Abstract in english Rhizoctonia solani causes the disease known as rizoctoniosis in potato and it is a serious problem in Venezuela. Anastomosis groups and cultural characterization have been determined in the country, but neither molecular nor virulence characterization. Therefore, the research focused on those two ob [...] jectives. Forty isolates from Táchira, Merida, Trujillo and Lara States were used on which RAPD, UPR and ITS techniques were performed; also, pathogenicity tests were run on ‘Kennebec’ potato plants. Genetic variability among isolates was observed with all three molecular techniques and presence of AG-3 and AG-2.1 was confirmed. Isolates showed significant difference with regard to virulence, which was influenced by temperature.

  2. Influence of glyphosate on Rhizoctonia crown and root rot (Rhizoctonia solani) in glyphosate-resistant sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.)

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    Previous greenhouse studies with a non-commercial glyphosate-resistant sugarbeet variety indicated that susceptibility to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot could increase after glyphosate was applied. Greenhouse and field experiments were conducted in 2008 and 2009 to determine if glyphosate influenced...

  3. Solarização do solo em casa-de-vegetação e campo para o controle de Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 / Soil solarization under greenhouse and field conditions to the control of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4

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    Flávia Rodrigues Alves, Patrício; Hiroshi, Kimati; João, Tessarioli Neto; Ademir, Petenatti; Benedito Camargo, Barros.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Os cultivos em ambientes protegidos apresentaram uma grande expansão na década de 1990 no Brasil. O solo desses locais pode, por ser intensa e sucessivamente cultivado, se tornar infestado por patógenos como Rhizoctonia solani, responsável por tombamento e podridão de raízes em muitas espécies de pl [...] antas. O presente trabalho avaliou o emprego da solarização, dentro e fora de uma casa-de-vegetação vedada com plástico transparente, para o controle de R. solani. Quatro experimentos foram realizados, dois no verão de 1997/1998 e outros dois no verão seguinte, 1998/1999, em Piracicaba, SP (latitude 22º 42' e longitude 47º 38'). Bolsas de náilon contendo solo autoclavado misturado a grãos de trigo colonizados com R. solani AG-4 foram enterradas a 10 e a 20 cm de profundidade em parcelas solarizadas e não solarizadas, dentro e fora da casa-de-vegetação, sendo coletadas após 20, 30 e 40 dias para os dois primeiros experimentos e 15, 30 e 45 dias para o terceiro e quarto. Avaliou-se a viabilidade do patógeno após a recuperação dos grãos dos solos, por meio do plaqueamento destes em ágar-água, contando-se, dois dias depois, sob microscópio estereoscópio, os que apresentaram crescimento micelial característico de R. solani. Foi obtida a erradicação do patógeno após 20 e 30 dias de solarização na casa de vegetação e após 30 a 45 dias no campo, provavelmente porque houve menor perda de calor durante a noite no ambiente protegido, pois as temperaturas médias (40 a 45 º C, dependendo do experimento) e máxima (49º C) dos solos solarizados às 15:00 horas, a 10 cm de profundidade, foram semelhantes nos dois ambientes. Nas parcelas não solarizadas da casa-de-vegetação o patógeno também perdeu a viabilidade, porém mais lentamente (40 dias de tratamento para sua erradicação) que nas parcelas solarizadas. Abstract in english Crops grown under protected environment have had a great expansion in Brazil in the decade of 1990. In such environments soil is intensively and successively used and it may become infested with soilborne plant pathogens, such as Rhizoctonia solani, responsible for seedling damping-off and root rots [...] of several plant species. In the present work soil solarization was used to the control of R. solani under greenhouse and field conditions. Four experiments were carried out, two in the summer of 1997/1998 and the other two in 1998/1999 in Piracicaba city, São Paulo state, Brazil (latitude 22º 42' and longitude 47º 38'). Nylon bags containing disinfested soil with propagules of R. solani AG4 (wheat grains previously colonized with the pathogen) were buried at 10 and 20 cm soil depth in solarized and non-solarized plots. After 20, 30, and 40 days in the two first experiments and 15, 30, and 45 days in the third and fourth experiments, the bags were removed from the soil. The grains were collected from the soil of each bag and placed in water-agar Petri dishes. After two days of incubation, grains showing typical growth of R. solani mycelium were assessed. Eradication of R. solani was accomplished after 20 to 30 days of soil solarization inside the greenhouse and after 30 to 45 days in the field, probably because in the protected environment the heat loss was smaller at night, since at 15:00 h the soil temperatures were similar in the solarized soils of both environments; with maximum of 49º C and medium temperatures between 40 and 45 º C, at 10 cm soil depth. In the non-solarized soil of the greenhouse the pathogen also lost its viability, although more slowly (40 days of treatment) than in the solarized plots.

  4. Efeito do silicato de cálcio e da autoclavagem na supressividade e na conducividade de dois solos à Rhizoctonia solani Influence of calcium silicate and sterilization on the natural suppressiveness and on the conduciveness of two soils to Rhizoctonia solani

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    Fabrício de Ávila Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se verificar o efeito da aplicação de silicato de cálcio e da esterilização na supressividade natural de um Latossolo Vermelho-Escuro (LEa álico textura muito argilosa e na conducividade natural de uma Terra Roxa Estruturada eutrófica (TRe ao fungo Rhizoctonia solani, em condições de casa de vegetação. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2 x 3 x 2. Os fatores foram: duas classes de solo (LEa e TRe - 0-20 cm; três tratamentos (esterilização ou não por autoclavagem, aplicação de silicato e testemunha e infestação ou não com R. solani, com três repetições e 16 plântulas de feijoeiro por parcela. A aplicação de silicato foi feita incorporando 0,63 g do produto em 1 kg de cada material de solo, seguido de incubação por 30 dias. Para promover a infestação artificial, foram colocados 800 mg de inóculo em 1 kg de cada material de solo. O silicato de cálcio aumentou os teores de Ca trocável e a soma de bases nos dois solos. Um decréscimo na saturação por Al de 70 para 19% e um aumento na saturação por bases de 9 para 21% alteraram significativamente a supressividade natural do LEa à R. solani. Com relação à TRe, a aplicação de silicato não teve nenhum efeito na sua conducividade, dado ao seu natural caráter eutrófico, o qual já é favorável ao desenvolvimento deste fungo. A esterilização não influiu no desenvolvimento de R. solani, o que sugere que os fatores abióticos foram os responsáveis pela supressividade ou conducividade desses solos.The effect of calcium silicate slag and soil sterilization on the natural suppressiveness of a Typic Acrustox (clay Dark Red Latosol -- LEa and the natural conduciveness of an Oxic Haplustoll (TRe to Rhizoctonia solani were studied under greenhouse conditions. The experimental design was a three-replicate completely randomized one, with 2 x 3 x 2 factorial combination of the following treatments: two soil kinds (LEa and TRe, collected at 0-20 cm layer; three treatments with and without soil sterilization, calcium silicate slag and nontreated control; and uninfested and infested with R. solani. Each soil material was infested previously with 800 mg of the inoculum per kg soil. Application of silicate was done mixing 0,63 g of this product with 1 kg each soil material and incubated for 30 days. The application ofsilicate increased the exchangeable Ca2+ and bases amount in both soils. The decrease in the aluminum saturation level from 70 to 19% and the increase in base saturation from 9 to 21% altered significantly the natural suppressiveness of LEa to R. solani. Application of silicate to the TRe had no effect on its conduciveness, for its natural eutrophic character, which is benefic to R. solani development. Sterilization by autoclavation did not influence disease development on bean by R. solani. This suggests that possibly other abiotic factors were responsible for either suppressiveness or conduciveness of these soils.

  5. Micoflora asociada a dos sustratos orgánicos y su efecto en el control de Rhizoctonia solani Kühn / Mycoflora of two organic substrates and its effect on the control of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn

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    Clemencia, Guédez; Luis Miguel, Cañizalez; Carmen, Castillo; Rafael, Olivar.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Los abonos orgánicos se vienen utilizando como ente supresor de enfermedades de la raíz de la planta, debido a la gran cantidad de microorganismos que interactúan en ellos, lo que ha llevado a considerarlos como parte de las estrategias de control biológico. En este contexto, se evaluó la diversidad [...] de la micoflora de dos sustratos orgánicos (suelo orgánico y lombricompuesto) y su efecto sobre el control del hongo Rhizoctonia solani. La diversidad de la micoflora de los sustratos se determinó a través del método de dilución de placas de Warcup, que permitió contar el número de colonias e identificar los hongos. Los aislamientos más abundantes de cada sustrato fueron seleccionados para realizar cultivos duales con Rhizoctonia solani. Se encontraron 16 aislamientos de hongos pertenecientes a tres ordenes y ocho géneros, incluyendo (Penicillium sp., Aspergillus sp., Fusarium sp. y Trichoderma harzianum Rifai). En el lombricompuesto se encontró una micoflora significativamente más abundante (P?0,05) que en el suelo orgánico. En los cultivos duales, T. harzianum presentó un porcentaje de inhibición de R. solani significativamente superior (P?0,05) al del resto de los hongos. Con la incorporación del lombricompuesto no se introdujeron nuevos hongos, pero sí se incrementaron las poblaciones existentes en la micoflora nativa. T. harzianum resultó ser el hongo de mayor crecimiento y mayor porcentaje de inhibición, lo que sugiere que es un controlador biológico de R. solani, y que es factible incorporarlo al suelo durante la preparación del mismo. Abstract in english The use of organic manures for root disease control, which results from the remarkable diversity of microorganisms that interact there, has led to consider them as part of biological control strategies. In this context, we evaluated the mycological diversity of two organic substrates, (organic soil [...] and vermicompost) and their effect on the control of the fungus Rhizoctonia solani. The mycoflora of the two organic substrates was assessed through Warcup's soil plate method, which allowed identifying the fungi and counting the number of colonies. The most abundant isolates were grown against R. solani in dual cultures. The results allowed identifying 16 isolates belonging to three orders and eight genera of fungi, including Penicillium sp., Aspergillus sp., Fusarium sp. and Trichoderma harzianum Rifai. A significantly more abundant mycoflora (P?0.05) was found in the vermicompost substrate. In the dual cultures, T. harzianum attained a higher pathogen inhibition percentage (P?0.05) than the other fungi. The vermicompost substrate did not determine the growth of new fungi, but enhanced the development of the pre-existing native ones. Not only having shown the best results in controlling R. solani, but also the most vigorous growth among the identified fungi, T. harzianum comes up as a promissory biological controller of the pathogen, that can be incorporated to the soil during its preparation.

  6. Essential oil of mustard to control Rhizoctonia solani causing seedling damping off and seedling blight in nursery Utilização de óleo essencial de mostarda no controle de tombamento e requeima causadas por Rhizoctonia solani em viveiro

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    Onkar D. Dhingra

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The essential oil extracted from mustard (Brassica rapa seeds was evaluated for its effect on suppression of Rhizoctonia solani growth in vitro, and in field soils, for reducing saprophytic substrate colonization and seedling damping off and blight using snap beans as indicator plant, the in vitro growth was completely inhibited at a concentration of 50 mul/l. The saprophytic substrate colonization in soils 24 h after treatment was drastically reduced to 45% at 150 mul/kg soil concentration, in contrast to 100% colonization at concentrations of 0, 50, or 75 mul/kg. This recovery rate gradually declined to 6% and 60%, respectively, in nine days. A control of pre and post-emergence seedling damping off and blight in common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris, without any apparent phytotoxic effect was achieved by irrigating R. solani infested soils with water containing the emulsified essential oil to provide 150 mul/l soil volume ten days prior to planting, gave over 95%. The effect of the mustard essential oil was not influenced by the physical soil texture, and it appears to be a good substitute for methyl bromide fumigation in nurseries for seedling production.Foi avaliado o efeito do óleo essencial extraído de sementes de mostarda (Brassica rapa na supressão do crescimento in vitro de Rhizoctonia solani, na redução da colonização saprofítica no solo, e no tombamento e requeima de plântulas, utilizando feijão-vagem (Phaseolus vulgaris como planta indicadora. O crescimento in vitro de R. solani foi completamente inibido na concentração de 50 mil/l. A colonização saprofítica do substrato foi drasticamente reduzida para 45% na concentração de 150 mil/kg, 24 h após o tratamento. Nas concentrações de 0, 50 e 75 mil/kg de solo houve 100% de colonização do substrato. Esta taxa de recuperação diminuiu gradualmente para 6% e 60%, respectivamente, em nove dias. A irrigação de solos infestados por R. solani com água contendo o óleo essencial emulsificado para fornecer 150 mil/l de solo, dez dias antes do plantio, resultou em 95% de controle do tombamento e requeima em mudas de feijão-vagem, sem qualquer efeito aparente de fitotoxidez. O efeito do óleo essencial não foi influenciado pela textura do solo e parece ser um bom substituto para o fumigante brometo de metila em viveiros.

  7. Effects of fescue Festuca arundinacea and/or clover Trifolium repens debris and fescue leaf leachate on clover as modified by ozone and Rhizoctonia solani

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    Kochhar, M.; Reinert, R.A.; Blum, U.

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    Clover Trifolium repens and tall fescue Festuca arundinacea plants were exposed to ozone and inoculated with Rhizoctonia solani separately and in combination to investigate ozone/R. solani interactions on clover and tall fescue biomass, in the presence of clover and/or tall fescue debris or fescue leaf leachate. Ozone reduced biomass in clover. Rhizoctonia solani alone reduced clover biomass but the amount of this reduction was significantly greater in the presence of a single acute O/sub 3/ exposure. In the presence of multiple O/sub 3/ exposures the synergistic effect on clover biomass disappeared and the stress from R. solani was lost. The effects of O/sub 3/ and R. solani were not as pronounced on fescue as they were on clover. The debris treatments increased biomass of both clover and fescue, but the magnitude of change depended on the debris type. Leachate from fescue modified the effects of R. solani and O/sub 3/, but debris from clover and/or fescue did not. Clover plants treated with R. solani and O/sub 3/ had less biomass than control plants when stressed by leachate from fescue, but significantly greater biomass in the presence of leachate from O/sub 3/-treated fescue leaves.

  8. Biological Control of Rhizoctonia solani, the Causal Agent of Rice Sheath Blight by Antagonistics Bacteria in Greenhouse and Field Conditions

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    Mostapha Niknejad Kazempour

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Pseudomonas fluorescens isolates that inhibited growth of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, the rice sheath blight pathogen were collected the rhizosplane and surrounding soil of healthy and rice sheath blight disease in farming of the Guilan province, Iran. Two hundred eighty eight isolates tested and among them only antagonistic ability of 8 isolates were demonstrated by using the dual culture method. According to the results of biochemical and morphological trials all isolates were identified as P. fluorescens biovar 3. By determining the effects of volatile metabolites, secretion of extracellular and antibiotics of these isolates inhibited mycelial growth of R. solani in vitro. All P. fluorescens isolates produced siderophore on King`s medium B, inhibited the mycelial growth of the R. solani. Antagonistics isolates reduced the germination and cause the lysis of sclerotia of R. solani. In greenhouse conditions antagonistic isolates were used by seed coating, soil drenching and foliar spray. Statistical analysis of data indicated that there existed significant differences between seed, soil and plant treatments. All of the isolates in seed coating are more effective. In the field conditions foliar spray of isolate B41 mixed with benlate were applied. The disease intensity in B41 isolate for seed coating, soil drenching and seed coating + foliar spray were 10.5, 11.75 and 18.75%, respectively, while the control plants showed 52% disease intensity. These results suggest that the P. fluorescens isolates studied have an excellent potential to be used as biocontrol agents of R. solani in rice at the field conditions.

  9. Transmission of the M2 double-stranded RNA in Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 (AG-3).

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    Charlton, Nikki D; Cubeta, Marc A

    2007-01-01

    Horizontal transmission of the 3.57 kb M2 double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) between mycelia of somatically incompatible isolates of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 (AG-3), an economically important pathogen of cultivated plants in the family Solanaceae, was investigated. Nine donor isolates of R. solani AG-3 containing the M2 dsRNA were paired on potato-dextrose agar with each of three different recipient isolates where the M2 dsRNA was absent. Reverse-transcription PCR (RT-PCR) was used to detect horizontal transmission of the M2 dsRNA via hyphal anastomosis from donor to recipient isolates by examining hyphal explants taken 3 cm from the hyphal interaction zone. PCR-RFLP genetic-based markers of two nuclear loci and one mitochondrial locus were used to confirm identity and transmission between donor and recipient isolates of R. solani AG-3. The frequency of transmission observed between 72 pairings of the eight donor and three recipient isolates was approximately 4% of the total pairings, and differences in the phenotype of the recipient isolates after acquisition of the M2 dsRNA via horizontal transmission were observed. To our knowledge this represents the first demonstration of transmission of dsRNA between genetically different individuals of R. solani confirmed with nuclear and mitochondrial markers. These results suggest that transmission can occur between somatically incompatible isolates of R. solani AG-3 but that maintenance of the dsRNA in the recipient isolates was not stable after repeated subculturing on nutrient medium. PMID:18333509

  10. Impact of biotic and a-biotic parameters on structure and function of microbial communities living on sclerotia of the soil-borne pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani

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    Zachow, Christin; Grosch, Rita; Berg, Gabriele

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    ? First cultivation independent analysis of microorganisms associated with fungal sclerotia. ? While soil types and incubation parameters influence the structure of sclerotia-associated microbial communities, no impact of different anastomosis groups of Rhizoctonia solani were found. ? Sclerotia harbour a high proportion of bacterial antagonists with lytic properties. ? Knowledge about sclerotia-associated microorganisms can be translated into new biocontrol approaches towards the pathogen....

  11. Genome Sequence of Bacillus subtilis MB73/2, a Soil Isolate Inhibiting the Growth of Plant Pathogens Dickeya spp. and Rhizoctonia solani

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    Krzyzanowska, Dorota M.; Iwanicki, Adam; Ossowicki, Adam; Obuchowski, Micha?; Jafra, Sylwia

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    Bacillus subilis MB73/2 is a Gram-positive bacterium isolated in Poland from a meadow soil sample. When tested in vitro, the strain shows strong antagonism toward plant pathogens—the soft rot-causing bacteria Dickeya spp. and the crown rot fungus Rhizoctonia solani. Here, we present the genome sequence of MB73/2.

  12. Evolutionary diversification indicated by compensatory base changes in ITS2 secondary structures in a complex fungal species, Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Ahvenniemi, Paavo; Wolf, Matthias; Lehtonen, Mari J; Wilson, Paula; German-Kinnari, Malgorzata; Valkonen, Jari P T

    2009-08-01

    The rRNA cistron (18S-ITS1-5.8S-ITS2-28S) is used widely for phylogenetic analyses. Recent studies show that compensatory base changes (CBC) in the secondary structure of ITS2 correlate with genetic incompatibility between organisms. Rhizoctonia solani consists of genetically incompatible strain groups (anastomosis groups, AG) distinguished by lack of anastomosis between hyphae of strains. Phylogenetic analysis of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences shows a strong correlation with AG determination. In this study, ITS sequences were reannotated according to the flanking 5.8S and 28S regions which interact during ribogenesis. One or two CBCs were detected between the ITS2 secondary structure of AG-3 potato strains as compared to AG-3 tobacco strains, and between these two strains and all other AGs. When a binucleate Rhizoctonia species related to Ceratobasidiaceae was compared to the AGs of R. solani, which were multinucleate (3-21 nuclei per cell), 1-3 CBCs were detected. The CBCs in potato strains of AG-3 distinguish them from AG-3 tobacco strains and other AGs yielding further evidence that the potato strains of AG-3 originally described as R. solani are a species distinct from other AGs. The ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 sequences were analyzed by direct sequencing of PCR products from 497 strains of AG-3 isolated from potato. The same 10 and 4 positions in ITS1 and ITS2, respectively, contained variability in 425 strains (86%). Nine different unambiguous ITS sequences (haplotypes) could be detected in a single strain by sequencing cloned PCR products indicating that concerted evolution had not homogenized the rRNA cistrons in many AG-3 strains. Importantly, the sequence variability did not affect the secondary structure of ITS2 and CBCs in AG-3. PMID:19609478

  13. Suppression of Rhizoctonia solani on Impatiens by Enhanced Microbial Activity in Composted Swine Waste-Amended Potting Mixes.

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    Diab, H G; Hu, S; Benson, D M

    2003-09-01

    ABSTRACT Peat moss-based potting mix was amended with either of two composted swine wastes, CSW1 and CSW2, at rates from 4 to 20% (vol/vol) to evaluate suppression of pre-emergence damping-off of impatiens (Impatiens balsamina) caused by Rhizoctonia solani (anastomosis group-4). A cucumber bioassay was used prior to each impatiens experiment to monitor maturity of compost as the compost aged in a curing pile by evaluating disease suppression toward both Pythium ultimum and R. solani. At 16, 24, 32, and 37 weeks after composting, plug trays filled with compost-amended potting mix were seeded with impatiens and infested with R. solani to determine suppression of damping-off. Pre-emergence damping-off was lower for impatiens grown in potting mix amended with 20% CSW1 than in CSW2-amended and nonamended mixes. To identify relationships between disease suppression and microbial parameters, samples of mixes were collected to determine microbial activity, biomass carbon and nitrogen, functional diversity, and population density. Higher rates of microbial activity were observed with increasing rates of CSW1 amendment than with CSW2 amendments. Microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen also were higher in CSW1-amended mixes than in CSW2-amended potting mixes 1 day prior to seeding and 5 weeks after seeding. Principal component analysis of Biolog-GN2 profiles showed different functional diversities between CSW1- and CSW2-amended mixes. Furthermore, mixes amended with CSW1 had higher colony forming units of fungi, endospore-forming bacteria, and oligotrophic bacteria. Our results suggest that enhanced microbial activity, functional and population diversity of stable compost-amended mix were associated with suppressiveness to Rhizoctonia damping-off in impatiens. PMID:18944095

  14. Caracterización y evaluacion de virulencia en aislamientos de rhizoctonia solani kühn, causante de la mancha bandeada en maíz / Characterization and evaluation of virulence in rhizoctonia solani kühn isolates, causal agent of leaf banded spot on maize / Caracterização e avaliação de virulência em isolamentos de rhizoctonia solani kühn, causante da mancha bandeada no milho

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    Rosaura, Perdomo; Alexander, Hernández; Alex, González; Juan, Pineda; Jesús, Alezones.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Na Venezuela a mancha bandeada do milho, causada por Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, tem uma alta incidência e distribuição nas principais áreas de plantio de milho, causando diminuição do rendimento. Em 2004 foram conduzidos ensaios com o objetivo de caracterizar e avaliar a virulência de 25 isolamentos d [...] e R. solani. Para a caracterização se realizaram avaliações culturais, microscópicas e moleculares, estas últimas utilizando uma seqüência de amplificação específica da região espaçadora transcrita interna do DNA ribossomal (rDNA-ITS). Para a avaliação da virulência se realizaram provas de inoculação nas línhas de milho CML-254 e L-82201-22-1-1, tanto em laboratório, usando uma solução de cinetina (6- furfuril-amino-purina), como em estufa, inoculando plântulas. As provas de caracterização demonstraram que os isolamentos efetivamente correspondiam a R. solani, ainda quando houve diferenças na cor das colônias, crescimento micelial e tamanho de esclerócios, entre outras. A análise molecular demonstrou que os isolamentos pertencem ao grupo de anastomosis AG1-IA. Na prova de inoculação em laboratório os isolamentos G1SOM1 e P2TUR3 tiveram maior índice de virulência. Em estufa, os isolamentos mais virulentos foram B1TOR1, P2TUR6 e B2SAB1. A linha CML-254 mostrou o maior nível de resistência à enfermidade em ambas provas de virulência. Os resultados permitiram identificar e caracterizar isolamentos que podem ser utilizados em programas de melhoramento genético para a identificação de possíveis fontes de resistência e na avaliação do germoplasma melhorado. Abstract in spanish En Venezuela la mancha bandeada del maíz, causada por Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, tiene una alta incidencia y distribución en las principales zonas maiceras, causando disminución de los rendimientos. En 2004 se condujeron ensayos con el objetivo de caracterizar y evaluar la virulencia de 25 aislamiento [...] s de R. solani. Para la caracterización se realizaron evaluaciones culturales, microscópicas y moleculares, estas últimas utilizando una secuencia de amplificación específica de la transcrita región espaciadora interna del ADN ribosomal (rADN-ITS). Para la evaluación de la virulencia se realizaron pruebas de inoculación en las líneas de maíz CML-254 y L-82201-22-1-1, tanto en laboratorio, usando una solución de cinetina (6- furfuril-amino-purina), como en invernadero, inoculando plántulas. Las pruebas de caracterización demostraron que los aislamientos efectivamente correspondían a R. solani, aun cuando hubo diferencias en el color de las colonias, crecimiento micelial y tamaño de esclerocios, entre otras. El análisis molecular demostró que los aislamientos pertenecen al grupo de anastomosis AG1-IA. En la prueba de inoculación en laboratorio los aislamientos G1SOM1 y P2TUR3 tuvieron mayor índice de virulencia. En invernadero los aislamientos más virulentos fueron B1TOR1, P2TUR6 y B2SAB1. La línea CML-254 mostró el mayor nivel de resistencia a la enfermedad en ambas pruebas de virulencia. Los resultados permitieron identificar y caracterizar aislamientos que pueden ser utilizados en programas de mejoramiento genético para la identificación de posibles fuentes de resistencia y en la evaluación del germoplasma mejorado. Abstract in english In Venezuela, banded leaf spot caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn is a widely distributed disease in the most important maize growing areas, causing important yield losses. In 2004, experiments were conducted with the purpose of characterizing and evaluating the virulence of 25 isolates of R. solani. [...] Characterization tests were performed throughout cultural, microscopic, and molecular evaluations, the latter using a specific ribosomal internal transcribed spacer region (rADN-ITS). Virulence tests were performed on the maize inbred lines CML-254 y L-82201-22-1-1, both in the laboratory using KIN solution (6-furfurilaminopurine), and in a greenhouse inoculating seedlings. Characterization tests demonstrated that all

  15. Identificación y virulencia de grupos de anastomosis de rhizoctonia solani kühn asociados con papa en mérida, venezuela

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    Luis, Cedeño; Chrystian, Carrero; Kleyra, Quintero; Yoneise, Araujo; Henry, Pino; Rosaima, García.

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Na Venezuela a batata (Solanum tuberosum) tem importância econômica particularmente nos estados andinos (Mérida, Táchira e Trujillo), cuja contribuição à produção nacional aproxima-se ao 80%. Há cinco anos, a enfermidade de rhizoctoniose, causada por Rhizoctonia solani, se transformou em um importan [...] te fator limitante do cultivo. A presente investigação foi realizada para determinar a identidade e virulência dos grupos de anastomose (AGs) associados com batata em doze localidades de Mérida e uma de Trujillo. Cento e setenta e seis isolamentos, cujas hifas e septos apresentaram a morfologia típica dos fungos do Complexo Rhizoctonia, foram obtidos de raízes, estolões, talhos, pecíolos e, principalmente, esclerócios sobre tubérculos. Cento e setenta e três isolamentos foram multinucleados e três binucleados. Os multinucleados foram reconhecidos como cepas de R. solani. Das 173 cepas de R. solani, 163 pertenceram ao AG-3 e 10 ao AG-2-1. Os AG-3 e AG-2-1 mediaram 9,5 e 8,3 núcleos / célula vegetativa, respectivamente. Os AG-3 foram encontrados em 12 das 13 localidades avaliadas e os AG-2-1 em três. Em uma localidade (El Valle) unicamente foram obtidas as cepas AG-2-1. Em Bailadores e Mucuchíes, cepas AG-3 e AG-2-1 foram isoladas de plantas cultivadas em um mesmo campo. Em geral, os AG-3 foram mais virulentos que os AG-2-1. A ampla disseminação e alta virulência dos AG-3 indicam que as cepas deste grupo são a principal causa de rhizoctoniosis na batata cultivada no estado Mérida e em Tuñame (Estado Trujillo). Abstract in spanish En Venezuela la papa (Solanum tuberosum) tiene importancia económica particularmente en los estados andinos (Mérida, Táchira y Trujillo), cuya contribución a la producción nacional se aproxima al 80%. Desde hace cinco años, la enfermedad de rhizoctoniosis, causada por Rhizoctonia solani, se ha conve [...] rtido en un importante factor limitante del cultivo. La presente investigación fue realizada para determinar la identidad y virulencia de los grupos de anastomosis (AGs) asociados con papa en doce localidades de Mérida y una de Trujillo. Ciento setenta y seis aislamientos, cuyas hifas y septos presentaron la morfología típica de los hongos del Complejo Rhizoctonia, fueron obtenidos de raíces, estolones, tallos, pecíolos y, principalmente, esclerocios sobre tubérculos. Ciento setenta y tres aislamientos fueron multinucleados y tres binucleados. Los multinucleados fueron reconocidos como cepas de R. solani. De las 173 cepas de R. solani, 163 pertenecieron al AG-3 y 10 al AG-2-1. Los AG-3 y AG-2-1 promediaron 9,5 y 8,3 núcleos / célula vegetativa, respectivamente. Los AG-3 fueron encontrados en 12 de las 13 localidades evaluadas y los AG-2-1 en tres. En una localidad (El Valle) únicamente se obtuvieron cepas AG-2-1. En Bailadores y Mucuchíes, cepas AG-3 y AG-2-1 fueron aisladas de plantas cultivadas en un mismo campo. En general, los AG-3 fueron más virulentos que los AG-2-1. La amplia diseminación y alta virulencia de los AG-3, indican que las cepas de este grupo son la principal causa de rhizoctoniosis en la papa cultivada en el estado Mérida y en Tuñame (Estado Trujillo). Abstract in english In Venezuela potato (Solanum tuberosum) has economic relevance particularly in the Andean states (Mérida, Tachira and Trujillo), whose contribution to the national production is approximately 80%. In the last five years the Rhizoctonia disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani, has become an important p [...] roduction limiting factor of potato production. The present study was carried out to determine the identity and virulence of R. solani anastomosis groups associated with potato in 12 localities of Mérida State and 1 locality in Trujillo State. One hundred and seventy six isolates whose hyphae and septa showed typical morphology of the fungi included in the Rhizoctonia Complex, were obtained from roots, stolons, petioles, and mainly from sclerotia on tubers. Of these isolates, 173 were multinucleate and 3 were binucleate. Multinucleat

  16. Induction of laccase activity in Rhizoctonia solani by antagonistic Pseudomonas fluorescens strains and a range of chemical treatments.

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    Crowe, J D; Olsson, S

    2001-05-01

    Fungi often produce the phenoloxidase enzyme laccase during interactions with other organisms, an observation relevant to the development of biocontrols. By incorporating the laccase substrate 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) into agar, we analyzed laccase induction in the plant-pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani when paired against isolates of the soil bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens. Substantial induction of R. solani laccase was seen only in pairings with strains of P. fluorescens known to produce antifungal metabolites. To study laccase induction further, a range of chemical treatments was applied to R. solani liquid cultures. p-Anisidine, copper(II), manganese(II), calcium ionophore A23187, lithium chloride, calcium chloride, cyclic AMP (cAMP), caffeine, amphotericin B, paraquat, ethanol, and isopropanol were all found to induce laccase; however, the P. fluorescens metabolite viscosinamide did not do so at the concentrations tested. The stress caused by these treatments was assessed by measuring changes in lipid peroxidation levels and dry weight. The results indicated that the laccase induction seen in pairing plate experiments was most likely due to calcium or heat shock signaling in response to the effects of bacterial metabolites, but that heavy metal and cAMP-driven laccase induction was involved in sclerotization. PMID:11319086

  17. Efeito do silício nas concentrações de lignina e de açúcares em bainhas de folhas de arroz infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani / Effect of silicon on lignin and sugar concentrations of leaf sheaths in rice plants infected by Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel Augusto, Schurt; Fabrício Ávila, Rodrigues; Jorge Luiz, Colodette; Vivian, Carré-Missio.

    Full Text Available A queima das bainhas, causada pelo fungo Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, é uma das mais importantes doenças que afetam a produção de arroz no mundo. Este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar o efeito do silício (Si) nas concentrações de lignina solúvel e insolúvel e de açúcares totais em bainhas de folhas [...] de arroz infectadas por R. solani. Plantas de arroz dos cultivares BR-Irga-409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva sem (0 mM) ou com (2 mM) Si. A concentração de Si nas bainhas das folhas das plantas dos cultivares BR-Irga-409 e Labelle supridas com Si aumentou em 77% e 84%, respectivamente, em relação às plantas não supridas com Si. O comprimento relativo da lesão de queima das bainhas foi significativamente menor nas bainhas das plantas supridas com Si em relação às bainhas das plantas não supridas com esse elemento. Não houve efeito do Si e nem da inoculação com R. solani nas concentrações de mananas, galactanas, arabinanas, xilanas, glucanas e de açúcares totais nas bainhas das plantas dos dois cultivares. Para as plantas dos dois cultivares supridas com Si, a concentração de açúcares totais foi menor quando comparada com a dos dois cultivares na ausência de Si. Não houve variação na concentração de lignina insolúvel, solúvel e total entre os cultivares. As concentrações de lignina insolúvel e total foram maiores nas plantas supridas com Si, independentemente da inoculação com R. solani. Em conclusão, plantas de arroz supridas com Si foram mais resistentes à queima das bainhas devido a uma maior lignificação dos tecidos das bainhas e menor concentração de açúcares totais. Abstract in english Sheath blight, caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, is the major disease affecting rice production worldwide. This study aimed to verify the effect of silicon (Si) on the concentrations of soluble and insoluble lignin and sugars in the leaf sheaths of rice plants infected by R. solani. Rice [...] plants from cultivars BR-Irga-409 and Labelle were grown in nutrient solution without or with Si (2 mM). As compared to plants non-supplied with Si, the Si concentration in leaf sheaths in cultivars BR-Irga-409 and Labelle supplied with Si increased by 77% and 84%, respectively. The relative lesion length of sheath blight was significantly lower in plants supplied with Si compared to non-supplied plants. There was no effect of Si or inoculation with R. solani on the concentrations of mannans, galactans, arabinans, xylans, glucans and sugars in the sheaths of plants from both cultivars. There was no variation in the concentrations of insoluble, soluble and total lignin between the cultivars. The concentrations of total and insoluble lignin were higher on plants supplied with Si regardless of inoculation with R. solani. In conclusion, the rice plants supplied with Si were more resistant to sheath blight due to an increase in the lignifications of the leaf sheath tissues and the lower concentration of total sugars.

  18. Analysis of Phaseolus vulgaris response to its association with Trichoderma harzianum (ALL-42) in the presence or absence of the phytopathogenic fungi Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium solani.

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    Pereira, Jackeline L; Queiroz, Rayner M L; Charneau, Sébastien O; Felix, Carlos R; Ricart, Carlos A O; da Silva, Francilene Lopes; Steindorff, Andrei Stecca; Ulhoa, Cirano J; Noronha, Eliane F

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    The present study was carried out to evaluate the ability of Trichoderma harzianum (ALL 42-isolated from Brazilian Cerrado soil) to promote common bean growth and to modulate its metabolism and defense response in the presence or absence of the phytopathogenic fungi Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium solani using a proteomic approach. T. harzianum was able to promote common bean plants growth as shown by the increase in root/foliar areas and by size in comparison to plants grown in its absence. The interaction was shown to modulate the expression of defense-related genes (Glu1, pod3 and lox1) in roots of P. vulgaris. Proteomic maps constructed using roots and leaves of plants challenged or unchallenged by T. harzianum and phytopathogenic fungi showed differences. Reference gels presented differences in spot distribution (absence/presence) and relative volumes of common spots (up or down-regulation). Differential spots were identified by peptide fingerprinting MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. A total of 48 identified spots (19 for leaves and 29 for roots) were grouped into protein functional classes. For leaves, 33%, 22% and 11% of the identified proteins were categorized as pertaining to the groups: metabolism, defense response and oxidative stress response, respectively. For roots, 17.2%, 24.1% and 10.3% of the identified proteins were categorized as pertaining to the groups: metabolism, defense response and oxidative stress response, respectively. PMID:24878929

  19. Biotic and abiotic factors associated with soil suppressiveness to Rhizoctonia solani / Fatores bióticos e abióticos associados à supressividade de solos a Rhizoctonia solani

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    Raquel, Ghini; Marcelo Augusto Boechat, Morandi.

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    Full Text Available As atividades agrícolas podem modificar as características do solo e, como conseqüência, alterar a incidência de patógenos veiculados pelo solo. Este trabalho avaliou a supressividade a R. solani em 59 amostras de solos de uma microbacia. As áreas amostradas foram selecionadas quanto à vegetação, in [...] cluindo mata, pasto/pousio, culturas anuais, culturas perenes e solo arado. As amostras de solo foram caracterizadas quanto às propriedades abióticas (pH, condutividade elétrica, teor de matéria orgânica, N total, P, K, Ca, Mg, Al, H, S, Na, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, B, capacidade de troca catiônica, soma de bases e saturação de bases) e bióticas (atividade microbiana do solo, avaliada pelo desprendimento de CO2 e hidrólise de diacetato de fluoresceína; comunidades de bactérias, fungos, actinomicetos, protozoários, Pseudomonas fluorescentes e Fusarium spp.). A contribuição e relação dessas variáveis para a supressividade a R. solani foram quantificadas por análise de coeficientes de trilha. Quando se avaliaram todas as amostras em conjunto, somente variáveis abióticas apresentaram correlação com a supressão a R. solani, mas o conjunto das variáveis explicou somente 51% da variação total. Entretanto, quando as amostras foram agrupadas e analisadas considerando o tipo de cobertura vegetal, o conjunto de variáveis explicou mais de 90% da variação da supressividade. Para as áreas de floresta e pasto/pousio, as quais foram classificadas como as mais supressivas, algumas variáveis abióticas e a hidrólise de diacetato de fluoresceína apresentaram correlação com a supressão de R. solani e o conjunto de variáveis explicou mais de 98% da supressividade nesses solos. Abstract in english Crop management may modify soil characteristics, and as a consequence, alter incidence of diseases caused by soilborne pathogens. This study evaluated the suppressiveness to R. solani in 59 soil samples from a microbasin. Soil sampling areas included undisturbed forest, pasture and fallow ground are [...] as, annual crops, perennial crops, and ploughed soil. The soil samples were characterized according to abiotic variables (pH; electrical conductivity; organic matter content; N total; P; K; Ca; Mg; Al; H; S; Na; Fe; Mn; Cu; Zn; B; cation exchange capacity; sum of bases and base saturation) and biotic variables (total microbial activity evaluated by the CO2 evolution and fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis; culturable bacterial, fungal, actinomycetes, protozoa, fluorescent Pseudomonas and Fusarium spp. communities). The contribution and relationships of these variables to suppression to R. solani were assessed by path analysis. When all samples were analyzed together, only abiotic variables correlated with suppression of R. solani, but the entire set of variables explained only 51% of the total variation. However, when samples were grouped and analyzed by vegetation cover, the set of evaluated variables in all cases accounted for more than 90% of the variation in suppression of the pathogen. In highly suppressive soils of forest and pasture/fallow ground areas, several abiotic variables and fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis correlated with suppression of R. solani and the set of variables explained more than 98% of suppressiveness.

  20. Evaluación de aislamientos de Trichoderma spp. contra Rhizoctonia solani y Sclerotium rolfsii bajo condiciones in vitro y de invernadero / Evaluation of Trichoderma spp. isolates against Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii under in vitro and greenhouse conditions

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    Liliana, Hoyos-Carvajal; Paola, Chaparro; Miriam, Abramsky; Ilan, Chet; Sergio, Orduz.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la eficacia biológica de ocho aislamientos de Trichoderma spp. provenientes de suelos de Colombia para el control de los agentes causales de volcamiento, Sclerotium rolfsii y Rhizoctonia solani, bajo condiciones in vitro y de invernadero. Los análisis in vitro mostraron la capacidad antagó [...] nica de todos los aislamientos evaluados. En condiciones de invernadero, cuatro aislamientos fueron altamente eficaces contra S. rolfsii en plantas de fríjol en semillero (>90% de reducción de la enfermedad) y dos aislamientos fueron eficaces contra R. solani en plantas de algodón en semillero (58 y 61% de reducción de la enfermedad). El análisis UP-PCR y DS-PCR permitió determinar tres grupos de aislamientos; dentro de estas asociaciones formadas no se encontró ninguna relación evidente entre la posición en el dendrograma y la actividad antagónica, pero sí permitió separar las especies de Trichoderma por grupos, e incluso encontrar diferencias dentro de aislamientos de una misma especie. Los resultados muestran que el comportamiento micoparasítico de los aislamientos de Trichoderma spp. varía según el hongo fitopatógeno, evidenciando una amplia especificidad del antagonista por su sustrato, es decir por el hongo atacado; por lo tanto es necesario realizar cuidadosas selecciones del aislamiento de Trichoderma que se utilice en programas de control de fitopatógenos. Abstract in english The biological effectiveness of eight isolates of Trichoderma spp. coming from Colombian soils was evaluated under in vitro and greenhouse conditions for the controlled causal agents of damping-off, Sclerotium rolfsii and Rhizoctonia solani. In vitro analysis showed the antagonistic capacity of all [...] evaluated isolates. Under greenhouse conditions, four isolates were highly effective against S. rolfsii in bean nursery plants (>90% of disease reduction) and two isolates were effective against R. solani in cotton nursery plants (58 and 61% of disease reduction). The analysis UP-PCR and DS-PCR permitted the determination of three groups of isolates. Within these associations no clear link between the position in the dendrogram and antagonistic activity was found, but it allowed separation of species of Trichoderma by groups and even within isolates of the same species. The results indicate that the mycoparasitic capacity of Trichoderma spp. varies according to the phytopathogen fungi, showing a broad specificity of the antagonist for its substrate that is attacked by the fungus. Therefore it is necessary to make careful selections of the isolates of Trichoderma to be used in pathogens control programs.

  1. Efeito do silício nas concentrações de lignina e de açúcares em bainhas de folhas de arroz infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt

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    Full Text Available A queima das bainhas, causada pelo fungo Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, é uma das mais importantes doenças que afetam a produção de arroz no mundo. Este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar o efeito do silício (Si nas concentrações de lignina solúvel e insolúvel e de açúcares totais em bainhas de folhas de arroz infectadas por R. solani. Plantas de arroz dos cultivares BR-Irga-409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva sem (0 mM ou com (2 mM Si. A concentração de Si nas bainhas das folhas das plantas dos cultivares BR-Irga-409 e Labelle supridas com Si aumentou em 77% e 84%, respectivamente, em relação às plantas não supridas com Si. O comprimento relativo da lesão de queima das bainhas foi significativamente menor nas bainhas das plantas supridas com Si em relação às bainhas das plantas não supridas com esse elemento. Não houve efeito do Si e nem da inoculação com R. solani nas concentrações de mananas, galactanas, arabinanas, xilanas, glucanas e de açúcares totais nas bainhas das plantas dos dois cultivares. Para as plantas dos dois cultivares supridas com Si, a concentração de açúcares totais foi menor quando comparada com a dos dois cultivares na ausência de Si. Não houve variação na concentração de lignina insolúvel, solúvel e total entre os cultivares. As concentrações de lignina insolúvel e total foram maiores nas plantas supridas com Si, independentemente da inoculação com R. solani. Em conclusão, plantas de arroz supridas com Si foram mais resistentes à queima das bainhas devido a uma maior lignificação dos tecidos das bainhas e menor concentração de açúcares totais.

  2. Unique DNA plasmid pRS64 associated with chromosomal DNAs of the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Wako, T; Ishikawa, T; Hashiba, T

    1991-12-01

    Unique DNA sequences homologous to the linear DNA plasmid pRS64 were investigated in chromosomal DNAs of isolates belonging to anastomosis group 4 (AG-4) of the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani. Chromosome-sized DNAs of isolates RI-64 and 1271 of AG-4 were separated into six bands by orthogonal-field-alternation gel electrophoresis and hybridized to a cloned segment of pRS64. A small chromosome-sized DNA band of approximately 1.1 Mb carried the sequences homologous to pRS64 DNA. Sequences homologous to pRS64 were also maintained within the chromosomal DNA of isolate 127.1 of AG-4 which does not possess the plasmid. The plasmid showed no homology to the mitochondrial DNA of isolate 1271. The possibility that the linear plasmid pRS64 may act as a transposable genetic element is discussed. PMID:1791435

  3. Diversity of Fluorescent Pseudomonas in Potato Crops of the Cundiboyacense Region and its in vitro Antagonic Activity against Rhizoctonia solani

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    D. Uribe

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Fluorescent Pseudomonas are one of the most important benefic bacteria of the rizhosphere. It is because they can control some soil borne phytopatogen agents as a result of their antagonistic capacity. There are few works about the composition and diversity of fluorescent Pseudomonas in tropical countries. In this work we studied the composition of fluorescent Pseudomonas form different potato crops located at the Cundiboyacense región between 2100 and 3200 mosl, which is the most important area of potato production in Colombia. This study also assesses the effect of some crop practices variables on rizosphere bacteria richness and diversity. Finally, it was determined the antagonistic capacity of some Pseudomonas fluorescens isolates against Rhizoctonia solani. A total of 45 rhizosphere samples were taken from 15 potato fields. To isolate the Pseudomonas it was used king B medium modified by us. Our results showed that this modified medium consistently allowed a more efficient recovery of the fluorescent Pseudomonas than the media reported in the literature. 80.7% and 82.7% of the fluorescent Pseudomonas isolated from the rizosphere and rizoplane respectively were Pseudomonas fluorescens. It suggest a low fluorescent pseudomonas diversity. Our work also denotes an effect of the maize-potato crop rotation strategy on the amount of the fluorescent Pseudomonas isolated from the rizosphere. These results may have importance in designing appropriate strategies for bio-controlling soil borne phytopathogens. In tropical countries like Colombia, this knowledge might help to improve crop yields. Finally it was found native isolates with antagonistic activity against Rhizoctonia solani in the bioassays in vitro, such results if not assure an efficient control of the pathogen in field conditions, may give an idea of the potentiality of P.fluorescens to be applied as bacterial community, strains or derived products of them.

  4. Molecular identification of thirteen isolates of Trichoderma spp. and evaluation of their pathogenicity towards Rhizoctonia solani Kühn / Identificación molecular y evaluación patogénica de trece aislamientos de Trichoderma spp. frente a Rhizoctonia solani Kühn

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    Danay, Infante; Benedicto, Martínez; Belkis, Peteira; Yusimy, Reyes; Alfredo, Herrera.

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    Full Text Available La incidencia de las enfermedades causadas por Rhizoctonia solani Kühn en las plantas aumenta cada año. Su control es fundamentalmente con productos químicos, en su mayoría muy tóxicos. Por tal razón, se investigan alternativas bioplaguicidas. Trichoderma spp. es uno de los hongos más utilizados par [...] a el control biológico de plagas, por sus propiedades y mecanismos de acción: competencia por el sustrato, antibiosis y micoparasitismo. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivos la identifi cación molecular y evaluación patogénica de 13 aislamientos del género Trichoderma frente a aislamientos de R. solani. Se evaluó su efecto antibiótico sobre aislamientos de 3 grupos de anastomosis de R. solani (AG-2.1, AG-5, AG-8) por el método de celofán. La identificación molecular partió de la secuenciación del espaciador interno del transcrito de la región del ADN ribosomal y del factor de elongación de la traducción EF1A. Más del 70 % de los aislamientos evaluados ejerció un efecto fungistático; mientras que el resto actuó como fungicida. La evaluación de la eficacia técnica en condiciones de campo corroboró estos resultados. A partir de la secuenciación y comparación de los datos de las secuencias depositadas en TrichoBLAST/GenBank, se comprobó que todos los aislamientos tenían el 100 % de identidad con la especie Trichoderma asperellum Samuels. Se seleccionaron los aislamientos 3, 13, 17, 75, 78, 85 y 90 como promisorios agentes de control biológico, por su alto potencial antibiótico y eficacia técnica en condiciones de campo. Abstract in english Disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn infestations has become a growing problem for commercially important crops. Although this fungus is usually controlled through the application of chemicals, the heavy ecological and financial toll of the latter has prompted for research on biopesticides as a [...] viable alternative. Trichoderma spp. is a well-known fungus often used for the biological control of crop pests, whose anti-fungal mechanisms include competition for the substrate, antibiosis and/or mycoparasitism. In the present work, we have used molecular techniques (sequencing of amplicons from the internal transcribed spacer of ribosomal DNA and the EF1A translation elongation factor) for the taxonomic identification of 13 Trichoderma spp. isolates in our collection, also evaluating their antibiotic effect on strains from three anastomosis groups of R. solani (AG-2.1, AG-5, AG-8) by the cellophane method. The sequences obtained from all isolates exhibited 100 % identity with deposited T. asperellum Samuels sequences in TrichoBLAST/GenBank, enabling their taxonomic assignment to this species. When analyzed by in vitro tests, over 70 % of the isolates exhibited a fungistatic effect towards R. solani, with the remaining strains exhibiting fungicidal activity; these results were later corroborated by technical efficacy tests under field conditions. Isolates 3, 13, 17, 75, 78, 85 and 90 were selected as potential biocontrol agents due to their high antibiotic activity and technical efficacy under field conditions.

  5. Controle de Rhizoctonia solani e Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli por biopreparados de isolados de Trichoderma spp. / Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli control by biopreparation with Trichoderma spp. isolates

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    Pedro Paulo, Dias; Ricardo Luis Louro, Berbara; Maria do Carmo de Araújo, Fernandes.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Os experimentos objetivaram avaliar em condições de casa de vegetação o biocontrole dos fitopatógenos Rhizoctonia solani (RS) e Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli (FOP) em alface (Lactuca sativa L.) cultivar Regina, e feijão-vagem (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar Alessa, respectivamente, utilizando c [...] omo agentes antagonistas, 10 isolados de Trichoderma spp. selecionados em testes in vitro. Foram feitos biopreparados à base de arroz previamente colonizado por isolados de Trichoderma spp. e posteriormente triturados. Para a realização dos testes, os biopreparados foram inoculados previamente na proporção de 10(9) conídios.mL-1, em substrato comercial para produção de mudas. Após sete dias, os patógenos foram introduzidos separadamente em duas concentrações distintas: R. solani na proporção de 144 mg de meio de arroz por kg de substrato e F. oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli inoculado na forma de suspensão contendo 4,75 x 10(6) conídios.mL-1. Avaliou-se a influência dos biopreparados na % de damping-off de pós-emergência em plantas de alface e a severidade de murcha em plantas de feijão-vagem. O biopreparado referente ao isolado T-03 foi o mais eficiente no controle de R. solani em plantas de alface cultivar Regina, por ter reduzido a incidência de damping-off de pós-emergência nessa cultura. Por outro lado, nenhum dos biopreparados apresentou efeito antagonista satisfatório à F. oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli em plantas de feijão-vagem. Abstract in english The experiments aimed to evaluate under greenhouse conditions the biocontrol of plant pathogens Rhizoctonia solani (RS) and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli (FOP) in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) cultivar Regina and in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar Alessa, respectively, using as antago [...] nistic agents 10 Trichoderma spp. isolates selected from in vitro tests. Inoculants were prepared with rice previously colonized by Trichoderma spp. and subsequently ground. For the tests, the antagonists were previously inoculated at a ratio of 10(9) conidia mL-1 on commercial substrate for seedling production. Following seven days, the pathogens were separately introduced at two different concentrations: R. solani at a ratio of 144 mg rice medium per kg of substrate and F oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli inoculated as a suspension containing 4.75 x 10(6) conidia mL-1. The influence of antagonists on % post-emergence damping-off in lettuce and the severity of wilt in common beans were evaluated. The biopreparation with T-03 isolate was most effective in controlling R. solani in lettuce cultivar Regina, for having reduced the incidence of post-emergence damping-off in this culture. On the other hand, none of the biopreparations showed satisfactory antagonistic effect on F. oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli in common bean plants.

  6. Efecto diferencial de seis aislamientos de trichoderma sobre la severidad de Rhizoctonia solani, desarrollo radical y crecimiento de plantas de maíz / Differential effect of six Trichoderma isolates on root development, plant growth and severity of Rhizoctonia solani on mayze

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    Yuleidy, López; Juan B, Pineda; Alexander, Hernández; Dilcia, Ulacio.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available La mancha bandeada de la hoja en maíz, Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, ha incrementado su incidencia en Venezuela y ocasiona considerables pérdidas en la producción. En muchos casos la microbiota del suelo sirve para proteger a la planta del ataque de patógenos y contribuye a su mayor desarrollo. Para estu [...] diar medidas de biocontrol de R. solani se seleccionaron seis aislamientos de Trichoderma provenientes de la rizósfera de plantas de maíz colectadas en varias localidades de los estados Portuguesa y Yaracuy, las cuales fueron utilizadas en pruebas de antagonismo en vivero con un sustrato esterilizado. En el sustrato se hicieron dos hoyos y en ellos se colocaron dos granos de arroz esterilizados y 2 mL de solución de esporas del antagonista a 3-7x10(6) conidios·mL-1. Luego se colocó una semilla de maíz híbrido D2000 en cada hoyo y dos esclerocios de R. solani, se adicionaron 3 mL de la solución del antagonista y se cubrió con suelo esterilizado. Con relación a la sobrevivencia de plantas, hubo un efecto positivo en los tratamientos donde se utilizaron las cepas de Trichoderma, obteniéndose valores entre 70 y 90 %. En cuanto a la severidad de la enfermedad en la planta hasta los 60 días, se obtuvieron valores de 82,5 % en el testigo y 16,2 % en el mejor tratamiento con Trichoderma. Para un aislamiento proveniente de Píritu-estado Portuguesa se produjo el avance de la enfermedad fue el menor. Este aislamiento, seguido por el procedente de Yaritagua-estado Yaracuy, propiciaron un mayor crecimiento de la planta y mayor desarrollo radical. Abstract in english The banded leaf spot disease on maize, Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, has increased its incidence in Venezuela, causing considerable damages and yield reduction. In many cases, soil microbiota can protect the plant from the pathogen attack and contributes to better plant development. In order to study for [...] ms of biocontrol of R. solani, six isolations of Trichoderma obtained from maize plant rizosphere were collected in several localities of Portuguesa and Yaracuy States; the isolations were used in antagonism tests on a sterilized substrate in nursery. Two orifices were made in the substrate and sterilized grains of rice were placed on them, covering with 2 mL of spore solution of the antagonist (3-7x10(6) conidia mL-1). Later, one maize of seed hybrid D2000 and two esclerotia of R. solani was placed in each hole and added 3 mL of the solution of the antagonist, covering with sterilized soil. In relation to plant survival, there was a positive effect of the treatments where Trichoderma was used, obtaining values between 70 and 90 %. As far as plant disease severity up to 60 days, it was obtained a value of 82.5 % in the control and 16.2 % in the best treatment with Trichoderma. For the isolation coming from Píritu-Portuguesa State, the advance of the disease was the smallest. This isolation, followed by the one coming from Yaritagua-Yaracuy State, promoted a greater plant growth and better root development.

  7. Relato de Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 HG I em crisântemo (Papiro Branco e Amarelo) e R. solani AG-4 HG III em gipsófila no estado de São Paulo, Brasil, e sua patogenicidade cruzada / Report of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 HG I on chrysanthemum (White and Yellow Papyrus) and R. solani AG-4 HG III on gypsophila in the São Paulo State, Brazil, and their cross pathogenicity

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    César Júnior, Bueno; Wagner, Bettiol; Edisson Chavarro, Mesa; Paulo Cézar, Ceresini.

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    Full Text Available Atualmente, grupamento de anastomose (AG) de Rhizoctonia sp. em crisântemo e ocorrência deste fungo em gipsófila ainda não foram relatados no Brasil. Assim, realizou-se teste de patogenicidade normal e cruzada e sequenciamento da região ITS-5.8S rDNA para identificar o AG de isolado obtido de planta [...] s de crisântemo (Papiro Branco) e de gipsófila, ambas originárias de Holambra / São Paulo, Brasil. Após os testes, relata-se pela primeira vez a ocorrência de R. solani AG-4 HG I em crisântemo (Papiro Branco e Amarelo) e R. solani AG-4 HG III em gipsófila, no estado de São Paulo, Brasil, e, também, a sua patogenicidade cruzada. Abstract in english Currently, anastomosis groups (AG) of Rhizoctonia sp. on chrysanthemum and occurrence of this fungus on gypsophila have not been reported in Brazil. However, in the present study, normal and cross pathogenicity and sequencing of ITS-5.8S rDNA regions were used to confirm the AG of isolate of Rhizoct [...] onia sp. obtained from chrysanthemum (White Papyrus) and from gypsophila plants cultivated in Holambra / São Paulo, Brazil. After these tests, it was confirmed the report of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 HG I on chrysanthemum (White and Yellow Papyrus) and R. solani AG-4 HG III on gypsophila in the São Paulo state, Brazil, and also their cross pathogenicity.

  8. Biological control of Rhizoctonia solani in potato by antagonists : field testing of the effect of inoculation of seed tubers with Verticillium biguttatum and other antagonists in 1981 and 1982

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    G. Jager; Velvis, H

    1983-01-01

    Onderzoek naar de biologische bestrijding van Rhizoctonia solani in aardappelen op verschillende grondsoorten (klei, zavel en zand) door middel van inoculatie van de poters met de schimmel Verticillium biguttatum en andere antagonisten, inklusief Azotobacter chroococcum. Verticillium biguttatum gaf een bescherming voor infektie van spruiten vanuit sklerotien op de poter en een vermindering van de effekten van primaire Rhizoctonia (overgebracht via pootgoed) op de spruiten

  9. Nuclear magnetic resonance: a tool for imaging belowground damage caused by Heterodera schachtii and Rhizoctonia solani on sugar beet

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    Hillnhütter, C.; Sikora, R. A.; Oerke, E. -C.; van Dusschoten, D.

    2012-01-01

    Belowground symptoms of sugar beet caused by the beet cyst nematode (BCN) Heterodera schachtii include the development of compensatory secondary roots and beet deformity, which, thus far, could only be assessed by destructively removing the entire root systems from the soil. Similarly, the symptoms of Rhizoctonia crown and root rot (RCRR) caused by infections of the soil-borne basidiomycete Rhizoctonia solani require the same invasive approach for identification. Here nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used for the non-invasive detection of belowground symptoms caused by BCN and/or RCRR on sugar beet. Excessive lateral root development and beet deformation of plants infected by BCN was obvious 28 days after inoculation (dai) on MRI images when compared with non-infected plants. Three-dimensional images recorded at 56 dai showed BCN cysts attached to the roots in the soil. RCRR was visualized by a lower intensity of the MRI signal at sites where rotting occurred. The disease complex of both organisms together resulted in RCRR development at the site of nematode penetration. Damage analysis of sugar beet plants inoculated with both pathogens indicated a synergistic relationship, which may result from direct and indirect interactions. Nuclear MRI of plants may provide valuable, new insight into the development of pathogens infecting plants below- and aboveground because of its non-destructive nature and the sufficiently high spatial resolution of the method. PMID:21948851

  10. The impact of the pathogen Rhizoctonia solani and its beneficial counterpart Bacillus amyloliquefaciens on the indigenous lettuce microbiome

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    Full Text Available Lettuce belongs to the most commonly raw eaten food worldwide and its microbiome plays an important role for both human and plant health. Yet, little is known about the impact of potentially occurring pathogens and beneficial inoculants of the indigenous microorganisms associated with lettuce. To address this question we studied the impact of the phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani and the biological control agent Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 on the indigenous rhizosphere and phyllosphere community of greenhouse-grown lettuce at two plant stages. The rhizosphere and phyllosphere gammaproteobacterial microbiomes of lettuce plants showed clear differences in their overall and core microbiome composition as well as in corresponding diversity indices. The rhizosphere was dominated by Xanthomonadaceae (48% and Pseudomonadaceae (37% with Rhodanobacter, Pseudoxanthomonas, Dokdonella, Luteimonas, Steroidobacter, Thermomonas as core inhabitants, while the dominating taxa associated to phyllosphere were Pseudomonadaceae (54%, Moraxellaceae (16% and Enterobacteriaceae (25% with Alkanindiges, Pantoea and a group of Enterobacteriaceae unclassified at genus level. The preferential occurrence of enterics in the phyllosphere was the most significant difference between both habitats. Additional enhancement of enterics on the phyllosphere was observed in bottom rot diseased lettuce plants, while Acinetobacter and Alkanindiges were identified as indicators of healthy plants. Interestingly, the microbial diversity was enhanced by treatment with both the pathogen, and the co-inoculated biological control agent. The highest impact and bacterial diversity was found by Rhizoctonia inoculation, but FZB42 lowered the impact of Rhizoctonia on the microbiome. This study shows that the indigenous microbiome shifts as a consequence to pathogen attack but FZB42 can compensate these effects, which supports their role as biocontrol agent and suggests a novel mode of action.

  11. Comparison of the growth and some morphological and anatomical features of Rhizoctonia cerealis and R. solani

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    Zbigniew Weber; Tomasz Zdziebkowski

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    In laboratory experiments were observed diameter of hyphae as well as the influence of temperature and kind of medium on mycelium growth, colour of colony and forming of sclerotia by R. cerealis and R. solani.

  12. Comparison of the growth and some morphological and anatomical features of Rhizoctonia cerealis and R. solani

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    Full Text Available In laboratory experiments were observed diameter of hyphae as well as the influence of temperature and kind of medium on mycelium growth, colour of colony and forming of sclerotia by R. cerealis and R. solani.

  13. Overexpression of snakin-1 gene enhances resistance to Rhizoctonia solani and Erwinia carotovora in transgenic potato plants.

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    Almasia, Natalia I; Bazzini, Ariel A; Hopp, H Esteban; Vazquez-Rovere, Cecilia

    2008-05-01

    Snakin-1 (SN1), a cysteine-rich peptide with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity in vitro, was evaluated for its ability to confer resistance to pathogens in transgenic potatoes. Genetic variants of this gene were cloned from wild and cultivated Solanum species. Nucleotide sequences revealed highly evolutionary conservation with 91-98% identity values. Potato plants (S. tuberosum subsp. tuberosum cv. Kennebec) were transformed via Agrobacterium tumefaciens with a construct encoding the S. chacoense SN1 gene under the regulation of the ubiquitous CaMV 35S promoter. Transgenic lines were molecularly characterized and challenged with either Rhizoctonia solani or Erwinia carotovora to analyse whether constitutive in vivo overexpression of the SN1 gene may lead to disease resistance. Only transgenic lines that accumulated high levels of SN1 mRNA exhibited significant symptom reductions of R. solani infection such as stem cankers and damping-off. Furthermore, these overexpressing lines showed significantly higher survival rates throughout the fungal resistance bioassays. In addition, the same lines showed significant protection against E. carotovora measured as: a reduction of lesion areas (from 46.5 to 88.1% with respect to the wild-type), number of fallen leaves and thickened or necrotic stems. Enhanced resistance to these two important potato pathogens suggests in vivo antifungal and antibacterial activity of SN1 and thus its possible biotechnological application. PMID:18705874

  14. Ribosome Inactivating Protein of barley enhanced resistance to Rhizoctonia solani in transgenic potato cultivar 'Desirée' in greenhouse conditions

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    M'hamdi, M.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, the potato cultivar 'Desirée' was transformed via Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA4404 containing the plasmid pBIN19 which harbors the Ribosome Inactivating Protein (rip30. The potato leaf discs were used as an explant for transformation. The in vitro regeneration parameters (percentage of callus regenerated, number of shoots per callus, percentage of regenerated roots and percentage of the transgenic plants were evaluated. The PCR technique was used for identification of transformed plants. Southern and Western blot analyses were applied for molecular characterization of the transgenic clones. A greenhouse assay was carried out to evaluate the resistance to Rhizoctonia solani pathogen of transgenic clones expressing the rip30 gene. The results revealed that not all the plants developed in selective medium were positive for the corresponding gene using the PCR technique. Southern blot analysis demonstrated that the tested transgenic plants integrated three copies of rip30 gene into their genome. The expression of the RIP30 protein was confirmed in the leaf extracts of the transgenic clones by Western blot analysis. Resistance evaluation of the transgenic plants in greenhouse conditions showed that disease incidence and severity were reduced for R. solani.

  15. Sequence variation of the rDNA ITS regions within and between anastomosis groups in Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Kuninaga, S; Natsuaki, T; Takeuchi, T; Yokosawa, R

    1997-09-01

    Sequence analysis of the rDNA region containing the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions and the 5.8s rDNA coding sequence was used to evaluate the genetic diversity of 45 isolates within and between anastomosis groups (AGs) in Rhizoctonia solani. The 5.8s rDNA sequence was completely conserved across all the AGs examined, whereas the ITS rDNA sequence was found to be highly variable among isolates. The sequence homology in the ITS regions was above 96% for isolates of the same subgroup, 66-100% for isolates of different subgroups within an AG, and 55-96% for isolates of different AGs. In neighbor-joining trees based on distances derived from ITS-5.8s rDNA sequences, subgroups IA, IB and IC within AG-1 and subgroups HG-I and HG-II within AG-4 were placed on statistically significant branches as assessed by bootstrap analysis. These results suggest that sequence analysis of ITS rDNA regions of R. solani may be a valuable tool for identifying AG subgroups of biological significance. PMID:9339350

  16. The adaptive potential of a plant pathogenic fungus, Rhizoctonia solani AG-3, under heat and fungicide stress.

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    Willi, Yvonne; Frank, Aline; Heinzelmann, Renate; Kälin, Andrea; Spalinger, Lena; Ceresini, Paulo C

    2011-07-01

    The ability to improve fitness via adaptive evolution may be affected by environmental change. We tested this hypothesis in an in vitro experiment with the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 3 (AG-3), assessing genetic and environmental variances under two temperatures (optimal and higher than optimal) and three fungicide concentrations (no fungicide, low and high concentration of a copper-based fungicide). We measured the mean daily growth rate, the coefficient of variation for genotypic (I (G)) and environmental variance (I (E)) in growth, and broad-sense heritability in growth. Both higher temperature and increased fungicide concentration caused a decline in growth, confirming their potential as stressors for the pathogen. All types of standardized variances in growth-I (G), phenotypic variance, and I (E) as a trend-increased with elevated stress. However, heritability was not significantly higher under enhanced stress because the increase in I (G) was counterbalanced by somewhat increased I (E). The results illustrate that predictions for adaptation under environmental stress may depend on the type of short-term evolvability measure. Because mycelial growth is linked to fitness, I (G) reflects short-term evolvability better than heritability, and it indicates that the evolutionary potential of R. solani is positively affected by stress. PMID:21751097

  17. Expression of the linear DNA plasmid pRS64 in the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Hongo, M; Miyasaka, A; Suzuki, F; Hashiba, T

    1994-11-01

    The plant pathogenic isolate RI-64 of anastomosis group 4 of Rhizoctonia solani possesses three linear DNA plasmids (pRS64-1, -2, and -3). Unique poly(A)- RNA, 0.5 kb in length and hybridizable with the pRS64 DNAs was found in mycelial cells of the isolate RI-64. The overall homology at the nucleotide level between pRS64-1, -2, and -3, and the cDNA prepared from the poly(A)- RNA was 100%, 73%, and 84%, respectively. The open reading frames found in pRS64-1, -2, and -3 (ORF1-1, ORF2-1, and ORF3-1) are 68 amino acids long. The amino acids sequence showed no significant homology with known proteins. Extracts from Escherichia coli cells expressing ORF1-1 contain a specific protein of 7 kDa. Antisera raised against the ORF1-1 product obtained from E. coli cells cross-reacted with the specific proteins found in the mycelia. The results indicate that the DNA plasmids found in R. solani contain a sequence that encodes a specific protein which may be involved in determination of plant pathogenicity. PMID:7529353

  18. Characterization of Mycorrhizal Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani from an Orchid, Including AG-12, a New Anastomosis Group.

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    Carling, D E; Pope, E J; Brainard, K A; Carter, D A

    1999-10-01

    ABSTRACT Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani collected from mycorrhizal orchid (Pterostylis acuminata) plants and adjacent leaf litter were characterized. Of 23 selected isolates, 20 were members of a new anastomosis group (AG-12) and the rest were members of AG-6. There were no bridging anastomosis reactions observed between AG-12 and other AGs of R. solani. Among the 20 isolates of AG-12 evaluated, 18 vegetatively compatible populations were detected, indicating diversity within the AG. Mature cultures were dark brown, as were mature sclerotia. Some cultures produced alternating dark- and light-colored concentric rings, with sclerotia forming in the darker rings. Most cultures were appressed to the agar surface. In tests run to characterize pathogenic potential, selected mycorrhizal isolates of AG-12 and AG-6 did little damage to potato and barley seedlings, moderate damage to head lettuce seedlings, and more extensive damage to seedlings of cauliflower and radish. Isolates of AG-12 have not been observed to fruit in nature, and all attempts to induce formation of the teleomorph (Thanatephorus cucumeris) in the laboratory by selected isolates of AG-12 failed. PMID:18944739

  19. Effect of Certain Fungicides and Isolates of Antagonistic Fungi on Rhizoctonia solani, the Causal Agent of Rice Sheath Blight

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    S. A. Elahinia

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Antagonistic fungi Trichoderma harzianum (T1, from bean fields in Ahwaz, T2, from rice fields in Rasht, T. viride (T3 from bean fields in Shahriar, T4 from the collection in Plant Pest and Disease Institute, Tehran, Gliocladium virens (from bean fields in Kamal Abad, Karaj and some fungicides (Benomyl, Carbendazim, Carboxin-Thiram, edifenphos and Zineb were used to control sheath blight of rice incited by Rhizoctonia solani in vitro and under greenhouse conditions. The experiment was carried out in a completely randomized design with 12 treatments and four replications on Khazar rice cultivar in a soil infected by R. solani under greenhouse conditions. The results showed that the antagonistic fungi reduce sheath blight by 19.8 (T1, 21.5 (T2, 27.5 (T3, 19.6 (T4 and 18.5 (G1 percent. The antagonistic fungi in order of efficacy were T2>T3>T1>T4>G1. Benomyl, Carbendazim, Carboxin-thiram, Edifenphos and Zineb reduced disease by 32.5, 21.5, 12.8, 9.5 and 0 percent, respectively. Statistical analysis of data indicated that there existed no significant differences between T1, T3, T4, and G1 and Carbendazim fungicide to control disease; however, the isolate T2 was as effective as Benomyl but Zineb had no effect on sheath blight.

  20. Potential for the integration of biological and chemical control of sheath blight disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani on rice.

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    Boukaew, Sawai; Klinmanee, Chanasirin; Prasertsan, Poonsuk

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    Biological control using antagonistic microbes to minimize the use of chemical pesticides has recently become more prevalent. In an attempt to find an integrated control system for sheath blight, caused by Rhizoctonia solani in rice, Streptomyces philanthi RM-1-138, commercial formulations of Bacillus subtilis as Larminar® and B. subtilis strain NSRS 89-24+MK-007 as Biobest® and chemical fungicides including carbendazim®, validamycin®, propiconazole® and mancozeb® were applied alone and in combination with S. philanthi RM-1-138. In vitro experiments showed that all treatments tested did provide some control against mycelial growth and sclerotia production by R. solani PTRRS-9. In addition, the four chemical fungicides had no detrimental effects on S. philanthi RM-1-138 even at high concentrations (up to 100 ?g/ml). The efficacy of S. philanthi RM-1-138, the commercial formulations of B. subtilis, chemical fungicides alone or in combination with S. philanthi RM-1-138 was also tested in a greenhouse experiment against sheath blight disease on rice plants. All treatments showed some protection of rice for sheath blight by 47-60 % when carbendazim® was applied alone and up to 74 % when combined with S. philanthi RM-1-138. PMID:23653261

  1. Biological Control Potential of Two Streptomyces Isolates on Rhizoctonia solani, the Causal Agent of Damping-off of Sugar Beet

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    Sadeghi, A.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Biological control of sugar beet damping-off of Rhizoctonia solani by two Streptomyces isolates (S2 and C was evaluated in this study. The in vitro antagonism assays showed that active isolates had inhibitory effects on mycelium growth of the three R. solani AG-4 isolates (Rs1, Rs2 and Rs3. Soil treatment either with isolate S2 or C formulation inhibited the disease completely and increased seedling stand in infected and uninfected treatments significantly (p<0.05. Compared to controls, all treatments containing bacteria had enhanced shoot and root dry weight and root density. Both bacterial isolates maintained normal growth in pH ranges of 5.6, 7.2 and 8.0 at 29°C. Isolate C grew in pH ranges 5.6, 7.2 and 8.0 at 23-37°C, isolate S2 grew at 18-37°C in pH 5.6-8.0 but did not grow in acidic medium at 37°C. When pH decreased to 5.0, growth of C decreased and S2 inhibited. To elucidate the mode of antagonism, chitinase activity and siderophore production were evaluated. Both isolates showed chitinase activity on medium containing colloidal chitin. Biosynthesis of siderophore was detectable in isolate C but not in S2. The results of this study showed that these isolates had antifungal activities by production of siderophore and chitinase.

  2. Caracterización de aislamientos de Rhizoctonia Solani Kühn que inducen pudriciones radicales en cultivares de caraota (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.)

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    Bárbara, Gutiérrez; Maria Suleima, González; Alberto, Salih L.

    Full Text Available Plántulas sintomáticas de caraota (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) fueron analizadas con objetivo de estudiar las pudriciones radicales inducidas por Rhizoctonia solani. Tres aislamientos identificados con las siglas CRH-V, CRH-F y CRH-558, que presentaban diferencias morfológicas entre sí, fueron utilizados [...] . Se evaluaron 18 cultivares de caraota. Se caracterizaron los grupos de anastomosis de R. solani asociados al cultivo y se determinó su patogenicidad. Los tres aislamientos sobre presentaron diferencias significativas con relación al crecimiento. Los aislamientos CRH-F y CRH-558 mostraron zonación. El aislamiento CRH-F formó esclerocios bajo luz artificial. Todos los aislamientos produjeron esclerocios bajo luz natural. En las reacciones hifales, los aislamientos CRH-F y CRH-558 produjeron solo contacto hifal con el patrón AG-1-1 y AG-4, respectivamente, y en el CRH-V no hubo interacción. Se detectaron diferencias significativas para el peso seco de las raíces y parte aérea entre cultivares, aislamientos e interacciones cultivar x aislamiento. Todos los aislamientos afectaron tanto el desarrollo radical como el aéreo en los cultivares evaluados. El aislamiento CRH-558 causó mayor disminución al peso seco en raíces y parte aérea. En las interacciones entre aislamientos y cultivares: MEX-E-62, Tacarigua y Victoria presentaron mayor peso seco de las raíces. Abstract in english Symptomatic black bean seedlings (Phaseolus vulgaris L) were analized in order to determine the root rot induced by R. solani. Three isolates of R. solani, which showed morphological differences were labeled with the acronyms CRH-V, CRH-F and CRH-558 and utilized. Eighteen beans cultivars were evalu [...] ated. Anastomosis groups of R. solani associated to the crop were characterized and their pathogenicity was determined. Significant differences in growth rate were found among the three isolates on PDA. The isolates CRH-F and CRH-558 showed zonation. The isolate CRH-F produced sclerotia under artificial light. Under natural light, all the isolates produced sclerotia. In hyphal reactions, the isolates CRH-F and CRH-558 showed only hyphal contact with AG-1-1 and AG-4, respectively. The isolate CRH-V showed no reaction. There were significant differences for the root and aerial part dry weight among cultivars, isolates and the interactions cultivars by isolates. The isolate CRH-558 caused higher reduction on dry weight and aerial part. In the interaction among isolates and cultivars, MEX -62, Tacarigua and Victoria showed higher root dry weight.

  3. Efecto de algunos fungicidas sobre la interacción Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn-Micorriza vesículo arbuscular en soya, Glycine max Merril

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    Sánchez de Prager Marina

    1987-09-01

    Full Text Available En el campo se dispuso de dos preparaciones de suelo: natural y desinfectado químicamente (Ditrapex-CE y en el invernadero de suelo esterilizado con vapor. Se utilizaron los fungicidas Propamocarb, SN-84364, PCNB y Vitavax-300. Se contó con la flora micorrizógena natural y una cepa introducida, Glomus manihotis. R. solani disminuyó en un 50 % la emergencia de la soya, comportándose más agresivo en suelo desinfectado. En los primeros 15 días su ataque se incrementó y redujo el desarrollo de MVA en suelo natural. Al avanzar la edad de la planta decreció su infección. Con relación a la MVA la tendencia es contraria. La presencia de la MVA, incluyendo G. manihotis no incrementó significativamente la materia seca y el rendimiento de la soya. Al desinfectar el suelo los fungicidas afectaron negativamente la infección micorrizógena, mientras que en suelo natural no sucedió este fenómeno, al contrario SN-84364 incrementó su presencia. Este producto es el que menos afecta la simbiosis en el suelo desinfectado. Los fungicidas SN-84364 y PCNB mostraron gran especificidad contra R. solani y Vitavax-300 mayor espectro de acción.With the object to evaluate in the soybeans crop behavior in the interaction of Rhizoctonia solani, vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae (VAM and fungicides used to treatment of seed, two different soil preparations were used in the field trials: natural and chemically disinfected (Ditrapex-CE and under greenhouse: using vapor- sterilized. Was utilized the fungicides Propamocarb, SN-84364, PCNB y Vitavax- 300. Be had into account the natural mycorrhizal flora and a source of Glomus manihotis introduced. R. solani reduced the emergence of soybean by 50%, the above-metioned pathogen was more agressive in disinfected soil. In the 15 days first the attack increased and reduced the VAM development in the natural soil. With the age of the plant the pathogen infection decreased. With relation by VAM is contrary the tendency. The presence of VAM, G. manihotis including, not increased significantly the dry mass and yield of the soybean. The fungicides diminished the VAM infection in both chemically and physically disinfected soil, whereas this does not ocurr in natural soil,SN-84364, on the other hand, increased the VAM infection. This product affected least the simbiosis in the disinfected soil. SN-84364 and PCNB exhibitited their great especifity against R. solani and Vitavax-300 a greater spectrum of action.

  4. Caracterización de aislamientos de Rhizoctonia Solani Kühn que inducen pudriciones radicales en cultivares de caraota (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.

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    Bárbara Gutiérrez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Plántulas sintomáticas de caraota (Phaseolus vulgaris L. fueron analizadas con objetivo de estudiar las pudriciones radicales inducidas por Rhizoctonia solani. Tres aislamientos identificados con las siglas CRH-V, CRH-F y CRH-558, que presentaban diferencias morfológicas entre sí, fueron utilizados. Se evaluaron 18 cultivares de caraota. Se caracterizaron los grupos de anastomosis de R. solani asociados al cultivo y se determinó su patogenicidad. Los tres aislamientos sobre presentaron diferencias significativas con relación al crecimiento. Los aislamientos CRH-F y CRH-558 mostraron zonación. El aislamiento CRH-F formó esclerocios bajo luz artificial. Todos los aislamientos produjeron esclerocios bajo luz natural. En las reacciones hifales, los aislamientos CRH-F y CRH-558 produjeron solo contacto hifal con el patrón AG-1-1 y AG-4, respectivamente, y en el CRH-V no hubo interacción. Se detectaron diferencias significativas para el peso seco de las raíces y parte aérea entre cultivares, aislamientos e interacciones cultivar x aislamiento. Todos los aislamientos afectaron tanto el desarrollo radical como el aéreo en los cultivares evaluados. El aislamiento CRH-558 causó mayor disminución al peso seco en raíces y parte aérea. En las interacciones entre aislamientos y cultivares: MEX-E-62, Tacarigua y Victoria presentaron mayor peso seco de las raíces.Symptomatic black bean seedlings (Phaseolus vulgaris L were analized in order to determine the root rot induced by R. solani. Three isolates of R. solani, which showed morphological differences were labeled with the acronyms CRH-V, CRH-F and CRH-558 and utilized. Eighteen beans cultivars were evaluated. Anastomosis groups of R. solani associated to the crop were characterized and their pathogenicity was determined. Significant differences in growth rate were found among the three isolates on PDA. The isolates CRH-F and CRH-558 showed zonation. The isolate CRH-F produced sclerotia under artificial light. Under natural light, all the isolates produced sclerotia. In hyphal reactions, the isolates CRH-F and CRH-558 showed only hyphal contact with AG-1-1 and AG-4, respectively. The isolate CRH-V showed no reaction. There were significant differences for the root and aerial part dry weight among cultivars, isolates and the interactions cultivars by isolates. The isolate CRH-558 caused higher reduction on dry weight and aerial part. In the interaction among isolates and cultivars, MEX -62, Tacarigua and Victoria showed higher root dry weight.

  5. Highly polymorphic in silico-derived microsatellite loci in the potato-infecting fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 from the Colombian Andes.

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    Ferrucho, R L; Zala, M; Zhang, Z; Cubeta, M A; Garcia-Dominguez, C; Ceresini, P C

    2009-05-01

    Fourteen polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers derived from the draft genome sequence of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 (AG-3), strain Rhs 1AP, were designed and characterized from the potato-infecting soil fungus R. solani AG-3. All loci were polymorphic in two field populations collected from Solanum tuberosum and S. phureja in the Colombian Andes. The total number of alleles per locus ranged from two to seven, while gene diversity (expected heterozygosity) varied from 0.11 to 0.81. Considering the variable levels of genetic diversity observed, these markers should be useful for population genetic analyses of this important dikaryotic fungal pathogen on a global scale. PMID:21564823

  6. Biological Control Potential of Two Streptomyces Isolates on Rhizoctonia solani, the Causal Agent of Damping-off of Sugar Beet

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    2006-01-01

    Biological control of sugar beet damping-off of Rhizoctonia solani by two Streptomyces isolates (S2 and C) was evaluated in this study. The in vitro antagonism assays showed that active isolates had inhibitory effects on mycelium growth of the three R. solani AG-4 isolates (Rs1, Rs2 and Rs3). Soil treatment either with isolate S2 or C formulation inhibited the disease completely and increased seedling stand in infected and uninfected treatments significantly (p<0.05). Compared to controls,...

  7. EFFECT OF LABEL AND SUBLABEL RATES OF METAM SODIUM IN COMBINATION WITH TRICHODERMA HAMATUM, T. HARZIANUM, T. VIRENS, T. VIRIDE ON SURVIVAL AND SAPROPHYTIC ACTIVITY OF RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI IN SOIL

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    This work was undertaken to determine the effects of Trichoderma spp. combined with label and sublabel rates of metam sodium on survival and saprophytic activity of Rhizoctonia solani in soil. To study survival, sterile beet seed were colonized with R. solani and used to infest soil. Soils were al...

  8. Molecular diversity analysis of Rhizoctonia solani isolates infecting various pulse crops in different agro-ecological regions of India.

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    Dubey, Sunil C; Tripathi, Aradhika; Upadhyay, B K

    2012-11-01

    Genetic diversity of 89 isolates of Rhizoctonia solani isolated from different pulse crops representing 21 states from 16 agro-ecological regions of India, 49 morphological, and 7 anastomosis groups (AGs) was analyzed using 12 universal rice primers (URPs), 22 random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), and 23 inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) markers. Both URPs and RAPD markers provided 100 % polymorphism with the bands ranging from 0.1 to 5 kb in size, whereas ISSR markers gave 99.7 % polymorphism with the bands sizes ranging from 0.1 to 3 kb. The marker URP 38F followed by URP13R, URP25F, and URP30F, RAPD marker R1 followed by OPM6, A3 and OPA12 and ISSR3 followed by ISSR1, ISSR4, and ISSR20 produced the highest number of amplicons. R. solani isolates showed a high level of genetic diversity. Unweighted pair group method with an arithmetic average (UPGMA) analysis grouped the isolates into 7 major clusters at 35 % genetic similarity using the three sets of markers evaluated. In spite of using three different types of markers, about 95 % isolates shared common grouping patterns. The majority of the isolates representing various AGs were grouped together into different sub-clusters using all three types of markers. Molecular groups of the isolates did not correspond to agro-ecological regions or states and crops of the origin. An attempt was made for the first time in the present study to determine the genetic diversity of R. solani populations isolated from different pulse crops representing various AGs and agro-ecological regions. PMID:22653790

  9. Controle de Rhizoctonia solani e Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli por biopreparados de isolados de Trichoderma spp.

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    Pedro Paulo Dias

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    Full Text Available Os experimentos objetivaram avaliar em condições de casa de vegetação o biocontrole dos fitopatógenos Rhizoctonia solani (RS e Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli (FOP em alface (Lactuca sativa L. cultivar Regina, e feijão-vagem (Phaseolus vulgaris L. cultivar Alessa, respectivamente, utilizando como agentes antagonistas, 10 isolados de Trichoderma spp. selecionados em testes in vitro. Foram feitos biopreparados à base de arroz previamente colonizado por isolados de Trichoderma spp. e posteriormente triturados. Para a realização dos testes, os biopreparados foram inoculados previamente na proporção de 10(9 conídios.mL-1, em substrato comercial para produção de mudas. Após sete dias, os patógenos foram introduzidos separadamente em duas concentrações distintas: R. solani na proporção de 144 mg de meio de arroz por kg de substrato e F. oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli inoculado na forma de suspensão contendo 4,75 x 10(6 conídios.mL-1. Avaliou-se a influência dos biopreparados na % de damping-off de pós-emergência em plantas de alface e a severidade de murcha em plantas de feijão-vagem. O biopreparado referente ao isolado T-03 foi o mais eficiente no controle de R. solani em plantas de alface cultivar Regina, por ter reduzido a incidência de damping-off de pós-emergência nessa cultura. Por outro lado, nenhum dos biopreparados apresentou efeito antagonista satisfatório à F. oxysporum f.sp. phaseoli em plantas de feijão-vagem.

  10. Effects of methamidophos on the community structure, antagonism towards Rhizoctonia solani, and phlD diversity of soil Pseudomonas.

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    Wu, Minna; Li, Xinyu; Zhang, Huiwen; Cai, Yinghui; Zhang, Chenggang

    2010-04-01

    A microcosm incubation study using an aquic brown soil from northeast China (a Cambisol in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO Soil Taxonomy) was conducted to examine the effects of different concentrations (0, 50, 150, and 250 mg kg(-1)) of methamidophos (O,S-dimethyl phosphoramidothioato) on Pseudomonas, one of the most important gram-negative bacteria in soil. Amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) was performed to study the Pseudomonas community structure, an in vitro assay was made to test the antagonistic activity of isolated Pseudomonas strains against soil-borne Rhizoctonia solani, a major member of the pathogens highly related to soil-borne plant diseases, and special primer amplification and sequencing were performed to investigate the diversity of phlD, an essential gene in the biosynthesis of 2, 4-diacetylphloroglucinol (2, 4-DAPG), which has biocontrol activity in phlD(+)isolates. With exposure to increasing methamidophos concentrations, the total number of soil Pseudomonas ARDRA patterns decreased significantly, but with less change in the same treatments over 1, 3, and 5 weeks of incubation. The number of isolated Pseudomonas strains with antagonistic activity against R. solani as well as the diversity and appearance frequency of the strains' phlD gene also decreased with increasing concentrations of methamidophos, especially at high methamidophos concentrations. Applying methamidophos could increase the risk of soil-borne plant diseases by decreasing the diversity of the soil Pseudomonas community and the amount of R. solani antagonists, particularly those with the phlD gene. PMID:20390954

  11. Identification of Rhizoctonia solani associated with soybean in Brazil by rDNA-ITS sequences / Identificação de Rhizoctonia solani associada à soja no Brasil através de seqüências da região rDNA-ITS

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    Roseli C., Fenille; Maísa B., Ciampi; Eiko E., Kuramae; Nilton L., Souza.

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar, através da seqüência de nucleotídeos das regiões ITS-5.8S do rDNA, isolados de Rhizoctonia solani causadores de podridão de hipocótilos e de queima foliar em soja (Glycine max), no Brasil. A seqüência do gene 5.8S do rDNA (155 bp) foi altamente conservada ent [...] re todos os isolados, mas foram observadas diferenças no tamanho e na seqüência de nucleotídeos nas regiões ITS1 e ITS2 entre os isolados obtidos de soja e os padrões de grupos de anastomose (AGs). A similaridade na seqüência de nucleotídeos entre os isolados do AG-1 IA, causadores de queima foliar, foi 95,1-100% na região ITS1 e 98,5-100% na região ITS2. A similaridade na seqüência de nucleotídeos entre os subgrupos IA, IB e IC variaram de 84,3 a 89% no ITS1 e de 93,3 a 95,6% no ITS2. Entre os isolados obtidos de soja pertencentes ao AG-4 e o padrão AG-4 HGI foram observadas 99,1% e 99,3-100% de similaridades para ITS1 e ITS2, respectivamente. Foi possível confirmar através da análise das regiões ITS-5.8S do rDNA que os isolados de R. solani brasileiros, causadores de queima foliar são pertencentes ao AG-1 IA e que, os isolados causadores de podridão de hipocótilos pertencem ao AG-4 HGI. A análise das regiões ITS-5.8S do rDNA não foi determinante na identificação do isolado AG-2-2 IIIB obtido de soja. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to identify isolates of Rhizoctonia solani causing hypocotyl rot and foliar blight in soybean (Glycine max) in Brazil by the nucleotide sequences of ITS-5.8S regions of rDNA. The 5.8S rDNA gene sequence (155 bp) was highly conserved among all isolates but differences in len [...] gth and nucleotide sequence of the ITS1 and ITS2 regions were observed between soybean isolates and AG testers. The similarity of the nucleotide sequence among AG-1 IA isolates, causing foliar blight, was 95.1-100% and 98.5-100% in the ITS1 and ITS2 regions, respectively. The nucleotide sequence similarity among subgroups IA, IB and IC ranged from 84.3 to 89% in ITS1 and from 93.3 to 95.6% in ITS2. Nucleotide sequence similarity of 99.1% and 99.3-100% for ITS1 and ITS2, respectively, was observed between AG-4 soybean isolates causing hypocotyl rots and the AG-4 HGI tester. The similarity of the nucleotide sequence of the ITS-5.8S rDNA region confirmed that the R. solani Brazilian isolates causing foliar blight are AG-1 IA and isolates causing hypocotyl rot symptoms are AG-4 HGI. The ITS-5.8S rDNA sequence was not determinant for the identification of the AG-2-2 IIIB R. solani soybean isolate.

  12. Sequence-Related Amplified Polymorphism-PCR Analysis for Genetic Diversity in Rhizoctonia solani Populations Infecting Pulse Crops in Different Agro-Ecological Regions of India

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    Aradhika Tripathi; Sunil Chandra Dubey

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    Rhizoctonia solani is a destructive fungal pathogen infecting wide range of crop plants including pulses causing wet root rot or web blight disease. The present study was aimed to determine the genetic diversity of R. solani populations using Sequence-Related Amplified Polymorphism (SRAP) markers. The SRAP markers were used for genetic diversity analysis of 89 isolates of R. solani belonging to 7 Anastomosis Groups (AGs) isolated from different pulse crops representing 21 states from 16 agr...

  13. Integrated effect of microbial antagonist, organic amendment and fungicide in controlling seedling mortality (Rhizoctonia solani) and improving yield in pea (Pisum sativum L.).

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    Akhter, Wasira; Bhuiyan, Mohamed Khurshed Alam; Sultana, Farjana; Hossain, Mohamed Motaher

    2015-01-01

    The study evaluated the comparative performance of a few microbial antagonists, organic amendments and fungicides and their integration for the management of seedling mortality (Rhizoctonia solani Kühn) and yield improvement in pea (Pisum sativum L.). Before setting the experiment in field microplots, a series of in vitro and in vivo experiments were conducted to select a virulent isolate of R. solani, an effective antagonistic isolate of Trichoderma harzianum, a fungitoxic organic amendment and an appropriate fungicide. A greenhouse pathogenicity test compared differences in seedling mortality in pea inoculated by four isolates of R. solani and identified the isolate RS10 as the most virulent one. Among the 20 isolates screened in dual culture assay on PDA, T. harzianum isolate T-3 was found to show the highest (77.22%) inhibition of the radial growth of R. solani. A complete inhibition (100.00%) of colony growth of R. solani was observed when fungicide Bavistin 50 WP and Provax-200 at the rate of 100 and 250 ppm, respectively, were used, while Provax-200 was found to be highly compatible with T. harzianum. Mustard oilcake gave maximum inhibition (60.28%) of the radial growth of R. solani at all ratios, followed by sesame oilcake and tea waste. Integration of soil treatment with T. harzianum isolate T-3 and mustard oilcake and seed treatment with Provax-200 appeared to be significantly superior in reducing seedling mortality and improving seed yield in pea in comparison to any single or dual application of them in the experimental field. The research results will help growers develop integrated disease management strategies for the control of Rhizoctonia disease in pea. The research results show the need for an integrating selective microbial antagonist, organic amendment and fungicide to achieve appropriate management of seedling mortality (R. solani) and increase of seed yield in pea. PMID:25528673

  14. Distinctively variable sequence-based nuclear DNA markers for multilocus phylogeography of the soybean- and rice-infecting fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA

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    Maisa B. Ciampi; Liane Rosewich Gale; de Macedo Lemos, Eliana G.; Ceresini, Paulo C.

    2009-01-01

    A series of multilocus sequence-based nuclear DNA markers was developed to infer the phylogeographical history of the Basidiomycetous fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA infecting rice and soybean worldwide. The strategy was based on sequencing of cloned genomic DNA fragments (previously used as RFLP probes) and subsequent screening of fungal isolates to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Ten primer pairs were designed based on these sequences, which resulted in PCR amplifi...

  15. Role of Biological Control on Some Physiological Aspects of Zea mays Infected by Rhizoctonia solani

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    Faten A. El-Daly; Nahed Haikal

    2006-01-01

    The results revealed that treatment with either Trichoderma harzianum or Bacillus subtilis by soil inoculation or grain coating significantly increased the percentage of healthy seedlings as well as the length, fresh and dry weight of seedlings. Photosynthetic pigments content of the leaves significantly increased in absence of Rhizoctonia solani alone. The same almost applied to soluble sugar content, amino acid content or total nitrogen of the seedlings, though less apparent or insignifican...

  16. Influence of Weather and Soil Parameters on Development of Wet Root Rot in Pulse Crops and Virulence Analysis of Rhizoctonia solani Isolates

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    Dubey, S. C.; Aradhika Tripathi; B. K. Upadhyay; Birendra Singh

    2012-01-01

    Wet root rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn in pulse crops was favored by wide range of soil parameters like temperature, humidity, pH, electric conductivity and soil texture. The areas surveyed for the collection of the isolates showing variable atmospheric temperature and relative humidity and low to medium levels of soil organic carbon and high level of available phosphorus influenced the development of the disease incidence from 2-48%. Seventy three cultivars of mungbean, twenty eight ...

  17. Mating type-correlated molecular markers and demonstration of heterokaryosis in the phytopathogenic fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris (Rhizoctonia solani) AG 1-IC by AFLP DNA fingerprinting analysis

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    Julian, M.C.; Acero, J; Salazar, O.; Keijer, J.; O. Rubio

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    The destructive soil-borne plant pathogenic basidiomycetous fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris (Frank) Donk [anamorph: Rhizoctonia solani Kühn] is not a homogeneous species, but is composed of at least twelve anastomosis groups (AG), which seem to be genetically isolated. The genetics of several T. cucumeris anastomosis groups has been studied by analysis of heterokaryotic tuft formation in the area of contact between homokaryotic single-spore isolates, revealing that AG 1 is heterokaryotic and b...

  18. Polymorphism of genes coding for nuclear 18S rRNA indicates genetic distinctiveness of anastomosis group 10 from other groups in the Rhizoctonia solani species complex.

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    Liu, Z.L.; Domier, L L; Sinclair, J B

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    DNA polymorphism in the 18S nuclear rRNA gene region was investigated by using 11 restriction endonucleases for 161 isolates of 25 intraspecific groups (ISGs) representing 11 reported anastomosis groups (AGs) of Rhizoctonia solani. A PCR-based restriction mapping method in which enzymatically amplified DNA fragments and subfragments were digested with one or two restriction enzymes was employed. Four types of DNA restriction maps of this region were constructed for these 25 ISGs. Map type I o...

  19. Screening of bacterial isolates from various European soils for in vitro antagonistic activity towards Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium oxysporum: Site-dependent composition and diversity revealed

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    Adesina, M.F.; Lembke, A.; Costa, R.; Speksnijder, A.G.C.L.; Smalla, K

    2007-01-01

    A cultivation-based approach was used to determine the in vitro antagonistic potential of soil bacteria towards Rhizoctonia solani AG3 and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lini (Foln3). Four composite soil samples were collected from four agricultural sites with previous documentation of disease suppression, located in France (FR), the Netherlands (NL), Sweden (SE) and the United Kingdom (UK). Similarly, two sites from Germany (Berlin, G-BR; and Braunschweig, G-BS) without documentation of disease s...

  20. Enzyme Diffusion from Trichoderma atroviride (= T. harzianum P1) to Rhizoctonia solani Is a Prerequisite for Triggering of Trichoderma ech42 Gene Expression before Mycoparasitic Contact

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    Kullnig, Cornelia; Mach, Robert L; Lorito, Matteo; Christian P. Kubicek

    2000-01-01

    A plate confrontation experiment is commonly used to study the mechanism by which Trichoderma spp. antagonize and parasitize other fungi. Previous work with chitinase gene expression (ech42) during the precontact period of this process in which cellophane and dialysis membranes separated Trichoderma harzianum and its host Rhizoctonia solani resulted in essentially opposite results. Here, we show that cellophane membranes are permeable to proteins up to at least 90 kDa in size but that dialysi...

  1. Biological Control of Rhizoctonia solani, the Causal Agent of Rice Sheath Blight by Antagonistics Bacteria in Greenhouse and Field Conditions

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    Mostapha Niknejad Kazempour

    2004-01-01

    Pseudomonas fluorescens isolates that inhibited growth of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, the rice sheath blight pathogen were collected the rhizosplane and surrounding soil of healthy and rice sheath blight disease in farming of the Guilan province, Iran. Two hundred eighty eight isolates tested and among them only antagonistic ability of 8 isolates were demonstrated by using the dual culture method. According to the results of biochemical and morphological trials all isolates were identified as P....

  2. Severidade da mela da soja causada por Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA em função de doses de potássio Severity of hte foliar blight of the soylean caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA infunction of doses of potassium

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    Marco Antonio Basseto

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    Full Text Available O fungo Rhizoctonia solani pertencente ao grupo de anastomose 1 IA (AG-1 IA é um dos patógenos mais importantes afetando a cultura da soja no Brasil. Este fungo causa queima da folha e/ou mela em soja, para a qual medidas de manejo cultural são consideradas alternativas importantes para controle antes do estabelecimento da doença. Há evidências de que a adubação potássica diminui substancialmente a severidade dos sintomas de várias doenças da soja como a queima foliar (Cercospora kikuchii, a seca da haste e da vagem (Phomopsis phaseoli var. sojae e o cancro da haste (Diaporthe phaseolorum f. sp. meridionalis. Apesar das evidências do efeito do potássio no controle de várias doenças da soja, não há informação na literatura sobre o efeito desse nutriente no controle da mela. A hipótese testada foi que a mela da soja pode ser controlada através de incrementos na adubação potássica. De maneira geral, concluiu-se que, sob condições de casa de vegetação, o incremento de K no solo não resultou no controle da mela da soja. É necessário, entretanto, confirmar esta observação conduzindo-se experimentos sob condições de campo, podendo-se incluir a avaliação do efeito da doença sob aspectos da produção.The fungus Rhizoctonia solani, belonging to anastomosis group 1IA (AG-1 IA is one of the most important pathogens affecting soybean in Brazil. This fungus causes aerial or foliar blight of soybean, and cultural measures are thought as important choices for the control before the establishment of the disease. Based on evidences that potassium amendments can substantially reduce the severity of several soybean diseases such as Cercospora leaf blight (Cercospora kikuchii, pod and stem blight (Phomopsis phaseoli var. sojae and stem canker (Diaporthe phaseolorum f. sp. meridionalis. Despite all evidence, there is no information in the literature about the effect of potassium controlling the soybean foliar blight. The hypothesis tested went that the foliar blight could be controlled by potassium amendments. In general, under controlled conditions, the increments of potassium in soil did not result in disease control. Therefore, to corroborate this observation it is necessary to conduct follow-up field experiments and to evaluate the effects of the soybean foliar blight and its impact on yield.

  3. Severidade da mela da soja causada por Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA em função de doses de potássio / Severity of hte foliar blight of the soylean caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA infunction of doses of potassium

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    Marco Antonio, Basseto; Paulo Cezar, Ceresini; Walter Veriano, Valério Filho.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available O fungo Rhizoctonia solani pertencente ao grupo de anastomose 1 IA (AG-1 IA) é um dos patógenos mais importantes afetando a cultura da soja no Brasil. Este fungo causa queima da folha e/ou mela em soja, para a qual medidas de manejo cultural são consideradas alternativas importantes para controle an [...] tes do estabelecimento da doença. Há evidências de que a adubação potássica diminui substancialmente a severidade dos sintomas de várias doenças da soja como a queima foliar (Cercospora kikuchii), a seca da haste e da vagem (Phomopsis phaseoli var. sojae) e o cancro da haste (Diaporthe phaseolorum f. sp. meridionalis). Apesar das evidências do efeito do potássio no controle de várias doenças da soja, não há informação na literatura sobre o efeito desse nutriente no controle da mela. A hipótese testada foi que a mela da soja pode ser controlada através de incrementos na adubação potássica. De maneira geral, concluiu-se que, sob condições de casa de vegetação, o incremento de K no solo não resultou no controle da mela da soja. É necessário, entretanto, confirmar esta observação conduzindo-se experimentos sob condições de campo, podendo-se incluir a avaliação do efeito da doença sob aspectos da produção. Abstract in english The fungus Rhizoctonia solani, belonging to anastomosis group 1IA (AG-1 IA) is one of the most important pathogens affecting soybean in Brazil. This fungus causes aerial or foliar blight of soybean, and cultural measures are thought as important choices for the control before the establishment of th [...] e disease. Based on evidences that potassium amendments can substantially reduce the severity of several soybean diseases such as Cercospora leaf blight (Cercospora kikuchii), pod and stem blight (Phomopsis phaseoli var. sojae) and stem canker (Diaporthe phaseolorum f. sp. meridionalis). Despite all evidence, there is no information in the literature about the effect of potassium controlling the soybean foliar blight. The hypothesis tested went that the foliar blight could be controlled by potassium amendments. In general, under controlled conditions, the increments of potassium in soil did not result in disease control. Therefore, to corroborate this observation it is necessary to conduct follow-up field experiments and to evaluate the effects of the soybean foliar blight and its impact on yield.

  4. Silício alterando compostos derivados da pirólise de bainhas foliares de plantas de arroz infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani Silicon altering compounds derived from the pyrolyses of leaf sheaths of rice plants infected with Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo elucidar, por meio da pirólise analítica acoplada à cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massa, alterações na composição química da lignina nas bainhas de plantas de arroz das cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle supridas ou não com silício (Si e infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani. A concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas supridas com esse elemento foi significativamente maior (2,7 dag kg-1 em comparação com as plantas não supridas (0,45 dag kg-1. Na presença de Si, a área abaixo da curva do progresso da queima das bainhas foi significativamente reduzida em 19 e 25%, respectivamente, para as plantas das cultivares BR-Irga-409 e Labelle em relação à ausência desse elemento na solução nutritiva. Com base nos espectros de massas obtidos, foram identificados 33 compostos, dos quais 10 foram produtos da degradação de carboidratos e 23 derivados da lignina. Dentre os derivados da lignina, oito compostos eram do tipo p-hidroxifenila, 11 compostos do tipo guaiacila e quatro compostos do tipo siringila. Nas bainhas das plantas das duas cultivares de arroz, supridas ou não com Si, a concentração de lignina (p-hidroxifenila, siringila (S e guaiacila (G foi de, aproximadamente, 15%. Houve aumento na relação S/G apenas nas bainhas das plantas da cultivar BR-Irga 409 supridas com Si e infectadas por R. solani. A maior concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas de arroz das duas cultivares, que por sua vez resultou em aumento na relação S/G, contribuiu para reduzir os sintomas da queima das bainhas.This study elucidated, through analytical pyrolysis coupled to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, changes in the chemical composition of lignin on leaf sheaths of rice plants of cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle supplied or non-supplied with silicon (Si and infected with Rhizoctonia solani. The Si concentration on leaf sheaths of plants supplied with this element was significatively higher (2.7 dag kg-1 as compared to non-supplied plants (0.45 dag kg-1. In the presence of Si, the area under leaf sheath blight progress curve was significantly reduced by 19 and 25% for plants from cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle, respectively, in comparison to the absence of Si. Based on the mass spectra obtained, 33 compounds were identified, 10 of which were products from the degradation of carbohydrates and 23 derivate from lignin. From lignin derivatives, eight compounds were p-hydroxiphenil type, eleven compounds were guaiacyl type and four compounds were syringyl type. On leaf sheaths of both cultivars, the concentration of lignin (p-hydroxiphenil, syringyl (S and guaiacyl (G was around 15%, regardless of Si. There was no increase in the S/G ratio only for the leaf sheaths of BR-Irga 409 supplied with Si and infected with R. solani. High Si concentration on leaf sheaths of both cultivars, which in turn resulted in an increase in the S/G ratio, contributed to reduce leaf sheath blight symptoms.

  5. Effect of Combined Use of Bacillus subtilis CA32 and Trichoderma harzianum RU01 on Biological Control of Rhizoctonia solani on Solanum melongena and Capsicum annuum

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    Full Text Available A combination of two compatible biological control agents, Bacillus subtilis CA32 and Trichoderma harzianum RU01, both antagonistic to the pathogen Rhizoctonia solani, was used to control damping-off in Solanum melongena and Capsicum annuum. Radial growth of the mycelium of R. solani was inhibited by T. harzianum RU01 in dual Petri plate assay. T. harzianum RU01 was capable to invading the whole surface of the pathogen colony, sporulating on it and suppress the production of sclerotia of R. solani. Microscopic studies showed the hyphae of R. solani surrounded by the T. harzianum RU01 and subsequent disintegration. B. subtilis CA32 produced a zone of inhibition only with the pathogen and no sings of antagonism between the bacteria and T. harzianum RU01 on dual Petri plate assay. Significant plant protection was achieved when either B. subtilis added to the seeds or T. harzianum added to soil. However, when combine application of biocontrol agents, seed bacterization and T. harzianum application to soil, significantly enhanced the plant protection from R. solani. Soil application of B. subtilis and seed application of T. harzianum either singly or in combination did not protect from R. solani infection indicating that the importance of mode of application of biocontrol agents.

  6. EFFICACY OF BIOCONTROL AGENTS IN CONTROLLING RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI ON NAGA KING CHILLI ( Capsicum chinense Jacq.)

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    Marinus Ngullie; Loli Daiho

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    Available biocontrol agents were evaluated either alone or in various combinations for finding out their efficacy in suppressing Rhizoctonia seedling rot incidence and promoting plant growth of Naga king chilli (Capsicum chinense Jacq.) in green house as well field conditions. Among all tested combination, the treatment containing combination of T. viride +P. fluorescens was found most effective in reducing the incidence of seedling rot in both greenhouse and field condition. Highest pe...

  7. Development of a Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IB Specific Gene Model Enables Comparative Genome Analyses between Phytopathogenic R. solani AG1-IA, AG1-IB, AG3 and AG8 Isolates.

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    Wibberg, Daniel; Rupp, Oliver; Blom, Jochen; Jelonek, Lukas; Kröber, Magdalena; Verwaaijen, Bart; Goesmann, Alexander; Albaum, Stefan; Grosch, Rita; Pühler, Alfred; Schlüter, Andreas

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    Rhizoctonia solani, a soil-born plant pathogenic basidiomycetous fungus, affects various economically important agricultural and horticultural crops. The draft genome sequence for the R. solani AG1-IB isolate 7/3/14 as well as a corresponding transcriptome dataset (Expressed Sequence Tags-ESTs) were established previously. Development of a specific R. solani AG1-IB gene model based on GMAP transcript mapping within the eukaryotic gene prediction platform AUGUSTUS allowed detection of new genes and provided insights into the gene structure of this fungus. In total, 12,616 genes were recognized in the genome of the AG1-IB isolate. Analysis of predicted genes by means of different bioinformatics tools revealed new genes whose products potentially are involved in degradation of plant cell wall components, melanin formation and synthesis of secondary metabolites. Comparative genome analyses between members of different R. solani anastomosis groups, namely AG1-IA, AG3 and AG8 and the newly annotated R. solani AG1-IB genome were performed within the comparative genomics platform EDGAR. It appeared that only 21 to 28% of all genes encoded in the draft genomes of the different strains were identified as core genes. Based on Average Nucleotide Identity (ANI) and Average Amino-acid Identity (AAI) analyses, considerable sequence differences between isolates representing different anastomosis groups were identified. However, R. solani isolates form a distinct cluster in relation to other fungi of the phylum Basidiomycota. The isolate representing AG1-IB encodes significant more genes featuring predictable functions in secondary metabolite production compared to other completely sequenced R. solani strains. The newly established R. solani AG1-IB 7/3/14 gene layout now provides a reliable basis for post-genomics studies. PMID:26690577

  8. Silício alterando compostos derivados da pirólise de bainhas foliares de plantas de arroz infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo elucidar, por meio da pirólise analítica acoplada à cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massa, alterações na composição química da lignina nas bainhas de plantas de arroz das cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle supridas ou não com silício (Si e infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani. A concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas supridas com esse elemento foi significativamente maior (2,7 dag kg-1 em comparação com as plantas não supridas (0,45 dag kg-1. Na presença de Si, a área abaixo da curva do progresso da queima das bainhas foi significativamente reduzida em 19 e 25%, respectivamente, para as plantas das cultivares BR-Irga-409 e Labelle em relação à ausência desse elemento na solução nutritiva. Com base nos espectros de massas obtidos, foram identificados 33 compostos, dos quais 10 foram produtos da degradação de carboidratos e 23 derivados da lignina. Dentre os derivados da lignina, oito compostos eram do tipo p-hidroxifenila, 11 compostos do tipo guaiacila e quatro compostos do tipo siringila. Nas bainhas das plantas das duas cultivares de arroz, supridas ou não com Si, a concentração de lignina (p-hidroxifenila, siringila (S e guaiacila (G foi de, aproximadamente, 15%. Houve aumento na relação S/G apenas nas bainhas das plantas da cultivar BR-Irga 409 supridas com Si e infectadas por R. solani. A maior concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas de arroz das duas cultivares, que por sua vez resultou em aumento na relação S/G, contribuiu para reduzir os sintomas da queima das bainhas.

  9. Characterization of antagonistic-potential of two Bacillus strains and their biocontrol activity against Rhizoctonia solani in tomato.

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    Solanki, Manoj Kumar; Singh, Rajesh Kumar; Srivastava, Supriya; Kumar, Sudheer; Kashyap, Prem Lal; Srivastava, Alok K

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    To investigate the biocontrol mechanism of two antagonistic Bacillus strains (Bacillus subtilis MB14 and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens MB101), three in vitro antagonism assays were screened and the results were concluded that both strains inhibited Rhizoctonia solani growth in a similar manner by dual culture assay, but the maximum percent of inhibition only resulted with MB101 by volatile and diffusible metabolite assays. Moreover, cell free supernatant (CFS) of MB101 also showed significant (p?>?0.05) growth inhibition as compared to MB14, when 10 and 20% CFS mix with the growth medium of R. solani. After in vitro-validation, both strains were evaluated under greenhouse and the results concluded that strain MB101 had significant biocontrol potential as compared to MB14. Strain MB101 was enhanced the plant height, biomass and chlorophyll content of tomato plant through a higher degree of root colonization. In field trials, strain MB101 showed higher lessening in root rot symptoms with significant fruit yield as compare to strain MB14 and infected control. Next to the field study, the presence of four antibiotic genes (srfAA, fenD, ituC, and bmyB) also concluded the antifungal nature of both Bacillus strains. Phylogenetic analysis of protein sequences revealed a close relatedness of three genes (srfAA, fenD, and ituC) with earlier reported sequences of B. subtilis and B. amyloliquefaciens. However, bmyB showed heterogeneity in among both strains (MB14 and MB101) and it may be concluded that higher degree of antagonism, root colonization and different antibiotic producing genes may play an important role in biocontrol mechanism of strain MB101. PMID:24277414

  10. Divergence between sympatric rice- and maize-infecting populations of Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA from Latin America.

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    González-Vera, A D; Bernardes-de-Assis, J; Zala, M; McDonald, B A; Correa-Victoria, F; Graterol-Matute, E J; Ceresini, P C

    2010-02-01

    ABSTRACT The basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-1 IA is a major pathogen in Latin America causing sheath blight (SB) of rice. Particularly in Venezuela, the fungus also causes banded leaf and sheath blight (BLSB) on maize, which is considered an emerging disease problem where maize replaced traditional rice-cropping areas or is now planted in adjacent fields. Our goals in this study were to elucidate (i) the effects of host specialization on gene flow between sympatric and allopatric rice and maize-infecting fungal populations and (ii) the reproductive mode of the fungus, looking for evidence of recombination. In total, 375 isolates of R. solani AG1 IA sampled from three sympatric rice and maize fields in Venezuela (Portuguesa State) and two allopatric rice fields from Colombia (Meta State) and Panama (Chiriquí State) were genotyped using 10 microsatellite loci. Allopatric populations from Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama were significantly differentiated (Phi(ST) of 0.16 to 0.34). Partitioning of the genetic diversity indicated differentiation between sympatric populations from different host species, with 17% of the total genetic variation distributed between hosts while only 3 to 6% was distributed geographically among the sympatric Venezuelan fields. We detected symmetrical historical migration between the rice- and the maize-infecting populations from Venezuela. Rice- and maize-derived isolates were able to infect both rice and maize but were more aggressive on their original hosts, consistent with host specialization. Because the maize- and rice-infecting populations are still cross-pathogenic, we postulate that the genetic differentiation was relatively recent and mediated via a host shift. An isolation with migration analysis indicated that the maize-infecting population diverged from the rice-infecting population between 40 and 240 years ago. Our findings also suggest that maize-infecting populations have a mainly recombining reproductive system whereas the rice-infecting populations have a mixed reproductive system in Latin America. PMID:20055651

  11. Is it necessary to soak rice grains to prepare Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 inoculum? É necessário embeber os grãos de arroz para o preparo de inóculo de Rhizoctonia solani AG-4?

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    Trazilbo J. Paula Júnior

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A study was conducted to evaluate the effects on the development of root rot on common bean, cv. 'Dufrix' after treatment with four volumes of water (0, 30%, 60%, and 90%, v/w added to rice grains previously immersed in water for 24 hours before autoclaving and colonization of grains by Rhizoctoniasolani AG-4. Colonized rice grains and non-infested rice grains were mixed in pots with sterilized soil and sand (2:1, where beans were sown. Based on results of area under plant emergence curve, plant height, plant dry weight, and disease severity, we conclude that inoculum is more effective in causing disease when no water is added to the rice grains before autoclaving.Foi conduzido um estudo com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos de quatro volumes de água (0, 30%, 60% e 90%, v/p adicionados a grãos de arroz previamente embebidos em água por 24 horas antes de eles serem autoclavados e colonizados por Rhizoctonia solani sobre o desenvolvimento da podridão-radicular de feijão, cv. 'Dufrix'. Grãos de arroz colonizados e não colonizados foram misturados em vasos contendo substrato de solo e areia (2:1, com posterior semeadura de feijão. Baseados nos resultados de área abaixo da curva de emergência das plantas, altura das plantas, massa de plantas secas e severidade da doença, conclui-se que o inóculo é mais eficiente em causar doença quando não se adiciona água aos grãos de arroz antes de eles serem autoclavados.

  12. Caracterização citomorfológica, cultural, molecular e patogênica de Rhizoctonia solani Kühn associado ao arroz em Tocantins, Brasil Citomorphological, cultural, molecular and pathogenical characterization of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn associated with rice in Tocantins, Brazil

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    Elaine Costa Souza

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available No Estado do Tocantins, no Norte do Brasil, a incidência de rizoctoniose no arroz é importante, causando danos significativos em lavouras de arroz irrigado. O principal objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o grupo de anastomose (AG de isolados de R. solani associados ao arroz naquela região, testando a hipótese de que esses isolados pertencem ao grupo padrão de anastomose AG-1 IA, que também é o agente causal da mela em soja em áreas úmidas do Norte do Brasil. Todos os quatro isolados de arroz foram caracterizados, através de fusão de hifas, como AG-1 IA. A caracterização cultural, em função das temperaturas basais (mínimas, máximas e ótimas, evidenciou que os isolados de R. solani de arroz apresentaram perfis semelhantes aos padrões AG-1 IA, AG-1 IB e AG-1 IC. Os isolados de arroz foram caracterizados como autotróficos para tiamina assim como os isolados padrões AG-1 IA, IB, IC, AG-4 HGI e o isolado da mela da soja. O teste de patogenicidade em plantas de arroz cultivar IRGA-409 e de patogenicidade cruzada à cultivar IAC-18 de soja (suscetível à mela, indicou que além de causar a queima da bainha em arroz, esses isolados causam mela em soja. Da mesma forma, o isolado SJ-047 foi patogênico ao arroz. As seqüências de bases de DNA da região ITS-5.8S do rDNA dos isolados do arroz foram similares às seqüências do AG-1 IA, depositadas no GenBank® - NCBI. A filogenia do ITS-rDNA indicou um grupo filogenético comum formado pelos isolados do arroz, o isolado da soja e o isolado teste do AG-1 IA. Assim, com base em características citomorfológicas, culturais, filogenéticas e patogênicas, foi confirmada a hipótese de que os isolados de R. solani patógenos de arroz do Estado do Tocantins pertencem ao grupo de anastomose AG-1 IA, além da indicação de que esses isolados podem também causar a mela em soja.In Tocantins State, Northern Brazil, the incidence of Rhizoctonia sheath blight on rice is important, causing significant yield losses on rice crops under irrigation. The main objective of this research was to determine the anastomosis group (AG of R. solani associated with rice in that area, testing the hypothesis that these isolates are from the AG-1 IA, which is also associated with the soybean leaf blight occurring in wet areas of Northern Brazil. All the four rice isolates were characterized, by hyphal fusion, as AG-1 IA. By cultural characterization, based on basal temperatures for mycelial growth (minimum, optimum and maximum, the rice isolates had growth profile similar to the tester isolates AG-1 IA, AG-1 IB and AG-1 IC. The rice isolates were characterized as autotrophic for thiamine, as well as the AG testers AG-1 IA, IB, IC, AG-4 HGI and the soybean leaf blight isolate SJ-047. The pathogenicity test on rice IRGA-409 and the cross pathogenicity on soybean IAC-18 (susceptible to the leaf blight disease indicated that, besides causing sheath blight, these rice isolates also cause leaf blight on soybean. Similarly, the soybean isolates SJ-047 was pathogenic to rice. The sequences from the ITS-5.8S region of rDNA from the rice isolates were similar to sequences of AG-1 IA deposited at GenBank® - NCBI. The ITS-rDNA phylogeny indicated a common phylogenetic group formed by these rice isolates, the isolate SJ-047 and the tester AG-1 IA. Thus, based on cytomorphological, cultural, phylogenetics and pathogenic attributes, the hypothesis that the rice isolates of R. solani from Tocantins all belong to the AG-1 IA was confirmed, besides the indication that these isolates can also cause soybean foliar blight.

  13. Caracterização citomorfológica, cultural, molecular e patogênica de Rhizoctonia solani Kühn associado ao arroz em Tocantins, Brasil / Citomorphological, cultural, molecular and pathogenical characterization of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn associated with rice in Tocantins, Brazil

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    Elaine Costa, Souza; Eiko Eurya, Kuramae; Andreia Kazumi, Nakatani; Marco Antonio, Basseto; Anne Sitarana, Prabhu; Paulo Cezar, Ceresini.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available No Estado do Tocantins, no Norte do Brasil, a incidência de rizoctoniose no arroz é importante, causando danos significativos em lavouras de arroz irrigado. O principal objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o grupo de anastomose (AG) de isolados de R. solani associados ao arroz naquela região, test [...] ando a hipótese de que esses isolados pertencem ao grupo padrão de anastomose AG-1 IA, que também é o agente causal da mela em soja em áreas úmidas do Norte do Brasil. Todos os quatro isolados de arroz foram caracterizados, através de fusão de hifas, como AG-1 IA. A caracterização cultural, em função das temperaturas basais (mínimas, máximas e ótimas), evidenciou que os isolados de R. solani de arroz apresentaram perfis semelhantes aos padrões AG-1 IA, AG-1 IB e AG-1 IC. Os isolados de arroz foram caracterizados como autotróficos para tiamina assim como os isolados padrões AG-1 IA, IB, IC, AG-4 HGI e o isolado da mela da soja. O teste de patogenicidade em plantas de arroz cultivar IRGA-409 e de patogenicidade cruzada à cultivar IAC-18 de soja (suscetível à mela), indicou que além de causar a queima da bainha em arroz, esses isolados causam mela em soja. Da mesma forma, o isolado SJ-047 foi patogênico ao arroz. As seqüências de bases de DNA da região ITS-5.8S do rDNA dos isolados do arroz foram similares às seqüências do AG-1 IA, depositadas no GenBank® - NCBI. A filogenia do ITS-rDNA indicou um grupo filogenético comum formado pelos isolados do arroz, o isolado da soja e o isolado teste do AG-1 IA. Assim, com base em características citomorfológicas, culturais, filogenéticas e patogênicas, foi confirmada a hipótese de que os isolados de R. solani patógenos de arroz do Estado do Tocantins pertencem ao grupo de anastomose AG-1 IA, além da indicação de que esses isolados podem também causar a mela em soja. Abstract in english In Tocantins State, Northern Brazil, the incidence of Rhizoctonia sheath blight on rice is important, causing significant yield losses on rice crops under irrigation. The main objective of this research was to determine the anastomosis group (AG) of R. solani associated with rice in that area, testi [...] ng the hypothesis that these isolates are from the AG-1 IA, which is also associated with the soybean leaf blight occurring in wet areas of Northern Brazil. All the four rice isolates were characterized, by hyphal fusion, as AG-1 IA. By cultural characterization, based on basal temperatures for mycelial growth (minimum, optimum and maximum), the rice isolates had growth profile similar to the tester isolates AG-1 IA, AG-1 IB and AG-1 IC. The rice isolates were characterized as autotrophic for thiamine, as well as the AG testers AG-1 IA, IB, IC, AG-4 HGI and the soybean leaf blight isolate SJ-047. The pathogenicity test on rice IRGA-409 and the cross pathogenicity on soybean IAC-18 (susceptible to the leaf blight disease) indicated that, besides causing sheath blight, these rice isolates also cause leaf blight on soybean. Similarly, the soybean isolates SJ-047 was pathogenic to rice. The sequences from the ITS-5.8S region of rDNA from the rice isolates were similar to sequences of AG-1 IA deposited at GenBank® - NCBI. The ITS-rDNA phylogeny indicated a common phylogenetic group formed by these rice isolates, the isolate SJ-047 and the tester AG-1 IA. Thus, based on cytomorphological, cultural, phylogenetics and pathogenic attributes, the hypothesis that the rice isolates of R. solani from Tocantins all belong to the AG-1 IA was confirmed, besides the indication that these isolates can also cause soybean foliar blight.

  14. Lippia graveolens and Carya illinoensis Organic Extracts and there in vitro Effect Against Rhizoctonia Solani Kuhn

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    Francisco D. Hernandez-Castillo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Plant extracts with polyphenolic compounds obtained with different solvents have been evaluated against plant pathogens. However, most of these extract have been obtained using solvents no allowed under an organic production context. Approach: In the present research was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of polyphenolic extracts from L. graveolens and C. illinoensis, obtained with alternative organic solvents (lanolin and cocoa butter, water and ethanol against R. solani in order to determine the Inhibitory Concentration (IC50 of each extract. Results: The results showed that extracts of both L. graveolens and C. illinoensis obtained with lanolin and ethanol (200 and 3000 ppm of total tannins, respectively inhibited at 100% growth of R. solani. The IC50 for each extract was highly variable, low IC50 values were obtained with L. graveolens (4.50×101 and C. illinoensis (4.33×102 extract using lanolin and ethanol respectively. Tannins extraction was strongly dependent on plant species and in the solvent used. Conclusion: The alternative organic solvents lanolin and cocoa butter allowed the recovery of polyphenols compounds with antifungal activity against R. solani.

  15. Wheat Genotype-Specific Induction of Soil Microbial Communities Suppressive to Disease Incited by Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group (AG)-5 and AG-8.

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    Mazzola, Mark; Gu, Yu-Huan

    2002-12-01

    ABSTRACT The induction of disease-suppressive soils in response to specific cropping sequences has been demonstrated for numerous plant-pathogen systems. The role of host genotype in elicitation of the essential transformations in soil microbial community structure that lead to disease suppression has not been fully recognized. Apple orchard soils were planted with three successive 28-day cycles of specific wheat cultivars in the greenhouse prior to infestation with Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-5 or AG-8. Suppressiveness to Rhizoctonia root rot of apple caused by the introduced isolate of R. solani AG-5 was induced in a wheat cultivar-specific manner. Pasteurization of soils after wheat cultivation and prior to pathogen introduction eliminated the disease suppressive potential of the soil. Wheat cultivars that induced disease suppression enhanced populations of specific fluorescent pseudomonad genotypes with antagonistic activity toward R. solani AG-5 and AG-8, but cultivars that did not elicit a disease suppressive soil did not modify the antagonistic capacity of this bacterial community. When soils were infested prior to the initial wheat planting, all cultivars were uniformly susceptible to R. solani AG-8. However, when pathogen inoculum was added after three growth-cycles, wheat root infection during the fourth growth-cycle varied in a cultivar specific manner. The same wheat cultivar-specific response in terms of transformation of the fluorescent pseudomonad community and subsequent suppression of Rhizoctonia root rot of apple was observed in three different orchard soils. These results demonstrate the importance of host genotype in modification of indigenous saprophytic microbial communities and suggest an important role for host genotype in the success of biological control. PMID:18943884

  16. Development of controlled release nanoformulations of carbendazim employing amphiphilic polymers and their bioefficacy evaluation against Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Koli, Pushpendra; Singh, Braj B; Shakil, Najam A; Kumar, Jitendra; Kamil, Deeba

    2015-01-01

    Controlled release nanoformulations of carbendazim (Methyl 1H-benzimidazol-2-ylcarbamate), a systemic fungicide, have been prepared using laboratory synthesized poly(ethylene glycols) (PEGs)-based functionalized amphiphilic copolymers. The release kinetics of carbendazim from developed controlled release (CR) formulations was studied and compared with that of the commercially available 50% Wettable Powder (WP). Further, the bioefficacy evaluation of developed formulations was done against plant pathogenic fungi Rhizoctonia solani by the poison food technique method. The release of maximum amount of carbendazim from developed formulations was dependent on the molecular weight of PEGs and was found to increase with increasing molecular weights. The range of carbendazim release was found to be between 10th to 35th day as compared to commercial formulation which was up to 7th day. The diffusion exponent (n value) of carbendazim in water ranged from 0.37 to 0.52 in the tested formulations. The half-release (t1/2) values ranged between 9.47 and 24.20 days, and the period of optimum availability (POA) of carbendazim ranged from 9.15 to 26.63 days. Also, ED50 values of the developed formulations vary from 0.40 to 0.74 mg L(-1). These formulations can be used to optimize the release of carbendazim to achieve disease control for the desired period depending on the matrix of the polymer used. PMID:26079342

  17. Phylogeography of the Solanaceae-infecting Basidiomycota fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 based on sequence analysis of two nuclear DNA loci

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    Vilgalys Rytas J

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The soil fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 3 (AG-3 is an important pathogen of cultivated plants in the family Solanaceae. Isolates of R. solani AG-3 are taxonomically related based on the composition of cellular fatty acids, phylogenetic analysis of nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA and beta-tubulin gene sequences, and somatic hyphal interactions. Despite the close genetic relationship among isolates of R. solani AG-3, field populations from potato and tobacco exhibit comparative differences in their disease biology, dispersal ecology, host specialization, genetic diversity and population structure. However, little information is available on how field populations of R. solani AG-3 on potato and tobacco are shaped by population genetic processes. In this study, two field populations of R. solani AG-3 from potato in North Carolina (NC and the Northern USA; and two field populations from tobacco in NC and Southern Brazil were examined using sequence analysis of two cloned regions of nuclear DNA (pP42F and pP89. Results Populations of R. solani AG-3 from potato were genetically diverse with a high frequency of heterozygosity, while limited or no genetic diversity was observed within the highly homozygous tobacco populations from NC and Brazil. Except for one isolate (TBR24, all NC and Brazilian isolates from tobacco shared the same alleles. No alleles were shared between potato and tobacco populations of R. solani AG-3, indicating no gene flow between them. To infer historical events that influenced current geographical patterns observed for populations of R. solani AG-3 from potato, we performed an analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA and a nested clade analysis (NCA. Population differentiation was detected for locus pP89 (?ST = 0.257, significant at P ST = 0.034, not significant. Results based on NCA of the pP89 locus suggest that historical restricted gene flow is a plausible explanation for the geographical association of clades. Coalescent-based simulations of genealogical relationships between populations of R. solani AG-3 from potato and tobacco were used to estimate the amount and directionality of historical migration patterns in time, and the ages of mutations of populations. Low rates of historical movement of genes were observed between the potato and tobacco populations of R. solani AG-3. Conclusion The two sisters populations of the basidiomycete fungus R. solani AG-3 from potato and tobacco represent two genetically distinct and historically divergent lineages that have probably evolved within the range of their particular related Solanaceae hosts as sympatric species.

  18. Silício alterando compostos derivados da pirólise de bainhas foliares de plantas de arroz infectadas por Rhizoctonia solani / Silicon altering compounds derived from the pyrolyses of leaf sheaths of rice plants infected with Rhizoctonia solani

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    Daniel Augusto, Schurt; Fabrício Ávila, Rodrigues; Vivian, Carré-Missio; Nilda Fátima Ferreira, Soares.

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo elucidar, por meio da pirólise analítica acoplada à cromatografia gasosa e espectrometria de massa, alterações na composição química da lignina nas bainhas de plantas de arroz das cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle supridas ou não com silício (Si) e infectadas por Rhiz [...] octonia solani. A concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas supridas com esse elemento foi significativamente maior (2,7 dag kg-1) em comparação com as plantas não supridas (0,45 dag kg-1). Na presença de Si, a área abaixo da curva do progresso da queima das bainhas foi significativamente reduzida em 19 e 25%, respectivamente, para as plantas das cultivares BR-Irga-409 e Labelle em relação à ausência desse elemento na solução nutritiva. Com base nos espectros de massas obtidos, foram identificados 33 compostos, dos quais 10 foram produtos da degradação de carboidratos e 23 derivados da lignina. Dentre os derivados da lignina, oito compostos eram do tipo p-hidroxifenila, 11 compostos do tipo guaiacila e quatro compostos do tipo siringila. Nas bainhas das plantas das duas cultivares de arroz, supridas ou não com Si, a concentração de lignina (p-hidroxifenila, siringila (S) e guaiacila (G)) foi de, aproximadamente, 15%. Houve aumento na relação S/G apenas nas bainhas das plantas da cultivar BR-Irga 409 supridas com Si e infectadas por R. solani. A maior concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas de arroz das duas cultivares, que por sua vez resultou em aumento na relação S/G, contribuiu para reduzir os sintomas da queima das bainhas. Abstract in english This study elucidated, through analytical pyrolysis coupled to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, changes in the chemical composition of lignin on leaf sheaths of rice plants of cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle supplied or non-supplied with silicon (Si) and infected with Rhizoctonia solani. [...] The Si concentration on leaf sheaths of plants supplied with this element was significatively higher (2.7 dag kg-1) as compared to non-supplied plants (0.45 dag kg-1). In the presence of Si, the area under leaf sheath blight progress curve was significantly reduced by 19 and 25% for plants from cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle, respectively, in comparison to the absence of Si. Based on the mass spectra obtained, 33 compounds were identified, 10 of which were products from the degradation of carbohydrates and 23 derivate from lignin. From lignin derivatives, eight compounds were p-hydroxiphenil type, eleven compounds were guaiacyl type and four compounds were syringyl type. On leaf sheaths of both cultivars, the concentration of lignin (p-hydroxiphenil, syringyl (S) and guaiacyl (G)) was around 15%, regardless of Si. There was no increase in the S/G ratio only for the leaf sheaths of BR-Irga 409 supplied with Si and infected with R. solani. High Si concentration on leaf sheaths of both cultivars, which in turn resulted in an increase in the S/G ratio, contributed to reduce leaf sheath blight symptoms.

  19. Biochemical changes in the mycelium of two Rhizoctonia solani isolates during autolysis

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    M. N. Reddy

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    Full Text Available Some biochemical changes occurring in the mycelium of two isolates (one pathogenic FR and another non-pathogenic GD2 of R. solani during autolytic phase of their growth were studied, by growing the fungi for periods longer than 210 days. During autolysis a decrease of 76.4% and 78.5% in mycelial dry weight occurred in pathogenic and non-pathogenic isolates respectively, compared to that at the beginning of autolysis. The mycelium of non-pathogenic isolate was more affected during autolytic phase of growth than that of the pathogenic isolate.

  20. Modulation of the phenylacetic acid metabolic complex by quinic acid alters the disease-causing activity of Rhizoctonia solani on tomato.

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    Bartz, Faith E; Glassbrook, Norman J; Danehower, David A; Cubeta, Marc A

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    The metabolic control of plant growth regulator production by the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani Kühn (teleomorph=Thanatephorus cucumeris (A.B. Frank) Donk) and consequences associated with the parasitic and saprobic activity of the fungus were investigated. Fourteen genetically distinct isolates of the fungus belonging to anastomosis groups (AG) AG-3, AG-4, and AG-1-IA were grown on Vogel's minimal medium N with and without the addition of a 25 mM quinic acid (QA) source of carbon. The effect of QA on fungal biomass was determined by measuring the dry wt of mycelia produced under each growth condition. QA stimulated growth of 13 of 14 isolates of R. solani examined. The production of phenylacetic acid (PAA) and the chemically related derivatives 2-hydroxy-PAA, 3-hydroxy-PAA, 4-hydroxy-PAA, and 3-methoxy-PAA on the two different media was compared by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The presence of QA in the growth medium of R. solani altered the PAA production profile, limiting the conversion of PAA to derivative forms. The effect of QA on the ability of R. solani to cause disease was examined by inoculating tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) plants with 11 isolates of R. solani AG-3 grown on media with and without the addition of 25 mM QA. Mean percent survival of tomato plants inoculated with R. solani was significantly higher when the fungal inoculum was generated on growth medium containing QA. The results of this study support the hypotheses that utilization of QA by R. solani leads to reduced production of the plant growth regulators belonging to the PAA metabolic complex which can suppress plant disease development. PMID:23380633

  1. Evaluation of chitinase activity in biological control process of rhizoctonia solani y fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in tomate, by using seed priming in the presence of trichoderma koningii Evaluación de la actividad quitinasa en procesos de control biológico de rhizoctonia solani y fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici en tomate, mediante fitoinvigorización de semillas en presencia de trichoderma koningii

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    Cotes A. M.; Clavijo A.

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    The present work intended to establish in a control model, the possible role of chitinases by using seed priming in the presence of Trichoderma koningii. This method showed to be efficient to control Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium oxysporum in tomato. The analysis of seed extracts and exudates, and soil extracts from soil seeded with seeds primed in the presence of T. koningii showed high endochitinase activity in the samples. This activity was higher than that exhibited by samples from prim...

  2. Control del mal de los almácigos causado por Rhizoctonia solani y Sclerotium rolfsii con caldos de cebolla / Control of seedling damping off caused by Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii using onion broths

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    MC, Rivera; ER, Wright; MC, Fabrizio; G, Freixá; R, Cabalini; SE, Lopez.

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    Full Text Available El mal de los almácigos causa muerte de plántulas. Los controles cultural y biológico constituyen las únicas herramientas orgánicas para su manejo. Acerca de la eficiencia de preparaciones vegetales, sólo se encuentra información de divulgación. Este trabajo evalúa el efecto de caldos fermentados de [...] cebolla sobre el crecimiento de Rhizoctonia solani y Sclerotium rolfsii y la incidencia de la enfermedad. Se obtuvieron caldo (B) y caldo esterilizado (SB), respectivamente, mediante hervido de trozos de cebollas y fermentación a temperatura ambiente, con o sin esterilización posterior. Se cultivaron los patógenos en APG suplementado con B y SB diluidos 1,7; 3,3; 8,3; 16,7 y 25%. Su crecimiento decreció con B al 8,3, 16,7 y 25%. La producción de esclerocios por S. rolfsii disminuyó con B, pero aumentó con SB. Penicillium purpurogenum, P. simplicissimum y Aspergillus niger aislados de B evidenciaron antibiosis, competencia e hiperparasitismo respecto de ambos patógenos. B y SB diluidos 10 y 50% fueron aplicados en almácigos de acelga (Beta vulgaris), tomate (Solanum lycopersicum), pimiento (Capsicum annuum) y berenjena (Solanum melongena) infestados. La pérdida de plántulas fue menor en el tratamiento con B al 50%, en relación al tratamiento con SB. Se concluye que la actividad antifúngica de B depende de su dilución y de su micota. La utilización de caldos de cebolla debería ser contemplada como alternativa para el manejo fitosanitario de bajo impacto ambiental. Se requiere continuar los estudios para completar el conocimiento acerca de los componentes químicos y microbiológicos de los caldos, y sus posibles cambios durante la fermentación. Abstract in english Damping off is a frequent disease that kills seedlings. Cultural and biological controls are the only tools in organic crops to manage this disease, and only empirical information is available on the eficiency of plant preparations. This work evaluates the effects of fermented onion decoctions on th [...] e growth of Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii and disease incidence. Broth (B) and sterilized broth (SB) were respectively obtained by boiling chopped yellow onions in water, and incubating for 14 days at room temperature, with or without subsequent sterilization. The pathogens were grown on potato dextrose agar supplemented with B and SB, diluted at 1.7, 3.3, 8.3, 16.7 and 25% (v/v). Their growth was reduced by B at 8.3, 16.7 and 25%. Production of sclerotia by S. rolfsii was diminished by B, but stimulated by SB. Penicillium purpurogenum, P. simplicissimum and Aspergillus niger obtained from B behaved as antagonistic against both pathogens, showing antibiosis, competition and hyperparasitism in dual confrontations with them. Broth and SB at 10 and 50% dilutions were sprayed on chard (Beta vulgaris), tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), pepper (Capsicum annuum) and eggplant (Solanum melongena) seedlings cultivated in pathogen-colonized soil. Damping of incidence in the B treatment at 50% dilution was markedly lower than that in SB. It is concluded that B antifungal activity depends on its dilution and mycota. Broth sprays should be considered as a tool to control damping of in low-environment-impact crop production. Further studies are needed for a complete understanding of B chemical and microbiological components, as well as their changes during fermentation.

  3. Bioprospecção de isolados de Trichoderma spp. para o controle de Rhizoctonia solani na produção de mudas de pepino / Bioprospection of Trichoderma spp. isolates to control Rhizoctonia solani on cucumber seedling production

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    Cleusa Maria Mantovanello, Lucon; Claudia Mitsue, Koike; Alice Ishida, Ishikawa; Flávia Rodrigues Alves, Patrício; Ricardo, Harakava.

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi selecionar e identificar isolados de Trichoderma spp. para o controle do tombamento causado por Rhizoctonia solani (AG-4) em plântulas de pepino (Cucumis sativus L.), além de avaliar o efeito de concentrações crescentes e de combinações dos isolados mais eficientes no c [...] ontrole da doença. Os experimentos foram conduzidos em casa de vegetação, com 490 isolados. O tombamento das mudas foi avaliado uma semana após a aplicação à base das plântulas de substrato infestado com antagonista (1%) e patógeno (1%). Os doze isolados que proporcionaram mais de 85% de redução da doença foram testados em concentrações crescentes para o controle do patógeno (1%): 0,5, 1, 2, 3 e 4%. Também foi avaliado o efeito das combinações dos cinco isolados mais promissores. Os isolados mais efetivos foram identificados pelo sequenciamento da região espaçadores internos transcritos (ITS) do DNA ribossômico. Dos 490 isolados testados 44 (9%) reduziram o tombamento. As concentrações de antagonistas superiores a 2% foram as mais efetivas no controle da doença. Apenas duas combinações resultaram no aumento do controle da doença. Os isolados mais efetivos foram identificados como T. hamatum (IB08, IB30, IB60), T. harzianum (IB34, IB35), T. atroviride (IB13), T. spirale (IB16, IB24) e T. asperellum (IB44). Não foi possível a identificação da espécie de três isolados. Abstract in english The objective of this work was to select and identify Trichoderma spp. isolates for the control of Rhizoctonia solani (AG-4) damping-off on cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) seedlings, as well as to evaluate the effects of increasing concentrations and different combinations of the most efficient isolat [...] es in the disease control. The experiments were carried out in a greenhouse with 490 isolates. The disease on cucumber seedlings was evaluated one week after the application of a commercial substrate infested with both antagonist (1%) and pathogen (1%) to the seedlings' root collar. The twelve isolates that conferred more than 85% of disease reduction were further evaluated in pathogen control (1%) at the concentrations 0.5, 1, 2, 3 and 4%. The effect of combining five of the most promising isolates in disease control was also evaluated. The most effective isolates were identified through the sequencing of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacers (ITS) region. Out of the 490 isolates tested 44 (9%) caused reduction of damping-off. Antagonist concentrations higher than 2% conferred the most effective disease control. Only two combinations of isolates resulted in increased disease control. The most effective isolates were identified as T. hamatum (IB08, IB30, IB60), T. harzianum (IB34, IB35), T. atroviride (IB13), T. spirale (IB16, IB24) and T. asperellum (IB44). Three isolates could not be identified at species level.

  4. Bioprospecção de isolados de Trichoderma spp. para o controle de Rhizoctonia solani na produção de mudas de pepino Bioprospection of Trichoderma spp. isolates to control Rhizoctonia solani on cucumber seedling production

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    Cleusa Maria Mantovanello Lucon

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi selecionar e identificar isolados de Trichoderma spp. para o controle do tombamento causado por Rhizoctonia solani (AG-4 em plântulas de pepino (Cucumis sativus L., além de avaliar o efeito de concentrações crescentes e de combinações dos isolados mais eficientes no controle da doença. Os experimentos foram conduzidos em casa de vegetação, com 490 isolados. O tombamento das mudas foi avaliado uma semana após a aplicação à base das plântulas de substrato infestado com antagonista (1% e patógeno (1%. Os doze isolados que proporcionaram mais de 85% de redução da doença foram testados em concentrações crescentes para o controle do patógeno (1%: 0,5, 1, 2, 3 e 4%. Também foi avaliado o efeito das combinações dos cinco isolados mais promissores. Os isolados mais efetivos foram identificados pelo sequenciamento da região espaçadores internos transcritos (ITS do DNA ribossômico. Dos 490 isolados testados 44 (9% reduziram o tombamento. As concentrações de antagonistas superiores a 2% foram as mais efetivas no controle da doença. Apenas duas combinações resultaram no aumento do controle da doença. Os isolados mais efetivos foram identificados como T. hamatum (IB08, IB30, IB60, T. harzianum (IB34, IB35, T. atroviride (IB13, T. spirale (IB16, IB24 e T. asperellum (IB44. Não foi possível a identificação da espécie de três isolados.The objective of this work was to select and identify Trichoderma spp. isolates for the control of Rhizoctonia solani (AG-4 damping-off on cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. seedlings, as well as to evaluate the effects of increasing concentrations and different combinations of the most efficient isolates in the disease control. The experiments were carried out in a greenhouse with 490 isolates. The disease on cucumber seedlings was evaluated one week after the application of a commercial substrate infested with both antagonist (1% and pathogen (1% to the seedlings' root collar. The twelve isolates that conferred more than 85% of disease reduction were further evaluated in pathogen control (1% at the concentrations 0.5, 1, 2, 3 and 4%. The effect of combining five of the most promising isolates in disease control was also evaluated. The most effective isolates were identified through the sequencing of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacers (ITS region. Out of the 490 isolates tested 44 (9% caused reduction of damping-off. Antagonist concentrations higher than 2% conferred the most effective disease control. Only two combinations of isolates resulted in increased disease control. The most effective isolates were identified as T. hamatum (IB08, IB30, IB60, T. harzianum (IB34, IB35, T. atroviride (IB13, T. spirale (IB16, IB24 and T. asperellum (IB44. Three isolates could not be identified at species level.

  5. Relato de Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 HG I em crisântemo (Papiro Branco e Amarelo e R. solani AG-4 HG III em gipsófila no estado de São Paulo, Brasil, e sua patogenicidade cruzada

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    César Júnior Bueno

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    Full Text Available Atualmente, grupamento de anastomose (AG de Rhizoctonia sp. em crisântemo e ocorrência deste fungo em gipsófila ainda não foram relatados no Brasil. Assim, realizou-se teste de patogenicidade normal e cruzada e sequenciamento da região ITS-5.8S rDNA para identificar o AG de isolado obtido de plantas de crisântemo (Papiro Branco e de gipsófila, ambas originárias de Holambra / São Paulo, Brasil. Após os testes, relata-se pela primeira vez a ocorrência de R. solani AG-4 HG I em crisântemo (Papiro Branco e Amarelo e R. solani AG-4 HG III em gipsófila, no estado de São Paulo, Brasil, e, também, a sua patogenicidade cruzada.

  6. The Interaction Pattern between a Homology Model of 40S Ribosomal S9 Protein of Rhizoctonia solani and 1-Hydroxyphenaize by Docking Study

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    Seema Dharni; Sanchita,; Abdul Samad; Ashok Sharma; Dharani Dhar Patra

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    1-Hydroxyphenazine (1-OH-PHZ), a natural product from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain SD12, was earlier reported to have potent antifungal activity against Rhizoctonia solani. In the present work, the antifungal activity of 1-OH-PHZ on 40S ribosomal S9 protein was validated by molecular docking approach. 1-OH-PHZ showed interaction with two polar contacts with residues, Arg69 and Phe19, which inhibits the synthesis of fungal protein. Our study reveals that 1-OH-PHZ can be a potent inhibitor of ...

  7. Correlation between specific double-stranded (ds) RNA elements and up- or down- regulation of virulence, laccase activity and mycelial growth of Rhizoctonia solani (AG2) isolates

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    Shoaei Naeeni S.

    2012-01-01

    A search for double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) was done in 18 isolates of the pathogenic basidiomycete Rhizoctonia solani (AG2) isolated from Iranian sugar beet fields. Nucleic acids were extracted from freeze-dried mycelia and dsRNA separated by cellulose CF-11 chromatography. The nature of dsRNA was confirmed by digestion with specific nuclease (RNase A). Electrophoretic bands of dsRNAs were detected on agarose gel in one to 10 Kb from eight isolates. The partial curing of dsRNA attempted to remo...

  8. Effect of Foliar and Drench Applications of Acetyl Salicylic Acid on Control of Rhizoctonia solani and on Dry Matter Production and Partitioning of Potatoes

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    Syed Karar Haider; Saifullah

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    Different concentrations of acetyl salicylic acid 1, 5 and 10 mM were applied through soil drench and foliar application at weekly intervals starting from emergence of the plants to investigate the effect of ASA on the control or Rhizoctonia solani and on general growth responses. Application of ASA did not influence the development of stem canker. Increasing concentrations of ASA produced reductions in tuber fresh weight and in total and component part dry weights. A concentration of 10 mM i...

  9. Solanioic Acid, an Antibacterial Degraded Steroid Produced in Culture by the Fungus Rhizoctonia solani Isolated from Tubers of the Medicinal Plant Cyperus rotundus.

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    Ratnaweera, Pamoda B; Williams, David E; Patrick, Brian O; de Silva, E Dilip; Andersen, Raymond J

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    Solanioic acid (1), a degraded and rearranged steroid that exhibits in vitro antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), has been isolated from laboratory cultures of the fungus Rhizoctonia solani obtained from tubers of the plant Cyperus rotundus collected in Sri Lanka. The structure of solanioic acid (1) was elucidated by detailed analysis of NMR data, a single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of a reduction product 2, and Mosher ester analysis on a derivative of the natural product. Solanioic acid (1) has an unprecedented carbon skeleton. PMID:25860081

  10. Determination of the Anastomosis Grouping and Virulence of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn Isolates Associated with Bean Plants Grown in Samsun/Turkey

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    G. H. Karaca; I. Ozkoc; I. Erper

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    Anastomosis groupings and virulence of 229 Rhizoctonia solani isolates, obtained from bean plants and soils in Samsun province, were determined. About 59 % of the isolates belonged to anastomosis group AG 4, 31 % to AG 2-2 and the remaining 10 % to AG 5. All the isolates selected for the pathogenicity test were found to be virulent at varying degrees to eight plants from different families. Isolate HAF 1-3 belonging to AG 4 were found to be the most virulent isolate. Sugarbeet was the most su...

  11. Identification at strain level of Rhizoctonia solani AG4 isolates by direct sequence of asymmetric PCR products of the ITS regions.

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    Boysen, M; Borja, M; del Moral, C; Salazar, O; Rubio, V

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    The relatedness of nine isolates of Rhizoctonia solani, belonging to anastomosis group (AG) 4, and one isolate of AG1 was determined by comparative sequence analysis based on direct sequencing of PCR-amplified ribosomal DNA [the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region and the 5.8 s ribosomal DNA]. The 5.8 s rDNA is completely conserved, but both ITS regions show variation among strains. AG1 was an outgroup based on anastomosis ability and RFLP analyses. Phylogenetic analyses based on the ITS sequences suggest that the analyzed AG4 strains can be divided into three groups that correlate with habitat and virulence. PMID:8821665

  12. Effect of successive cauliflower plantings and Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1 inoculations on disease suppressiveness of a suppressive and a conducive soil

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    Postma, J.; Scheper, R.W.A.; Schilder, M. T.

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    Disease suppressiveness against Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1 in cauliflower was studied in two marine clay soils with a sandy loam texture. The soils had a different cropping history. One soil had a long-term (40 years) cauliflower history and was suppressive, the other soil was conducive and came from a pear orchard not having a cauliflower crop for at least 40 years. These two soils were subjected to five successive cropping cycles with cauliflower or remaining fallow in a greenhouse experimen...

  13. Respuesta al glifosato de un aislamiento de rhizoctonia solani agente causal del anublo de la vaina del arroz, y de cuatro aislamientos de trichoderma, bajo condiciones in vitro

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    Vargas de Álvarez, Amparo; Fuentes', Cilia L.; Torres Torres, Enrique

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    El añublo de la vaina del arroz (Orysa saliva L.), cuyo agente causal es Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, es una de las enfermedades más importantes en el cultivo del arroz en Colombia. En los cultivos de arroz con frecuencia se aplica glifosato ((ácido N-(fosfonometil) glicina) para controlar las malezas, particularmente el arroz rojo (O. saliva), antes de la siembra del arroz. Observaciones de campo anteriores parecían indicar relación entre el uso intensivo del glifosato y el incremento en la inci...

  14. Evaluación de aislamientos de trichoderma spp. contra rhizoctonia solani y sclerotium rolfsii bajo condiciones in vitro y de invernadero

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    Hoyos-Carvajal, Liliana; Chaparro, Paola; Abramsky, Miriam; Chet, Ilan; Orduz, Sergio

    2009-01-01

    Se evaluó la eficacia biológica de ocho aislamientos de Trichoderma spp. provenientes de suelos de Colombia para el control de los agentes causales de volcamiento, Sclerotium rolfsii y Rhizoctonia solani, bajo condiciones in vitro y de invernadero. Los análisis in vitro mostraron la capacidad antagónica de todos los aislamientos evaluados. En condiciones de invernadero, cuatro aislamientos fueron altamente eficaces contra S. rolfsii en plantas de fríjol en semillero (>90% de redu...

  15. Dynamic role of organic matter and bioagent for the management of Meloidogyne incognita–Rhizoctonia solani disease complex on tomato in relation to some growth attributes

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    Rose Rizvi

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    Full Text Available A disease complex involving Meloidogyne incognita–Rhizoctonia solani was studied on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum var. Pusa Ruby under glasshouse conditions to determine their concomitant effect on plant growth variables. Biofertilizers Nerium indicum and Trichoderma harzianum were tested against both pathogens individually as well as concomitantly and found its role in minimizing disease severity. Inoculation of M. incognita and R. solani resulted a significant reduction in plant growth variables over control. The plant growth variables reduction was more pronounced by M. incognita as compared to R. solani. However, T. harzianum exhibited their potential against the disease complex but was less effective than N. indicum. A manifold improvement in plant growth parameters was observed when plants were treated with biofertilizers, N. indicum and T. harzianum simultaneously. The present work has revealed that the combined application of N. indicum and T. harzianum may be a better option for the management of disease complex M. incognita–R. solani on tomato. Application of these biofertilizers after field trials may be suitable module of organic farming.

  16. Two distinct classes of protein related to GTB and RRM are critical in the sclerotial metamorphosis process of Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA.

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    Shu, Canwei; Chen, Jieling; Sun, Si; Zhang, Meiling; Wang, Chenjiaozi; Zhou, Erxun

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    Sheath blight of rice, caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn AG-1 IA [teleomorph: Thanatephorus cucumeris (Frank) Donk], is one of the major diseases of rice (Oryza sativa L.) worldwide. Sclerotia produced by R. solani AG-1 IA are crucial for their survival in adverse environments and further dissemination when environmental conditions become conducive. Differentially expressed genes during three stages of sclerotial metamorphosis of R. solani AG-1 IA were investigated by utilizing complementary DNA amplified fragment length polymorphism (cDNA-AFLP) technique. A total of 258 transcript derived fragments (TDFs) were obtained and sequenced, among which 253 TDFs were annotated with known functions through BLASTX by searching the GenBank database and 19 annotated TDFs were assigned into 19 secondary metabolic pathways through searching the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) PATHWAY database. Moreover, the results of quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis showed that the expression patterns of eight representative annotated TDFs were positively correlated with sclerotial metamorphosis. Sequence annotation of TDFs showed homology similarities to several genes encoding for proteins belonging to the glycosyltransferases B (GTB) and RNA recognition motif (RRM) superfamily and to other development-related proteins. Taken together, it is concluded that the members of the GTB and RRM superfamilies and several new genes involved in proteolytic process identified in this study might serve as the scavengers of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) and thus play an important role in the sclerotial metamorphosis process of R. solani AG-1 IA. PMID:25763752

  17. Sequence-Related Amplified Polymorphism-PCR Analysis for Genetic Diversity in Rhizoctonia solani Populations Infecting Pulse Crops in Different Agro-Ecological Regions of India

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    Aradhika Tripathi

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    Full Text Available Rhizoctonia solani is a destructive fungal pathogen infecting wide range of crop plants including pulses causing wet root rot or web blight disease. The present study was aimed to determine the genetic diversity of R. solani populations using Sequence-Related Amplified Polymorphism (SRAP markers. The SRAP markers were used for genetic diversity analysis of 89 isolates of R. solani belonging to 7 Anastomosis Groups (AGs isolated from different pulse crops representing 21 states from 16 agro-ecological regions of India. Out of 30 SRAP primer combinations evaluated, 16 combinations provided amplification with 100% polymorphism and the primer combinations Me1/Em1and Me1/Em4 provided the highest number of bands (14. The isolates of R. solani showed high level of genetic variability and grouped into 7 major clusters at 35% genetic similarity by using unweighted pair group method with an arithmetic average analysis. Bootstrap analysis grouped the isolates into five major clusters at 28% genetic similarity and about 95% isolates shared common sub-grouping patterns in both the analysis. The majority of the isolates representing various AGs were grouped together into different sub-clusters. The molecular clusters did not correspond to agro-ecological regions and crops of the origin of the isolates because of the diversity in the hosts and adopt ability of the pathogen under different environmental conditions prevalent in various parts of the country. First time an attempt was made in the present study to determine the genetic variability of the R. solani populations isolated from different pulse crops representing various AGs using SRAP markers.

  18. Growth Activities of the Sugarbeet Pathogens Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc., Rhizoctonia solani Khun. and Fusarium verticillioides Sacc. under Cyanobacterial Filtrates Stress

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    Mohamed A. Rizk

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    The present study was undertaken to explore the effect of cyanobacterial filtrates against three sugarbeet pathogens Fusarium verticillioides, Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii. Based on this study, it was concluded that Phormidium fragile and Nostoc muscorum filtrates have potential for the suppression of phytopathogenic fungi. In vitro and in vivo growth, sporulation and sclerotial production were significantly inhibited with the almost species of cyanobacteria.

  19. EMS-treated hexaploid wheat genotype Scarlet has enhanced tolerance to the soilborne necrotrophic pathogens Rhizoctonia solani AG-8 and R. oryzae. 2009. Theor. Appl. Genet. 119(February): 293-303

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    R. solani AG-8 and R. oryzae cause Rhizoctonia root rot and pre-emergence damping-off, yield-limiting diseases that pose a barrier to the adoption of reduced tillage wheat production systems intended to reduce soil erosion. We report the first genetic resistance to necrotrophic root pathogens Rhizo...

  20. High entomotoxicity and mechanism of the fungal GalNAc/Gal-specific Rhizoctonia solani lectin in pest insects.

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    Hamshou, Mohamad; Van Damme, Els J M; Caccia, Silvia; Cappelle, Kaat; Vandenborre, Gianni; Ghesquière, Bart; Gevaert, Kris; Smagghe, Guy

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    Whole insect assays where Rhizoctonia solani agglutinin (RSA) was fed to larval stages of the cotton leaf-worm Spodoptera littoralis and the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum demonstrated a high concentration-dependent entomotoxicity, suggesting that this GalNAc/Gal-specific fungal lectin might be a good control agent for different pest insects. RSA at 10 mg/g in the solid diet of 2nd-instar caterpillars caused 84% weight reduction after 8 days with none of the caterpillars reaching the 4th-instar stage. In sucking aphids, 50% mortality was achieved after 3 days with 9 ?M of RSA in the liquid diet. Feeding of FITC-labeled RSA to both insect pest species revealed strong lectin binding at the apical/luminal side of the midgut epithelium with the brush border zone, suggesting the insect midgut as a primary insecticide target tissue for RSA. This was also confirmed with cell cultures in vitro, where there was high fluorescence binding at the microvillar zone with primary cultures of larval midgut columnar cells of S. littoralis, and also at the surface with the insect midgut CF-203 cell line without lectin uptake in the midgut cells. In vitro assays using insect midgut CF-203 cells, revealed that RSA was highly toxic with an EC50 of 0.3 ?M. Preincubation with GalNAc and saponin indicated that this action of RSA was carbohydrate-binding dependent and happened at the surface of the cells. Intoxicated CF-203 cells showed symptoms of apoptosis as nuclear condensation and DNA fragmentation, and this concurred with an increase of caspase-3/7, -8 and -9 activities. Finally, RSA affinity chromatography of membrane extracts of CF-203 cells followed by LC-MS/MS allowed the identification of 5747 unique peptides, among which four putatively glycosylated membrane proteins that are associated with apoptosis induction, namely Fas-associated factor, Apoptosis-linked gene-2, Neuroglian and CG2076, as potential binding targets for RSA. These data are discussed in relation to the physiological effects of RSA. PMID:23291362

  1. Eficiência de diferentes moléculas na redução dos sintomas da queima das bainhas em arroz e no crescimento de Rhizoctonia solani in vitro

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt

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    Full Text Available Este estudo verificou a eficiência da aplicação de diferentes moléculas em reduzir o comprimento relativo da lesão (CRL da queima das bainhas em arroz. Plantas dos cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva e inoculadas com Rhizoctonia solani, no estádio de máximo perfilhamento. Às 24 horas antes da inoculação, as bainhas das plantas foram pulverizadas com soluções de silicato de potássio (SP, silicato de potássio + fósforo (SP+F, Acibenzolar-S-Metil (ASM, fungicida Carbendazim, quitosana desacetilada (QD, etileno (ET e fosfito de potássio (FP. Plantas cujas bainhas foram pulverizadas com água destilada serviram como testemunhas. O efeito das moléculas contidas nesses produtos no crescimento micelial de R. solani foi testado in vitro. Para BR-Irga 409, o CRL foi menor com a aplicação do FP, em relação aos demais tratamentos, exceto o Carbendazim. A aplicação do Carbendazim reduziu em 86,1% o CRL, em relação à testemunha. O CRL foi significativamente menor no cultivar BR-Irga 409 do que no 'Labelle', com aplicação do FP. O crescimento micelial de R. solani foi reduzido apenas pelo FP e Carbendazim, em comparação com os demais tratamentos. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos testemunha, SP e SP+F para a concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas dos dois cultivares.

  2. The Urochloa Foliar Blight and Collar Rot Pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA Emerged in South America Via a Host Shift from Rice.

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    Chavarro Mesa, Edisson; Ceresini, Paulo C; Ramos Molina, Lina M; Pereira, Danilo A S; Schurt, Daniel A; Vieira, José R; Poloni, Nadia M; McDonald, Bruce A

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    The fungus Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group (AG)-1 IA emerged in the early 1990s as an important pathogen causing foliar blight and collar rot on pastures of the genus Urochloa (signalgrass) in South America. We tested the hypothesis that this pathogen emerged following a host shift or jump as a result of geographical overlapping of host species. The genetic structure of host and regional populations of R. solani AG-1 IA infecting signalgrass, rice, and soybean in Colombia and Brazil was analyzed using nine microsatellite loci in 350 isolates to measure population differentiation and infer the pathogen reproductive system. Phylogeographical analyses based on the microsatellite loci and on three DNA sequence loci were used to infer historical migration patterns and test hypotheses about the origin of the current pathogen populations. Cross pathogenicity assays were conducted to measure the degree of host specialization in populations sampled from different hosts. The combined analyses indicate that the pathogen populations currently infecting Urochloa in Colombia and Brazil most likely originated from a population that originally infected rice. R. solani AG-1 IA populations infecting Urochloa exhibit a mixed reproductive system including both sexual reproduction and long-distance dispersal of adapted clones, most likely on infected seed. The pathogen population on Urochloa has a genetic structure consistent with a high evolutionary potential and showed evidence for host specialization. PMID:26222889

  3. Effect of Trichoderma harzianum biomass and Bradyrhizobium sp. strain NC 92 to control leaf blight disease of bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea caused by Rhizoctonia solani in the field

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    Mana Kanjanamaneesathian

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    Full Text Available Four hundred and sixty two strains of Trichoderma spp. were isolated from 23 soil samples in which groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L. and bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. had been planted in Songkhla, Phattalung, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat and Yala provinces. These fungi were tested against Rhizoctonia solani, a causal agent of leaf blight of bambara groundnut, using dual culture technique on PDA medium. Among 462 isolates tested, 226 isolates had an ability to overgrow R. solani completely. Further testing found 13 isolates having the ability to parasitize mycelia of R. solani. Among these isolates, ThB-1-54 produced a cellulolytic enzyme on congo-red agar. This isolate was later identified as T. harzianum Rifai. In the field test, applying biomass of the isolate ThB-1-54 cultured on ground mesocarp fiber of oil palm, the combination of the isolate ThB-1-54 on ground mesocarp fiber of oil palm and Bradyrhizobium sp. (strain NC 92, or fungicide (iprodione had no effect on disease severity, yield, or the amount of total nitrogen content in stems or seeds of bambara groundnut plant.

  4. Rapid Diagnosis of Soybean Seedling Blight Caused by Rhizoctonia solani and Soybean Charcoal Rot Caused by Macrophomina phaseolina Using LAMP Assays.

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    Lu, Chenchen; Song, Bi; Zhang, HaiFeng; Wang, YuanChao; Zheng, XiaoBo

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    A new method of direct detection of pathogenic fungi in infected soybean tissues has been reported here. The method rapidly diagnoses soybean seedling blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani and soybean charcoal rot caused by Macrophomina phaseolina, and features loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). The primers were designed and screened using internal transcribed spacers (ITS) as target DNAs of both pathogens. An ITS-Rs-LAMP assay for R. solani and an ITS-Mp-LAMP assay for M. phaseolina that can detect the pathogen in diseased soybean tissues in the field have been developed. Both LAMP assays efficiently amplified the target genes over 60 min at 62°C. A yellow-green color (visible to the naked eye) or intense green fluorescence (visible under ultraviolet light) was only observed in the presence of R. solani or M. phaseolina after addition of SYBR Green I. The detection limit of the ITS-Rs-LAMP assay was 10 pg ?l(-1) of genomic DNA; and that of the ITS-Mp-LAMP assay was 100 pg ?l(-1) of genomic DNA. Using the two assays described here, we successfully and rapidly diagnosed suspect diseased soybean samples collected in the field from Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. PMID:26606587

  5. Suppression subtractive hybridization and comparative expression of a pore-forming toxin and glycosyl hydrolase genes in Rhizoctonia solani during potato sprout infection.

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    Chamoun, Rony; Samsatly, Jamil; Pakala, Suman B; Cubeta, Marc A; Jabaji, Suha

    2015-06-01

    Rhizoctonia solani is a plant pathogenic fungus that causes black scurf on tubers and stem and stolon canker on underground parts of potato plant. Early in the season, the fungus attacks germinating sprouts underground before they emerge from the soil. Damage at this stage results in delayed emergence of weakened plants with poor and uneven stands. The mechanism underlying this phenomenon has been investigated in this study by coupling a cDNA-suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) library to differential screening to identify transcripts of R. solani that are down-regulated during infection of potato sprouts. We report on the identification of 33 unique genes with functions related to carbohydrate binding, vitamin synthesis, pathogenicity, translation, ATP and nucleic acid binding and other categories. RACE-PCR was used to clone and characterize the first full-length cDNA clones, RSENDO1 and RSGLYC1 that encode for an eukaryotic delta-endotoxin CytB protein and an intracellular glycosyl hydrolase, respectively. Quantitative real-time PCR revealed the down-regulation of RSENDO1 during infection of potato sprouts and the up-regulation of RSGLYC1 when the fungus was grown on a cellulose-based nutrient medium. In contrast, additional experiments have highlighted the down-regulation of RSENDO1 when R. solani was co-cultured with the mycoparasite Stachybotrys elegans and the bacterial antagonist Bacillus subtilis B26. These results advance our understanding of R. solani-potato interaction in subterranean parts of the plant. Such approaches could be considered in building an efficient integrated potato disease management program. PMID:25472038

  6. Characterization of a New Subgroup of Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 1 (AG-1-ID), Causal Agent of a Necrotic Leaf Spot on Coffee.

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    Priyatmojo, A; Escopalao, V E; Tangonan, N G; Pascual, C B; Suga, H; Kageyama, K; Hyakumachi, M

    2001-11-01

    ABSTRACT A new foliar disease on coffee leaves was observed in Mindanao, Philippines, in 1996. The symptoms appeared as large circular or irregularly shaped necrotic areas with small circular necrotic spots (1 mm or less in diameter) usually found around the periphery of the large necrotic areas. Rhizoctonia solani was consistently isolated from these diseased coffee leaves. Isolates obtained were multinucleate (3 to 12 nuclei per hyphal cell), had an optimum temperature for hyphal growth at 25 degrees C, prototrophic for thiamine, and anastomosed with tester isolates belonging to R. solani anastomosis group 1 (AG-1). Mature cultures on potato dextrose agar (PDA) were light to dark brown. Sclerotia, light brown to brown, were formed on the surface of PDA and covered the whole mature colony culture. Individual sclerotia often aggregated into large clumps (3 to 8 mm in diameter) and their color was brown to dark brown. In pathogenicity tests, isolates from coffee caused necrotic symptoms on coffee leaves, whereas isolates of AG-1-IA (not isolated from coffee), 1-IB, and 1-IC did not. The results of analyses of restriction fragment length polymorphism of ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer, random amplified polymorphism DNA, and fatty acid profiles showed that R. solani isolates from coffee are a population of AG-1 different from AG-1-IA, 1-IB, and 1-IC. These results suggest that R. solani isolates from coffee represent a new subgroup distinct from AG-1-IA, 1-IB, and 1-IC. A new subgroup ID (AG-1-ID) is proposed. PMID:18943440

  7. Evaluación de la actividad quitinasa en procesos de control biológico de rhizoctonia solani y fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici en tomate, mediante fitoinvigorización de semillas en presencia de trichoderma koningii Evaluation of chitinase activity in biological control process of rhizoctonia solani y fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in tomate, by using seed priming in the presence of trichoderma koningii

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    Cotes A. M.; Clavijo A.

    1998-01-01

    El propósito del presente trabajo fue el de establecer el posible papel de las quitinasas en un modelo de control, utilizando pregerminación controlada de semillas en presencia de Trichoderma koningii. Este método mostró ser eficiente para el control de Rhizoctonia solani y de Fusarium oxysporum en tomate. Al analizar los extractos y exudados de semillas y los extractos de suelo se...

  8. Associação de Rhizoctonia solani Grupo de Anastomose 4 (AG-4 HGI e HGIII) à espécies de plantas invasoras de área de cultivo de batata / Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 4 (AG-4 HGI and HGIII) associated with weed species from a potato cropping area

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    Fátima Aparecida da, Silva-Barreto; Wagner Vicente, Pereira; Maisa Boff, Ciampi; Marcos Paz Saraiva, Câmara; Paulo Cezar, Ceresini.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Os grupos 3 e 4 de anastomose (AG-3 e AG-4) do fungo Rhizoctonia solani são importantes grupos associados à batata no mundo. No Brasil, o AG-3 é relatado afetando principalmente batata e fumo. Já o AG-4 causa perdas consideráveis em culturas de importância econômica, como a soja, o feijão e o amendo [...] im, podendo ocorrer também em hortaliças como o espinafre, o pimentão, o brócolis, o tomate, a batata e frutíferas como o melão. Recentemente foi constatada, em Brasília-DF, a associação de R. solani a plantas invasoras em áreas de cultivo de batata. Entretanto, não há informação a respeito da etiologia do patógeno bem como do papel de espécies invasoras como outras hospedeiras no ciclo do patógeno. Objetivou-se com esse estudo caracterizar isolados de R. solani obtidos de batata e de outras três espécies de plantas invasoras associadas a áreas de cultivo da cultura: juá-de-capote [Nicandra physaloides (L.) Pers., Solanaceae], beldroega (Portulaca oleracea L., Portulacaceae), e caruru (Amaranthus deflexus L., Amaranthaceae). Foi confirmada a hipótese de que os isolados obtidos de R. solani de beldroega, caruru e juá-de-capote pertencem ao grupo 4 de anastomose e são patogênicos à batata, exceto o isolado de beldroega. Estes isolados apresentaram patogenicidade cruzada às três espécies e também patogênicos à maria-pretinha (Solanum americanum Mill.), uma outra espécie de Solanaceae invasora. A classificação dos isolados no grupo AG-4 HGI ou no grupo AG-4 HGIII (isolado de caruru) foi confirmada através de características culturais e moleculares (seqüenciamento da região ITS-5.8S do rDNA). Os resultados deste trabalho trazem implicações importantes para o manejo das podridões radiculares de Rhizoctonia em batata. Abstract in english The anastomosis groups 3 and 4 (AG-3 and AG-4) of the fungus Rhizoctonia solani are important groups associated with potatoes worldwide. In Brazil, the AG-3 is reported affecting mainly potatoes and tobacco. The AG-4 cause considerable losses in crops of economic importance, such as soybean, beans a [...] nd peanuts and may also occur in vegetables such as spinach, pepper, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes and fruit such as melons. The association of R. solani with invasive plants was recently established in potato production areas from Brasília, DF. However, there is no information about the etiology of the pathogen as well as the role of invasive species as alternative hosts in the life cycle of the pathogen. The objective of this study was to characterize isolates of R. solani obtained from potatoes and three other invasive plant species associated with areas of potato production: Shoo-fly plant [Nicandra physaloides (L.) Pers., Solanaceae], pigweed (Portulaca oleracea L., Portulacaceae), and low-amaranth (Amaranthus deflexus L., Amaranthaceae). It was confirmed the hypothesis that the R. solani isolates obtained from pigweed, low-amaranth and Shoo-fly plant belong to the anastomosis group 4 and, except for the isolate from pigweed, are pathogenic to potatoes. These isolates were cross pathogencic to all the three weed species tested and also to American nightshade (Solanum americanum Mill.), another Solanaceae invasive of potato fields. The placement of the isolates in the group AG-4 HGI or in the group AG-4 HGIII (isolate from caruru) was confirmed by cultural and molecular characteristics (sequencing of the ITS-5.8S region of rDNA). The results of this study provide important implications for the management of the Rhizoctonia root rot in potatoes.

  9. Associação de Rhizoctonia solani Grupo de Anastomose 4 (AG-4 HGI e HGIII à espécies de plantas invasoras de área de cultivo de batata Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 4 (AG-4 HGI and HGIII associated with weed species from a potato cropping area

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    Fátima Aparecida da Silva-Barreto

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Os grupos 3 e 4 de anastomose (AG-3 e AG-4 do fungo Rhizoctonia solani são importantes grupos associados à batata no mundo. No Brasil, o AG-3 é relatado afetando principalmente batata e fumo. Já o AG-4 causa perdas consideráveis em culturas de importância econômica, como a soja, o feijão e o amendoim, podendo ocorrer também em hortaliças como o espinafre, o pimentão, o brócolis, o tomate, a batata e frutíferas como o melão. Recentemente foi constatada, em Brasília-DF, a associação de R. solani a plantas invasoras em áreas de cultivo de batata. Entretanto, não há informação a respeito da etiologia do patógeno bem como do papel de espécies invasoras como outras hospedeiras no ciclo do patógeno. Objetivou-se com esse estudo caracterizar isolados de R. solani obtidos de batata e de outras três espécies de plantas invasoras associadas a áreas de cultivo da cultura: juá-de-capote [Nicandra physaloides (L. Pers., Solanaceae], beldroega (Portulaca oleracea L., Portulacaceae, e caruru (Amaranthus deflexus L., Amaranthaceae. Foi confirmada a hipótese de que os isolados obtidos de R. solani de beldroega, caruru e juá-de-capote pertencem ao grupo 4 de anastomose e são patogênicos à batata, exceto o isolado de beldroega. Estes isolados apresentaram patogenicidade cruzada às três espécies e também patogênicos à maria-pretinha (Solanum americanum Mill., uma outra espécie de Solanaceae invasora. A classificação dos isolados no grupo AG-4 HGI ou no grupo AG-4 HGIII (isolado de caruru foi confirmada através de características culturais e moleculares (seqüenciamento da região ITS-5.8S do rDNA. Os resultados deste trabalho trazem implicações importantes para o manejo das podridões radiculares de Rhizoctonia em batata.The anastomosis groups 3 and 4 (AG-3 and AG-4 of the fungus Rhizoctonia solani are important groups associated with potatoes worldwide. In Brazil, the AG-3 is reported affecting mainly potatoes and tobacco. The AG-4 cause considerable losses in crops of economic importance, such as soybean, beans and peanuts and may also occur in vegetables such as spinach, pepper, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes and fruit such as melons. The association of R. solani with invasive plants was recently established in potato production areas from Brasília, DF. However, there is no information about the etiology of the pathogen as well as the role of invasive species as alternative hosts in the life cycle of the pathogen. The objective of this study was to characterize isolates of R. solani obtained from potatoes and three other invasive plant species associated with areas of potato production: Shoo-fly plant [Nicandra physaloides (L. Pers., Solanaceae], pigweed (Portulaca oleracea L., Portulacaceae, and low-amaranth (Amaranthus deflexus L., Amaranthaceae. It was confirmed the hypothesis that the R. solani isolates obtained from pigweed, low-amaranth and Shoo-fly plant belong to the anastomosis group 4 and, except for the isolate from pigweed, are pathogenic to potatoes. These isolates were cross pathogencic to all the three weed species tested and also to American nightshade (Solanum americanum Mill., another Solanaceae invasive of potato fields. The placement of the isolates in the group AG-4 HGI or in the group AG-4 HGIII (isolate from caruru was confirmed by cultural and molecular characteristics (sequencing of the ITS-5.8S region of rDNA. The results of this study provide important implications for the management of the Rhizoctonia root rot in potatoes.

  10. Cyclic Lipopeptides of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum Colonizing the Lettuce Rhizosphere Enhance Plant Defense Responses Toward the Bottom Rot Pathogen Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Chowdhury, Soumitra Paul; Uhl, Jenny; Grosch, Rita; Alquéres, Sylvia; Pittroff, Sabrina; Dietel, Kristin; Schmitt-Kopplin, Philippe; Borriss, Rainer; Hartmann, Anton

    2015-09-01

    The commercially available inoculant Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 is able to considerably reduce lettuce bottom rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani. To understand the interaction between FZB42 and R. solani in the rhizosphere of lettuce, we used an axenic system with lettuce bacterized with FZB42 and inoculated with R. solani. Confocal laser scanning microscopy showed that FZB42 could delay the initial establishment of R. solani on the plants. To show which secondary metabolites of FZB42 are produced under these in-situ conditions, we developed an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to time of flight mass spectrometry-based method and identified surfactin, fengycin, and bacillomycin D in the lettuce rhizosphere. We hypothesized that lipopeptides and polyketides play a role in enhancing the plant defense responses in addition to the direct antagonistic effect toward R. solani and used a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction-based assay for marker genes involved in defense signaling pathways in lettuce. A significant higher expression of PDF 1.2 observed in the bacterized plants in response to subsequent pathogen challenge showed that FZB42 could enhance the lettuce defense response toward the fungal pathogen. To identify if surfactin or other nonribosomally synthesized secondary metabolites could elicit the observed enhanced defense gene expression, we examined two mutants of FZB42 deficient in production of surfactin and the lipopetides and polyketides, by expression analysis and pot experiments. In the absence of surfactin and other nonribosomally synthesized secondary metabolites, there was no enhanced PDF 1.2-mediated response to the pathogen challenge. Pot experiment results showed that the mutants failed to reduce disease incidence in lettuce as compared with the FZB42 wild type, indicating, that surfactin as well as other nonribosomally synthesized secondary metabolites play a role in the actual disease suppression and on lettuce health. In conclusion, our study showed that nonribosomally synthesized secondary metabolites of FZB42 are actually produced in the lettuce rhizosphere and contribute to the disease suppression by mediating plant defense gene expression toward the pathogen R. solani. PMID:26011557

  11. Surface motility in Pseudomonas sp DSS73 is required for efficient biological containment of the root-pathogenic microfungi Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium ultimum

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    Andersen, Jens Bo; Koch, Birgit

    2003-01-01

    Pseudomonas sp. DSS73 was isolated from the rhizoplane of sugar beet seedlings. This strain exhibits antagonism towards the root-pathogenic microfungi Pythium ultimum and Rhizoctonia solani. Production of the cyclic lipopeptide amphisin in combination with expression of flagella enables the growing bacterial culture to move readily over the surface of laboratory media. Amphisin is a new member of a group of dual-functioning compounds such as tensin, viscosin and viscosinamid that display both biosurfactant and antifungal properties. The ability of DSS73 to efficiently contain root-pathogenic microfungi is shown to arise from amphisin-dependent surface translocation and growth by which the bacterium can lay siege to the fungi. The synergistic effects of surface motility and synthesis of a battery of antifungal compounds efficiently contain and terminate growth of the microfungi.

  12. Bioconversion of wheat straw and wheat straw components into single-cell protein. [Spicaria fusispora, Cochliobolus specifer, Myrothecium verrucaria, Rhizoctonia solani, and Gliocladium sp

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    Chahal, D.S.; Moo-Young, M.; Dhillon, G.S.

    1979-01-01

    Several fungi (Aspergillus niger, A. terreus, Cochliobolus specifer, Myrothecium verrucaria, Rhizoctonia solani, Spicaria fusispora, Penicillium sp., and Gliocladium sp.) were isolated from decomposing wheat straw and tested for their ability to utilize whole straw and its components, holocellulose (hemicellulose and cellulose) and cellulose, for the production of single-cell protein (SCP). C. specifer was the most efficient fungus for protein synthesis with the 3 substrates. Using KNO/sub 3/ as N source in mixtures of .04 g N/g substrate (0.04% wt./vol.) at pH 4.5, it was found that incubation periods of 3, 4, and 5 days were optimal for protein production on cellulose and holocellulose fractions, and whole straw, respectively. Whole native straw was the most recalcitrant to bioconversion into SCP; however, protein production was almost doubled when the lignin component was removed using a mixture of NaClO/sub 2/ and HOAc.

  13. Liquid culture production of microsclerotia and submerged conidia by Trichoderma harzianum active against damping-off disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Kobori, Nilce N; Mascarin, Gabriel M; Jackson, Mark A; Schisler, David A

    2015-04-01

    Media and culturing protocols were identified that supported the formation of submerged conidia and microsclerotia (MS) by Trichoderma harzianum Rifai strain T-22 using liquid culture fermentation. Liquid media with a higher carbon concentration (36 g L(-1)) promoted MS formation at all C:N ratios tested. Hyphae aggregated to form MS after 2 d growth and after 7 d MS were fully melanized. This is the first report of MS formation by T. harzianum or any species of Trichoderma. Furthermore, submerged conidia formation was induced by liquid culture media, but yields, desiccation tolerance, and storage stability varied with C:N ratio and carbon rate. Air-dried MS granules (Rhizoctonia solani. Together, the results provide insights into the liquid culture production, stabilization process, and bioefficacy of the hitherto unreported MS of T. harzianum as a potential biofungicide for use in integrated management programs against soilborne diseases. PMID:25813507

  14. Mating type-correlated molecular markers and demonstration of heterokaryosis in the phytopathogenic fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris (Rhizoctonia solani) AG 1-IC by AFLP DNA fingerprinting analysis.

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    Julián, M C; Acero, J; Salazar, O; Keijer, J; Rubio, V

    1999-01-01

    The destructive soil-borne plant pathogenic basidiomycetous fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris (Frank) Donk [anamorph: Rhizoctonia solani Kühn] is not a homogeneous species, but is composed of at least twelve anastomosis groups (AG), which seem to be genetically isolated. The genetics of several T. cucumeris anastomosis groups has been studied by analysis of heterokaryotic tuft formation in the area of contact between homokaryotic single-spore isolates, revealing that AG 1 is heterokaryotic and bipolar. To prove that tuft formation is due to heterokaryosis, AFLP DNA fingerprinting has been applied to a heterokaryotic T. cucumeris AG 1-IC isolate, its homokaryotic single spore-derived progeny, and newly formed heterokaryons. By means of AFLP markers, it is demonstrated that fluffy tufts formed upon pairing of homokaryons from different mating types are newly formed heterokaryons. Mating type-correlated markers have also been found, which will be useful for future studies of the genetics of this fungal species complex. PMID:9987848

  15. Determination of the Anastomosis Grouping and Virulence of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn Isolates Associated with Bean Plants Grown in Samsun/Turkey

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    G. H. Karaca

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Anastomosis groupings and virulence of 229 Rhizoctonia solani isolates, obtained from bean plants and soils in Samsun province, were determined. About 59 % of the isolates belonged to anastomosis group AG 4, 31 % to AG 2-2 and the remaining 10 % to AG 5. All the isolates selected for the pathogenicity test were found to be virulent at varying degrees to eight plants from different families. Isolate HAF 1-3 belonging to AG 4 were found to be the most virulent isolate. Sugarbeet was the most susceptible plant species while corn and leek seemed to be rather resistant. The virulence of the isolates on different bean cultivars varied. AG 4 and AG 2-2 group isolates caused severe symptoms of root rot on all cultivars. AG 5 isolate was highly to moderately virulent regarding the susceptibility of the bean cultivars. Horoz was found to be the most susceptible bean cultivar.

  16. Efeitos de materiais orgânicos e da umidade do solo na patogenicidade de Rhizoctonia solani Kühn GA-4 HGI ao feijoeiro The role of the organic material amended and the soil moisture on the pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn AG-4 HGI in snap bean

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    Roseli Chela Fenille

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados, em casa de vegetação, os efeitos das seguintes variáveis sobre a patogenicidade de Rhizoctonia solani GA-4 HGI a plantas de feijão (Phaseolus vulgaris L., em solo artificialmente infestado: presença de materiais orgânicos com diferentes relações C:N (torta de mamona e bagaço de cana; níveis de decomposição da matéria orgânica, e condições de umidade do solo incorporado. A umidade do solo até o momento da semeadura foi mantida sob duas condições: 20% ou acima de 80% da capacidade de campo. Foram realizadas semeaduras aos 0, 7, 14, 21, 28 e 35 dias após inoculação e incorporação. As avaliações foram realizadas 14 dias após cada semeadura. O material com baixa relação C:N propiciou o aumento da incidência de R. solani no feijoeiro, enquanto o material com alta relação C:N não interferiu na incidência do patógeno. A incidência de R. solani no feijoeiro, em solo incorporado, foi independente da condição de umidade.The pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 HGI on bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. plants was evaluated, in artificially infested soil under greenhouse conditions, when submitted to the following treatments: amendments with different C:N ratios (castor-oil cake and sugar-cane bagasse; different organic matter decomposition levels; different moisture contents of the amended soil. Until the moment of sowing the soil moisture was maintained at 20% of the moisture-holding capacity or above 80%. The sowings were made at 0, 7, 14, 21, 28 and 35 days after the inoculation and amendments incorporation. Evaluations were carried out 14 days after each sowing date. The amendment with low C:N ratio increased the incidence of R. solani on bean plants, in any decomposition level, whereas the amendment with high C:N ratio did not interfere on the incidence of the pathogen. The incidence of R. solani on bean plants, in a soil amended with both castor-oil cake or sugar-cane bagasse, was independent of the soil moisture condition.

  17. Eficiência de diferentes moléculas na redução dos sintomas da queima das bainhas em arroz e no crescimento de Rhizoctonia solani in vitro Efficiency of different molecules on the reduction of sheath blight symptoms in rice and on Rhizoctonia solani growth in vitro

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    Daniel Augusto Schurt

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    Full Text Available Este estudo verificou a eficiência da aplicação de diferentes moléculas em reduzir o comprimento relativo da lesão (CRL da queima das bainhas em arroz. Plantas dos cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva e inoculadas com Rhizoctonia solani, no estádio de máximo perfilhamento. Às 24 horas antes da inoculação, as bainhas das plantas foram pulverizadas com soluções de silicato de potássio (SP, silicato de potássio + fósforo (SP+F, Acibenzolar-S-Metil (ASM, fungicida Carbendazim, quitosana desacetilada (QD, etileno (ET e fosfito de potássio (FP. Plantas cujas bainhas foram pulverizadas com água destilada serviram como testemunhas. O efeito das moléculas contidas nesses produtos no crescimento micelial de R. solani foi testado in vitro. Para BR-Irga 409, o CRL foi menor com a aplicação do FP, em relação aos demais tratamentos, exceto o Carbendazim. A aplicação do Carbendazim reduziu em 86,1% o CRL, em relação à testemunha. O CRL foi significativamente menor no cultivar BR-Irga 409 do que no 'Labelle', com aplicação do FP. O crescimento micelial de R. solani foi reduzido apenas pelo FP e Carbendazim, em comparação com os demais tratamentos. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos testemunha, SP e SP+F para a concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas dos dois cultivares.This study aimed to test the efficiency of different molecules on the reduction of the relative lesion extension (RLE of sheath blight in rice. Plants of cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle were grown in nutrient solution and inoculated with Rhizoctonia solani at the maximum tillering stage. At 24 hours before inoculation, sheaths of plants were sprayed with solutions of potassium silicate (PS, potassium silicate + phosphorus (PS+P, Acibenzolar-S-Methyl (ASM, Carbendazim fungicide, deacetylated chitosan (DC, ethylene (ET and potassium phosphite (PP. Sheaths from plants sprayed with water served as the control treatment. The effect of these products on R. solani mycelia growth was also studied in vitro. For BR-Irga 409, the RLE was lower with the application of PP compared with the other treatments, except the Carbendazim. The application of Carbendazim reduced in 86.1% the RLE in comparison with the control. The RLE was lower for BR-Irga 409 than for Labell with the application of PP. Mycelia growth of R. solani was inhibited only by PP and Carbendazim in comparison with the other treatments. There was no significant difference among the treatments control, PS, and PS+P for silicon concentration on sheaths of plants of the two cultivars.

  18. Eficiência de diferentes moléculas na redução dos sintomas da queima das bainhas em arroz e no crescimento de Rhizoctonia solani in vitro / Efficiency of different molecules on the reduction of sheath blight symptoms in rice and on Rhizoctonia solani growth in vitro

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    Daniel Augusto, Schurt; Fabrício Ávila, Rodrigues; Naiara Fernandes Abreu, Souza; Ricardo Dutra, Reis.

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    Full Text Available Este estudo verificou a eficiência da aplicação de diferentes moléculas em reduzir o comprimento relativo da lesão (CRL) da queima das bainhas em arroz. Plantas dos cultivares BR-Irga 409 e Labelle foram cultivadas em solução nutritiva e inoculadas com Rhizoctonia solani, no estádio de máximo perfil [...] hamento. Às 24 horas antes da inoculação, as bainhas das plantas foram pulverizadas com soluções de silicato de potássio (SP), silicato de potássio + fósforo (SP+F), Acibenzolar-S-Metil (ASM), fungicida Carbendazim, quitosana desacetilada (QD), etileno (ET) e fosfito de potássio (FP). Plantas cujas bainhas foram pulverizadas com água destilada serviram como testemunhas. O efeito das moléculas contidas nesses produtos no crescimento micelial de R. solani foi testado in vitro. Para BR-Irga 409, o CRL foi menor com a aplicação do FP, em relação aos demais tratamentos, exceto o Carbendazim. A aplicação do Carbendazim reduziu em 86,1% o CRL, em relação à testemunha. O CRL foi significativamente menor no cultivar BR-Irga 409 do que no 'Labelle', com aplicação do FP. O crescimento micelial de R. solani foi reduzido apenas pelo FP e Carbendazim, em comparação com os demais tratamentos. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos testemunha, SP e SP+F para a concentração de Si nas bainhas das plantas dos dois cultivares. Abstract in english This study aimed to test the efficiency of different molecules on the reduction of the relative lesion extension (RLE) of sheath blight in rice. Plants of cultivars BR-Irga 409 and Labelle were grown in nutrient solution and inoculated with Rhizoctonia solani at the maximum tillering stage. At 24 ho [...] urs before inoculation, sheaths of plants were sprayed with solutions of potassium silicate (PS), potassium silicate + phosphorus (PS+P), Acibenzolar-S-Methyl (ASM), Carbendazim fungicide, deacetylated chitosan (DC), ethylene (ET) and potassium phosphite (PP). Sheaths from plants sprayed with water served as the control treatment. The effect of these products on R. solani mycelia growth was also studied in vitro. For BR-Irga 409, the RLE was lower with the application of PP compared with the other treatments, except the Carbendazim. The application of Carbendazim reduced in 86.1% the RLE in comparison with the control. The RLE was lower for BR-Irga 409 than for Labell with the application of PP. Mycelia growth of R. solani was inhibited only by PP and Carbendazim in comparison with the other treatments. There was no significant difference among the treatments control, PS, and PS+P for silicon concentration on sheaths of plants of the two cultivars.

  19. Potencial antifúngico de cepas de Bacillusspp. y extracto de Larrea tridentatacontra Rhizoctonia solanien el cultivo de la papa (Solanum tuberosum L.) / Antifungal potential of Bacillus spp. strains and Larrea tridentata extract against Rhizoctonia solani on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) crop

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    FD, Hernández-Castillo; RH, Lira-Saldivar; L, Cruz-Chávez; G, Gallegos-Morales; Me, Galindo-Cepeda; E, Padrón-Corral; M, Hernández-Suárez.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El cultivo de papa en México es el que más funguicidas requiere para prevenir y controlar diversas enfermedades, estimándose que en este cultivo se aplican el 21,3% del total de los funguicidas disponibles. Los pesticidas sintéticos se destinan principalmente para combatir los hongos Phytophthora in [...] festans y Rhizoctonia solani. Esto trae como consecuencia severos daños a la salud y a los ecosistemas; es por eso que existe la necesidad de encontrar nuevas opciones para el manejo sustentable de los patógenos que atacan a este cultivo. Se realizaron investigaciones en condiciones de laboratorio, invernadero y campo con los siguientes objetivos (1) analizar el efecto antifúngico de tres cepas de bacterias del género Bacillus (B3, B9 y B15) contra R. solani, así como su efecto promotor del crecimiento en plantas de papa, (2) determinar el efecto de un extracto resinoso obtenido de hojas de Larrea tridentata contra el hongo R. solani, y (3) establecer si existe un efecto sinérgico al mezclar las cepas de Bacillus con el extracto de L. tridentata. Los resultados indicaron que las cepas bacterianas tuvieron una clara actividad antifúngica, al igual que el extracto de L. tridentata. Las cepas de Bacillus sobresalieron además por su efecto estimulador del crecimiento de las plantas y del rendimiento de papa, así como por el efecto sinérgico al mezclar las bacterias con el extracto de Larrea; un efecto potenciador similar se observó al aplicar la mezcla de las cepas. Los resultados obtenidos con las cepas de Bacillus, así como su mezcla con el extracto de L. tridentata son alentadores. Los mismos sugieren que podrían ser utilizados para apoyar programas de control biológico contra R. solani. Sin embargo, es necesario continuar con más trabajos in vivo para validar estos resultados. Abstract in english Potato crop requires more fungicides than any other crop in Mexico to prevent and control several diseases. More than 21,3% of the total available fungicides are required for cropping potato. High quantities of synthetic pesticides are intended to control Phytophthora infestans and Rhizoctonia solan [...] i fungi. As a result, this produces severe health problems and ecosystem disturbances. There is then an urgent need for finding new options for sustainable management of potato crop diseases. Several experiments were conducted under laboratory, greenhouse, and field conditions, to: (1) analyze the antifungal effect of bacteria strains of the genus Bacillus, and their effect on potato plant growth; (2) determine the effect of a resinous extract from Larrea tridentata leaves against the fungus R. solani, and (3) establish if there is a synergic effect when Bacillus spp. are mixed with L. tridentata extract. Results indicate an antifungal effect of bacterial strains and Larrea extract. Bacillus strains also stimulated plant growth and yield increase. A synergic effect was detected when Bacillus spp. were mixed with Larrea extract; a similar outcome occurred with the mixture of B3, B9 and B15 strains. Results obtained with Bacillus and Larrea, as well as with their mixture are encouraging since they could be used as an organic option for biological control programs against the fungus R. solani. However, more in vivo research is necessary to validate these results.

  20. Rhizoctonia solani AG-3PT is the major pathogen associated with potato stem canker and black scurf in Colombia / Rhizoctonia solani GA-3PT es el principal patógeno asociado con el chancro del tallo y la sarna negra de la papa en Colombia

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    Rosa Lilia, Ferrucho; Johan Manuel, Cifuentes; Paulo, Ceresini; Celsa, García-Domínguez.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available El chancro del tallo y la sarna negra de la papa son ocasionados por el hongo basidiomicete Thanatephorus cucumeris (especie anamórfica compleja Rhizoctonia solani). Estas dos enfermedades tienen una distribución global en los cultivos de papa, pero su etiología local es variable, dependiendo de la [...] predominancia de diferentes grupos de anastomosis (GA s) en una localidad dada. Al interior de esta especie compleja se han encontrado varios GA s asociados con el chancro del tallo y la sarna negra, como GA -1, GA -2-1, GA -2-2, GA -3, GA -4, GA -5 y GA -9. Este artículo presenta el estudio más exhaustivo a nivel poblacional realizado en Colombia sobre la distribución de los GA s de R. solani en lotes comerciales de papa. Se examinaron 433 aislamientos colectados entre 2005 y 2009 en las regiones paperas más importantes del país. Los aislamientos fueron asignados a los GA s por PCR usando cebadores específicos para el GA -3 y secuenciamiento del ITS -ADNr e interacciones hifales. El GA -3PT cubrió la mayoría de los aislamientos (88.45%), el GA -2-1 tuvo el 2.54% y los aislamientos restantes correspondieron a cepas binucleadas de R. solani (GA -A, -E, y -I). Las pruebas de patogenicidad sobre diferentes especies de plantas, incluida la papa, evidenciaron que el GA -3PT afecta los tallos de las plantas de la familia Solanácea; en otros hospedantes evaluados el daño fue severo en las raíces pero no en los tallos; el GA -2-1 ocasionó chancros en tallos de plántulas de Solanum tuberosum cv. Capiro y R. raphanistrumi and B. campestris subsp. Rapa, y pudrición de raíces en otras plantas. Los resultados de nuestro estudio indican que el GA -3PT de R. solani es el principal patógeno asociado con las enfermedades del chancro del tallo y la sarna negra de la papa en Colombia Abstract in english Stem canker and black scurf diseases of potatoes are caused by the basidiomycetous fungus Thanatephorus cucumeris (anamorphic species complex Rhizoctonia solani). These diseases have worldwide distribution wherever potato is grown but their etiology varies depending on the predominance of distinct R [...] . solani anastomosis groups (AG s) in a particular area. Within the species complex, several AG s have been associated with stem canker or black scurf diseases, including AG -1, AG -2-1, AG -2-2, AG -3, AG -4, AG -5 and AG -9. This article reports on the most comprehensive population-based study, providing evidence on the distribution of R. solani AG s in Colombian potato fields. A total of 433 isolates were sampled from the main potato cropping areas in Colombia from 2005 to 2009. Isolates were assigned to AG s by conventional PCR assays using specific primers for AG -3, sequencing of the ITS -rDNA and hyphal interactions. Most of the isolates evaluated were assigned to AG -3PT (88.45%), and a few to AG -2-1 (2.54%). The remaining isolates were binucleate Rhizoctonia (AG -A, E, and I). Pathogenicity tests on the stems and roots of different plant species, including the potato, showed that AG -3PT affects the stems of solanaceous plants. In other plant species, damage was severe in the roots, but not the stems. AG -2-1 caused stem canker of Solanum tuberosum cv. Capiro and in R. raphanistrumi and B.campestris subsp. Rapa plantlets and root rot in other plants. The results of our study indicated that R. solani AG -3PT was the principal pathogen associated with potato stem canker and black scurf diseases of potatoes in Colombia

  1. Características de aislamientos de rhizoctonia solani huhn y su importancia como patógenos de stylosanthes guianensis (aubl.) sw.

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    Lenne Jilliam M.; Olaya H. Gilberto

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    Se encontró considerable variación en el crecimiento, color, zonificación, esclerocios, textura del micelio y en la virulencia de siete aislamientos de R. solani. Como seis aislamientos fueron multinucleados y uno binucleado, se demostró que es indispensable determinar ésta característica en ensayos con R. solani. Los aislamientos se ubicaron en los grupos de anastomosis AG -1, AG-2, AG-4; pero en los ensayos con electroforesis de isoenzirnas los modelos de bandas para los a islamientos proba...

  2. Distribution and efficacy of drip-applied metam-sodium against the survival of Rhizoctonia solani and yellow nutsedge in plastic-mulched sandy soil beds.

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    Candole, Byron L; Csinos, Alexander S; Wang, Dong

    2007-05-01

    The effects of metam-sodium application rate on soil residence time, spatial and temporal distributions of methyl isothiocyanate and pest control efficacy were studied in a Georgia sandy soil. Metam-sodium 420 g L(-1) SL was drip applied at rates of 147 and 295 L ha(-1) in plastic-mulched raised beds. Methyl isothiocyanate concentrations in soil air space were monitored from four preselected sites: 10 and 20 cm below the emitter, and 20 and 30 cm laterally away from the emitter at 3, 12, 24, 48, 72, 120 and 240 h after chemigation. A higher rate of metam-sodium application resulted in higher methyl isothiocyanate concentrations in the soil. Highest methyl isothiocyanate concentrations were found at 20 cm below the emitter, and lowest at 30 cm laterally away from the emitter. Methyl isothiocyanate concentrations decreased with time and distance from the emitter. Lower methyl isothiocyanate concentration x time product values at 20 and 30 cm away from the emitter resulted in lower mortalities of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn and yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L.). The results demonstrated that methyl isothiocyanate can be delivered at lethal doses with drip-applied water downward within the beds. Lateral diffusion of methyl isothiocyanate from the point of application did not reach biologically active concentrations to affect the survival of R. solani or yellow nutsedge. Further studies on the lateral distribution of methyl isothiocyanate in sandy soils are needed to circumvent this limitation. PMID:17397113

  3. Distinctively variable sequence-based nuclear DNA markers for multilocus phylogeography of the soybean- and rice-infecting fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA

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    Maisa B. Ciampi

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    Full Text Available A series of multilocus sequence-based nuclear DNA markers was developed to infer the phylogeographical history of the Basidiomycetous fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA infecting rice and soybean worldwide. The strategy was based on sequencing of cloned genomic DNA fragments (previously used as RFLP probes and subsequent screening of fungal isolates to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs. Ten primer pairs were designed based on these sequences, which resulted in PCR amplification of 200-320 bp size products and polymorphic sequences in all markers analyzed. By direct sequencing we identified both homokaryon and heterokaryon (i.e. dikaryon isolates at each marker. Cloning the PCR products effectively estimated the allelic phase from heterokaryotic isolates. Information content varied among markers from 0.5 to 5.9 mutations per 100 bp. Thus, the former RFLP codominant probes were successfully converted into six distinctively variable sequence-based nuclear DNA markers. Rather than discarding low polymorphism loci, the combination of these distinctively variable anonymous nuclear markers would constitute an asset for the unbiased estimate of the phylogeographical parameters such as population sizes and divergent times, providing a more reliable species history that shaped the current population structure of R. solani AG-1 IA.

  4. Overexpression of GhWRKY27a reduces tolerance to drought stress and resistance to Rhizoctonia solani infection in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana.

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    Yan, Yan; Jia, Haihong; Wang, Fang; Wang, Chen; Liu, Shuchang; Guo, Xingqi

    2015-01-01

    WRKY proteins constitute transcriptional regulators involved in various biological processes, especially in coping with diverse biotic and abiotic stresses. However, in contrast to other well-characterized WRKY groups, the functions of group III WRKY transcription factors are poorly understood in the economically important crop cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). In this study, a group III WRKY gene from cotton, GhWRKY27a, was isolated and characterized. Our data indicated that GhWRKY27a localized to the nucleus and that GhWRKY27a expression could be strongly induced by abiotic stresses, pathogen infection, and multiple defense-related signaling molecules. Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) of GhWRKY27a enhanced tolerance to drought stress in cotton. In contrast, GhWRKY27a overexpression in Nicotiana benthamiana markedly reduced plant tolerance to drought stress, as determined through physiological analyses of leaf water loss, survival rates, and the stomatal aperture. This susceptibility was coupled with reduced stomatal closure in response to abscisic acid and decreased expression of stress-related genes. In addition, GhWRKY27a-overexpressing plants exhibited reduced resistance to Rhizoctonia solani infection, mainly demonstrated by the transgenic lines exhibiting more severe disease symptoms, accompanied by attenuated expression of defense-related genes in N. benthamiana. Taken together, these findings indicated that GhWRKY27a functions in negative responses to drought tolerance and in resistance to R. solani infection. PMID:26483697

  5. Distinctively variable sequence-based nuclear DNA markers for multilocus phylogeography of the soybean- and rice-infecting fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA

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    Maisa B., Ciampi; Liane Rosewich, Gale; Eliana G. de Macedo, Lemos; Paulo C., Ceresini.

    Full Text Available A series of multilocus sequence-based nuclear DNA markers was developed to infer the phylogeographical history of the Basidiomycetous fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA infecting rice and soybean worldwide. The strategy was based on sequencing of cloned genomic DNA fragments (previously used [...] as RFLP probes) and subsequent screening of fungal isolates to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Ten primer pairs were designed based on these sequences, which resulted in PCR amplification of 200-320 bp size products and polymorphic sequences in all markers analyzed. By direct sequencing we identified both homokaryon and heterokaryon (i.e. dikaryon) isolates at each marker. Cloning the PCR products effectively estimated the allelic phase from heterokaryotic isolates. Information content varied among markers from 0.5 to 5.9 mutations per 100 bp. Thus, the former RFLP codominant probes were successfully converted into six distinctively variable sequence-based nuclear DNA markers. Rather than discarding low polymorphism loci, the combination of these distinctively variable anonymous nuclear markers would constitute an asset for the unbiased estimate of the phylogeographical parameters such as population sizes and divergent times, providing a more reliable species history that shaped the current population structure of R. solani AG-1 IA.

  6. Bacillomycin L and surfactin contribute synergistically to the phenotypic features of Bacillus subtilis 916 and the biocontrol of rice sheath blight induced by Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Luo, Chuping; Zhou, Huafei; Zou, Jincheng; Wang, Xiaoyu; Zhang, Rongsheng; Xiang, Yaping; Chen, Zhiyi

    2015-02-01

    The antagonistic activity of lipopeptides in Bacillus subtilis 916 has been well documented, yet relatively little is known about their mechanism in biofilm formation and environmental colonization. This study sought to examine the interaction of B. subtilis 916 on Rhizoctonia solani-infected rice sheath to elucidate the mechanism of colonization on plant leaves. Results showed that the mutants ?bac, ?srf, and ?srf?+?bac of B. subtilis 916, deficient in bacillomycin L and surfactin production, respectively, not only altered colony morphology but also changed swarming motility, reduced antagonistic activity, and decreased biofilm formation. In particular, biofilm formation in mutant ?bac, not ?srf or ?srf?+?bac, were restored with addition of surfactin and bacillomycin L at 10 and 50 ?g/mL, respectively. Moreover, surfactin and bacillomycin L were able to restore or enhance swarming motility in the corresponding mutants at 10 ?g/mL, respectively. With the aid of green fluorescent protein tagging, it was demonstrated that B. subtilis 916 formed a robust biofilm on the rice sheath blight lesion and colonized well on R. solani-infected rice sheath, while its corresponding mutants performed poorly. These observations also correlated with the rice cultivar pot experiments, in which B. subtilis 916 exhibited greater biocontrol than its mutants. Our results suggest that surfactin and bacillomycin L contribute differently but synergistically to the biocontrol of rice sheath blight in B. subtilis 916 through its antifungal activity, biofilm formation, and colonization. PMID:25398282

  7. Chitinolytic Streptomyces vinaceusdrappus S5MW2 isolated from Chilika lake, India enhances plant growth and biocontrol efficacy through chitin supplementation against Rhizoctonia solani.

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    Yandigeri, Mahesh S; Malviya, Nityanand; Solanki, Manoj Kumar; Shrivastava, Pooja; Sivakumar, G

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    A chitinolytic actinomycete Streptomyces vinaceusdrappus S5MW2 was isolated from water sample of Chilika lake, India and identified using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. It showed in vitro antifungal activity against the sclerotia producing pathogen Rhizoctonia solani in a dual culture assay and by chitinase enzyme production in a chitin supplemented minimal broth. Moreover, isolate S5MW2 was further characterized for biocontrol (BC) and plant growth promoting features in a greenhouse experiment with or without colloidal chitin (CC). Results of greenhouse experiment showed that CC supplementation with S5MW2 showed a significant growth of tomato plants and superior disease reduction as compared to untreated control and without CC treated plants. Moreover, higher accumulation of chitinase also recovered in the CC supplemented plants. Significant effect of CC also concurred with the Analysis of Variance of greenhouse parameters. These results show that the a marine antagonist S5MW2 has BC efficiency against R. solani and chitinase enzyme played important role in plant resistance. PMID:25982747

  8. Identification of anastomosis group of Rhizoctonia solani, the causal agent of seed rot and damping-off of bean in Iran.

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    Bohlooli, A; Okhowat, S M; Javan-Nikkhah, M

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    Bean is one of the major crops in Iran. Seed rot and damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani is the most important disease of bean. In this research, infected roots and seedlings of beans were collected from different fields of Tehran Province. The samples were sterilized with 10% sodium hypochloride (5% stock) and incubated on PDA surface in petri-dishes. The purified fungi kept on filter paper and identified, pathogenicity test of R. solani was carried out on 2 cultivars of bean (red bean cv. Naz and white bean cv. Dehghan) and it determined. For identification of the anastomosis groups, the discs of cultured media with 5 mm. diameter of standard AG placed on one side of microscopic slides covered with water agar (2%) of 1 mm. thick and the isolates of the fungus on another side of slide about 2 cm away from each other. Experiment carried out in 4 replications. The cultures were incubated in 25 +/- 1 degrees C incubator for 24 hours, then the mycelial contact stained with lactophenol, cotton blue and hyphal anastomosis looked for under the light microscope with 10 x 40 and 10 x 100 magnifications. As a result, anastomosis groups: AG4, AG4HGII, AG2-2-2B and AG6 determined, frequency of these groups were 64, 18, 2, 16%, respectively. The group AG6 and subgroups AG4HGII and AG2-2-2B are introduced as new anastomosis groups on bean in Iran. PMID:16637168

  9. Molecular characterization of the pathogenic plant fungus Rhizoctonia solani (Ceratobasidiaceae) isolated from Egypt based on protein and PCR-RAPD profiles.

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    Mahmoud, M A; Al-Sohaibani, S A; Abdelbacki, A M M; Al-Othman, M R; Abd El-Aziz, A R M; Kasem, K K; Mikhail, M S; Sabet, K K; Omar, M R; Hussein, E M

    2012-01-01

    Twenty-one isolates of Rhizoctonia solani were categorized into three anastomosis groups consisting of AG-4-HG-I (eight isolates), AG-2-2 (nine isolates) and AG-5 (four isolates). Their pathogenic capacities were tested on cotton cultivar Giza 86. Pre-emergence damping-off varied in response to the different isolates; however, the differences were not significant. Soluble proteins of the fungal isolates were electrophoresed using SDS-PAGE and gel electrophoreses. A dendrogram of the protein banding patterns by the UPGMA of arithmetic means placed the fungal isolates into distinct groups. There was no evidence of a relationship between protein dendrogram, anastomosis grouping or level of virulence or geographic origin. The dendrogram generated from these isolates based on PCR analysis with five RAPD-PCR primers showed high levels of genetic similarity among the isolates from the same geographical locations. There was partially relationship between the genetic similarity and AGs or level of virulence or geographic origin based on RAPD dendrogram. These results demonstrate that RAPD technique is a useful tool in determining the genetic characterization among isolates of R. solani. PMID:23096684

  10. In vitro antifungal activities of extracts of fruits and other morphological parts of xanthium strumarium against the plant pathogen, rhizoctonia solani

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    In vitro antifungal activity of different plant parts of Xanthium strumarium (Compositae) was investigated against Rhizoctonia solani to seek safe natural alternatives to the harmful synthetic fungicides. The most active plant parts of X. strumarium were seeds, extracted with n-hexane and the leaves, extracted with absolute ethanol. The two treatments resulted in growth inhibition diameters of 45 mm and 47 mm, respectively. The value of MIC lied between 350.0 and 175.0 mg of Xanthium oil/mL. Gas liquid chromatography of the seed oil of X. strumarium revealed the presence of the usual fatty acids, palmitoleic (7.6%), oleic (21.6%) and linoleic (70.4%). The oil was separated into free fatty acids fraction and unsaponifiable matter fraction. The unsaponifiable matter fraction was separated on TLC, out of six separated compounds, two were active against R. solani. The infrared spectra (FTIR) of these two purified compounds pointed to a long chain hydrocarbon back-bone for both, one of them possessing in addition, an alcoholic moiety. (author)

  11. Antagonistic Potentials of Rhizosphere-associated Bacterial Isolates Against Soil-borne Diseases of Tomato and Pepper Caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Rhizoctonia solani

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    Soner Soylu

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    Full Text Available By use of selective media, putative antagonist bacterial isolates were isolated from rhizosphere-associated soils from different parts of the Amik plain. Isolates to be tested were chosen in approximate proportion to their abundance on the plates. Selected 113 bacterial isolates were screened for in vitro antagonism towards two important soil-borne root infecting plant pathogens, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Rhizoctonia solani by using dual culture test. From this test, significant numbers of bacterial isolates, but not the yeast, were found to produce inhibition zones by inhibiting the hyphal growth of fungal pathogens to a varying degree. On the basis of the result obtained from the preliminary screening test, isolates belonging to Bacillus spp. and Pseudomonas spp. found to be highly efficient against fungal pathogens used in the experiment. Among the inhibitory isolates, bacterial isolates AKB50 and AFP104 significantly suppressed hyphal growth of S. sclerotiorum and R. solani by 75.3 and 83.3%, respectively. This study indicates that selected bacterial strain have potential for controlling of soil-borne disease agents.

  12. Compositional variability and antifungal potentials of ocimum basilicum, O. tenuiflorum, O. gratissimum and O. kilimandscharicum essential oils against Rhizoctonia solani and Choanephora cucurbitarum.

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    Padalia, Rajendra C; Verma, Ram S; Chauhan, Amit; Goswami, Prakash; Chanotiya, Chandan S; Saroj, Arvind; Samad, Abdul; Khaliq, Abdul

    2014-10-01

    The composition of hydrodistilled essential oils of Ocimum basilicum L. (four chemovariants), O. tenuiflorum L., O. gratissimum L., and O. kilimandscharicum Guerke were analyzed and compared by using capillary gas chromatography (GC/FID) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Phenyl propanoids (upto 87.0%) and monoterpenoids (upto 83.3%) were prevalent constituents distributed in the studied Ocimum taxa. The major constituents of the four distinct chemovariants of O. basilicum were methyl chavicol (86.3%), methyl chavicol (61.5%)/linalool (28.6%), citral (65.9%); and linalool (36.1%)/citral (28.8%). Eugenol (66.5% and 78.0%) was the major constituent of O. tenuiflorum and O. gratissimum. Eugenol (34.0%), ?-bisabolene (15.4%), (E)-?-bisabolene (10.9%), methyl chavicol (10.2%) and 1,8-cineole (8.2%) were the major constituents of O. kilimandscharicum. In order to explore the potential for industrial use, the extracted essential oils were assessed for their antifungal potential through poison food technique against two phytopathogens, Rhizoctonia solani and Choanephora cucurbitarum, which cause root and wet rot diseases in various crops. O. tenuiflorum, O. gratissimum, and O. kilimandscharicum exhibited complete growth inhibition against R. solani and C. cucurbitarum after 24 and 48 h of treatment. O. basilicum chemotypes showed variable levels of growth inhibition (63.0%-100%) against these two phytopathogens. PMID:25522548

  13. Establishment and interpretation of the genome sequence of the phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IB isolate 7/3/14.

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    Wibberg, Daniel; Jelonek, Lukas; Rupp, Oliver; Hennig, Magdalena; Eikmeyer, Felix; Goesmann, Alexander; Hartmann, Anton; Borriss, Rainer; Grosch, Rita; Pühler, Alfred; Schlüter, Andreas

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    Anastomosis group AG1-IB isolates of the anamorphic basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani Kühn affect various agricultural and horticultural important crops including bean, rice, soybean, figs, hortensia, cabbage and lettuce. To gain insights into the genome structure and content, the first draft genome sequence of R. solani AG1-IB isolate 7/3/14 was established. Four complete runs on the Genome Sequencer (GS) FLX platform (Roche Applied Science) yielding approx. a 25-fold coverage of the R. solani genome were accomplished. Assembly of the sequence reads by means of the gsAssembler software version 2.6 applying the heterozygotic mode resulted in numerous contigs and scaffolds and a predicted size of 87.1 Mb for the diploid status of the genome. 'Contig-length vs. read-count' analysis revealed that the assembled contigs can be classified into five different groups. Detailed BLAST-analysis revealed that most contigs of group II feature high-scoring matches to other contigs of the same group suggesting that distinguishable allelic variants exist for many genes. Due to the supposed diploid and heterokaryotic nature of R. solani AG1-IB 7/3/14, this result has been anticipated. However, the heterokaryotic character of the isolate is not really supported by sequencing data obtained for the isolate R. solani AG1-IB 7/3/14. Coverage of group III contigs is twice as high as for group II contigs which can also be explained by the diploid status of the genome and indistinguishable alleles on homologous chromosomes. Assembly of sequence data led to the identification of the rRNA unit (group V contigs) and the mitochondrial (mt) genome (group IV contigs) which is a circular molecule of 162,751 bp in size featuring a GC-content of 36.4%. The R. solani 7/3/14 mt-genome is one of the largest fungal mitochondrial genomes known to date. Its large size essentially is due to the presence of numerous non-conserved hypothetical ORFs and introns. Gene prediction for the R. solani AG1-IB 7/3/14 genome was conducted by the Augustus Gene Prediction Software for Eukaryotes (version 2.6.) applying the parameter set for the fungus Coprinopsis cinerea okayama 7#130. Gene prediction and annotation provided first insights into the R. solani AG1-IB 7/3/14 gene structure and content. In total, 12,422 genes were predicted. The average number of exons per gene is five. Exons have a mean length of 214 bp, whereas introns on average are 66 bp in length. Annotation of the genome revealed that 4169 of 12,422 genes could be assigned to KOG functional categories. PMID:23280342

  14. Efeito da solarização do solo, seguida pela aplicação de Trichoderma spp: ou de fungicidas, sobre o controle de Pythium aphanidermatum e de Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 Effect of soil solarization, followed or not by the application of Trichoderma spp: or fungicides for the control of Pythium aphanidermatum and Rhizoctonia solani AG-4

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    Flávia Rodrigues Alves Patrício

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de estudar alternativas para a desinfestação de solos, especialmente considerando a retirada do brometo de metila do mercado. Avaliou-se o efeito da solarização do solo, seguida ou não pela aplicação de isolados de Trichoderma spp. ou de fungicidas, sobre o controle de Pythium aphanidermatum e de Rhizoctonia solani AG-4, responsáveis por tombamento e podridão de raízes em várias culturas. Dois experimentos foram realizados em Piracicaba, SP (latitude 22º 42' e longitude 47º38', um em campo aberto e outro no interior de uma casa-de-vegetação vedada, em delineamento em blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial (2x3, tendo como fatores a solarização (com e sem e os tratamentos (com fungicida, um isolado de Trichoderma sp. e uma testemunha. Bolsas de náilon contendo solo naturalmente infestado com P. aphanidermatum ou solo contendo propágulos de R. solani AG-4 foram enterradas a 10 cm de profundidade, em parcelas solarizadas ou não, nos dois ambientes. Após 30 dias de solarização, as bolsas foram coletadas e o solo infestado com P. aphanidermatum recebeu os tratamentos: o isolado de Trichoderma sp. IB-26 ou o fungicida metalaxyl + mancozeb. O solo contendo propágulos de R. solani foi tratado com o isolado de Trichoderma sp. IB-17 ou o fungicida pencycuron. As soluções dos fungicidas foram aplicadas na forma de rega. Também foram mantidas testemunhas para ambos os patógenos. Avaliou-se a viabilidade de P. aphanidermatum pelo tombamento de pós-emergência de plântulas de pepino e de R. solani pelo número de plântulas de rabanete sobreviventes ao tombamento de pré e pós-emergência. A solarização, o controle biológico e a solarização seguida pelo controle biológico não promoveram o controle de P. aphanidermatum, obtido apenas com metalaxyl + mancozeb, nos solos solarizados ou não. A solarização aplicada nos dois ambientes controlou R. solani, assim como o fungicida pencycuron, mas não houve efeito sinérgico na associação entre as técnicas. A aplicação do isolado de Trichoderma sp. IB-17 não proporcionou o controle desse patógeno nos solos solarizados ou não.The development of alternative strategies for soil desinfestation with methyl bromide is necessary since the use of this compound faces increasing restrictions worldwide. Therefore the effect of soil solarization, followed by the application of isolates of Trichoderma spp. or fungicides, was evaluated for the control of Pythium aphanidermatum and Rhizoctonia solani, both can cause damping-off and root rots of several crops. Two experiments were carried out, one under greenhouse conditions and the other one under field conditions, both in a randomized block design, in factorial scheme (2x3, involving the combination of soil solarization (solarized and non-solarized soils and the application of chemical or biological treatments, plus controls. Nylon bags containing soil naturally infested with P. aphanidermatum or soil with propagules of R. solani AG-4 were buried at 10 cm soil depth in plots solarized or non-solarized. After 30 days of solarization the bags were collected and the soil infested with P. aphanidermatum was treated with Trichoderma sp. (isolate IB-26 or with the fungicide metalaxyl + mancozeb, whereas the soil containing propagules of R. solani received an isolate of Trichoderma sp. (isolate IB-17 or the fungicide pencycuron. Fungicide suspensions were irrigated over the soil. A control was maintained for the soils infested with both pathogens. Viability of P. aphanidermatum and R. solani was evaluated by post-emergence damping-off of cucumber seedlings and by pre and post-emergence damping-off of radish seedling, respectively. Soil solarization, the biological treatment and the association of both treatments had no effect on the control of P. aphanidermatum, which was achieved only by the treatment with metalaxyl + mancozeb in the solarized and non-solarized soil. Soil solarization applied in both environments as well as the fungicide pencycu

  15. Efeito da solarização do solo, seguida pela aplicação de Trichoderma spp: ou de fungicidas, sobre o controle de Pythium aphanidermatum e de Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 / Effect of soil solarization, followed or not by the application of Trichoderma spp: or fungicides for the control of Pythium aphanidermatum and Rhizoctonia solani AG-4

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    Flávia Rodrigues Alves, Patrício; Hiroshi, Kimati; João, Tessarioli Neto; Ademir, Petenatti; Benedito Camargo, Barros.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de estudar alternativas para a desinfestação de solos, especialmente considerando a retirada do brometo de metila do mercado. Avaliou-se o efeito da solarização do solo, seguida ou não pela aplicação de isolados de Trichoderma spp. ou de fungicidas, s [...] obre o controle de Pythium aphanidermatum e de Rhizoctonia solani AG-4, responsáveis por tombamento e podridão de raízes em várias culturas. Dois experimentos foram realizados em Piracicaba, SP (latitude 22º 42' e longitude 47º38'), um em campo aberto e outro no interior de uma casa-de-vegetação vedada, em delineamento em blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial (2x3), tendo como fatores a solarização (com e sem) e os tratamentos (com fungicida, um isolado de Trichoderma sp. e uma testemunha). Bolsas de náilon contendo solo naturalmente infestado com P. aphanidermatum ou solo contendo propágulos de R. solani AG-4 foram enterradas a 10 cm de profundidade, em parcelas solarizadas ou não, nos dois ambientes. Após 30 dias de solarização, as bolsas foram coletadas e o solo infestado com P. aphanidermatum recebeu os tratamentos: o isolado de Trichoderma sp. IB-26 ou o fungicida metalaxyl + mancozeb. O solo contendo propágulos de R. solani foi tratado com o isolado de Trichoderma sp. IB-17 ou o fungicida pencycuron. As soluções dos fungicidas foram aplicadas na forma de rega. Também foram mantidas testemunhas para ambos os patógenos. Avaliou-se a viabilidade de P. aphanidermatum pelo tombamento de pós-emergência de plântulas de pepino e de R. solani pelo número de plântulas de rabanete sobreviventes ao tombamento de pré e pós-emergência. A solarização, o controle biológico e a solarização seguida pelo controle biológico não promoveram o controle de P. aphanidermatum, obtido apenas com metalaxyl + mancozeb, nos solos solarizados ou não. A solarização aplicada nos dois ambientes controlou R. solani, assim como o fungicida pencycuron, mas não houve efeito sinérgico na associação entre as técnicas. A aplicação do isolado de Trichoderma sp. IB-17 não proporcionou o controle desse patógeno nos solos solarizados ou não. Abstract in english The development of alternative strategies for soil desinfestation with methyl bromide is necessary since the use of this compound faces increasing restrictions worldwide. Therefore the effect of soil solarization, followed by the application of isolates of Trichoderma spp. or fungicides, was evaluat [...] ed for the control of Pythium aphanidermatum and Rhizoctonia solani, both can cause damping-off and root rots of several crops. Two experiments were carried out, one under greenhouse conditions and the other one under field conditions, both in a randomized block design, in factorial scheme (2x3), involving the combination of soil solarization (solarized and non-solarized soils) and the application of chemical or biological treatments, plus controls. Nylon bags containing soil naturally infested with P. aphanidermatum or soil with propagules of R. solani AG-4 were buried at 10 cm soil depth in plots solarized or non-solarized. After 30 days of solarization the bags were collected and the soil infested with P. aphanidermatum was treated with Trichoderma sp. (isolate IB-26) or with the fungicide metalaxyl + mancozeb, whereas the soil containing propagules of R. solani received an isolate of Trichoderma sp. (isolate IB-17) or the fungicide pencycuron. Fungicide suspensions were irrigated over the soil. A control was maintained for the soils infested with both pathogens. Viability of P. aphanidermatum and R. solani was evaluated by post-emergence damping-off of cucumber seedlings and by pre and post-emergence damping-off of radish seedling, respectively. Soil solarization, the biological treatment and the association of both treatments had no effect on the control of P. aphanidermatum, which was achieved only by the treatment with metalaxyl + mancozeb in the solarized and non-solarized soil. Soil solarization applied in both en

  16. Evaluación de la actividad quitinasa en procesos de control biológico de rhizoctonia solani y fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici en tomate, mediante fitoinvigorización de semillas en presencia de trichoderma koningii

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    Clavijo, A.; Cotes, A. M.

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    El propósito del presente trabajo fue el de establecer el posible papel de las quitinasas en un modelo de control, utilizando pregerminación controlada de semillas en presencia de Trichoderma koningii. Este método mostró ser eficiente para el control de Rhizoctonia solani y de Fusarium oxysporum en tomate. Al analizar los extractos y exudados de semillas y los extractos de suelo sembrado con semillas pregerminadas en presencia de T. koningii, se encontró que éstos presentaron niveles signific...

  17. Evaluation of chitinase activity in biological control process of rhizoctonia solani y fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in tomate, by using seed priming in the presence of trichoderma koningii

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    Clavijo, A.; Cotes, A. M.

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    The present work intended to establish in a control model, the possible role of chitinases by using seed priming in the presence of Trichoderma koningii. This method showed to be efficient to control Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium oxysporum in tomato. The analysis of seed extracts and exudates, and soil extracts from soil seeded with seeds primed in the presence of T. koningii showed high endochitinase activity in the samples. This activity was higher than that exhibited by samples from prim...

  18. Antagonistic Potentials of Rhizosphere-associated Bacterial Isolates Against Soil-borne Diseases of Tomato and Pepper Caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Rhizoctonia solani

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    Soner Soylu; E. Mine Soylu; Sener Kurt; Ozlem K. Ekici

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    By use of selective media, putative antagonist bacterial isolates were isolated from rhizosphere-associated soils from different parts of the Amik plain. Isolates to be tested were chosen in approximate proportion to their abundance on the plates. Selected 113 bacterial isolates were screened for in vitro antagonism towards two important soil-borne root infecting plant pathogens, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Rhizoctonia solani by using dual culture test. From this test, significant numbers of...

  19. Encapsulamento de Trichoderma inhamatum para o controle biológico de Rhizoctonia solani na propagaç��o clonal de Eucalyptus

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    Mafia Reginaldo G.

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    Full Text Available Testou-se um novo sistema para o encapsulamento de Trichoderma inhamatum em grânulos de alginato de sódio, visando o controle biológico de Rhizoctonia solani, agente etiológico da mela de estacas/miniestacas de Eucalyptus spp. para enraizamento. No novo sistema idealizado, foi utilizado um aparato simples capaz de substituir eficientemente o equipamento (Bomba Peristáltica anteriormente utilizado, sendo possível aumentar a produção de 594 grânulos/min para aproximadamente 6.734 grânulos/min. Com este novo sistema, um isolado de T. inhamatum (UFV - 03 foi encapsulado em grânulos contendo as fontes alimentares: farelo de trigo, palha de arroz, farelo de aveia, folhas de eucalipto ou farelo de milho na concentração de 50 g/l. Na segunda etapa, a melhor fonte alimentar foi testada nas concentrações de 0 a 60 g/l. Os grânulos foram veiculados em substrato de enraizamento de eucalipto na concentração de 2% (p/p inoculado com micélio triturado de R. solani (2 mg/g de substrato e a atividade saprofítica do patógeno foi quantificada por meio do método de iscas. Posteriormente, os grânulos produzidos com a fonte alimentar e concentração que promoveram maior inibição do desenvolvimento de R. solani foram utilizados para determinar o tempo mínimo de pré-incubação e competição para supressão do patógeno, com a mesma metodologia. Observou-se aumento da supressão da atividade saprofítica de R. solani ao acréscimo de uma fonte alimentar. Daquelas testadas, farelo de trigo foi a melhor. Além disso, houve interação significativa e positiva ao aumento de sua concentração na formulação.

  20. Respuesta al glifosato de un aislamiento de Rhizoctonia solani agente causal del anublo de la vaina del arroz, y de cuatro aislamientos de Trichoderma, bajo condiciones in vitro In vitro response of one isolate of Rhizoctonia solani, the pathogen of the rice sheath blight and four isolates of Trichoderma to glyphosate

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    Vargas de Álvarez Amparo

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available El añublo de la vaina del arroz (Orysa saliva L., cuyo agente causal es Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, es una de las enfermedades más importantes en el cultivo del arroz en Colombia. En los cultivos de arroz con frecuencia se aplica glifosato ((ácido N-(fosfonometil glicina para controlar las malezas, particularmente el arroz rojo (O. saliva, antes de la siembra del arroz. Observaciones de campo anteriores parecían indicar relación entre el uso intensivo del glifosato y el incremento en la incidencia del añublo de la vaina del arroz. Por tanto, se propuso el presente trabajo con el fin de dilucidar los posibles efectos del glifosato sobre R. solani y Trichoderma sp., conocido éste como antagonista de R. solani. Se determinó, bajo condiciones de laboratorio, el efecto del glifosato en el crecimiento, en medio líquido y sólido PDA, de R. solani y de Trichoderma. Se encontró que la dosis más alta de glifosato sin efecto detrimental sobre R. solani, fue de 300 mg/L y la dosis más baja del herbicida que
    causó la mayor inhibición del crecimiento del hongo fue
    de 2500 mg/L. Por otra parte, no se encontró que el glifosato
    estimulara el crecimiento de R. solani. En teoría, en una aplicación comercial de glifosato de 1,5 Kg ia/ha y asperjando directamente al suelo sin vegetación, el glifosato en el suelo estaría a una concentración de 0,75 mg/Kg de suelo (suponiendo que la capa arable de una hectárea de suelo pesa 2.000.000 de Kg; por tanto, la concentración de glifosato después de una aplicación comercial, está muy por debajo de la concentración a la cual se inicia la reducción del crecimiento de R. solani. Por su parte, la respuesta de Trichoderma al glifosato fue similar a la de R. solani; además, se encontró que el glifosato no afecta la capacidad antagonista de Trichoderma sobre R. sotaní. Estos resultados no apoyan la hipótesis que el glifosato, bajo las condiciones de uso en cultivos de arroz para el control de las malezas, estuviera afectando el crecimiento de R. solani o de su antagonista Trichoderma. Una posible relación entre el uso intensivo del herbicida y la incidencia del añublo de la vaina del arroz, debería investigarse en términos de supervivencia
    y germinación de esclerocios del patógeno.
    Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn is the causal agent ofthe sheath
    blight of rice (Orysa saliva L., one of the most important
    rice diseases in Colombia. G1yphosate (N-phosphonomethyl
    glicine acid is sprayed in rice fields as a preplant herbicide, specially aimed at red rice (O. saliva. Preliminary field observations in Tolima, Colombia suggested a relationship between intensive use of glyphosate and sheath blight incidence. Thus, the present study was undertaken to shed light on the effect of glyphosate on R. solani and Thrichoderma sp., a.putative antagonist, under laboratory conditions. The effect of the herbicide was assessed on the growth ofR. solani in summerged culture and solid media and of Thrichoderma on solid media. R. sotaní withstood up to 300 mg L-! without expressing reduction in growth, Increasing concentrations of the herbicide caused growth reduction, and the detrimental effect reached a plateau at 2500 mg L-1. Rhizoctonia growth was not enhanced at any herbicide concentration. The expected concentration of glyphosate in the soil after spraying at commercial dosages would be O, 75 mg Kg', which is well below the observed in vitro threshold. The response of Thrichoderma was similar to that of R. sotaní. Glyphosate did not affect the antagonistic ability of Thrichoderma against R. solani. These results do not support the view that glyphosate, as an herbicide treatment in rice
    field, may affect in any way the population densities of R.
    sotaní or its antagonist Thrichoderma sp. Therefore, the
    postulated connection between intensive herbicide use
    and increased sheath blight incidence is not substantiated
    on mycelial growth alone. T

  1. Biotic and abiotic factors associated with soil suppressiveness to Rhizoctonia solani Fatores bióticos e abióticos associados à supressividade de solos a Rhizoctonia solani

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    Raquel Ghini

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Crop management may modify soil characteristics, and as a consequence, alter incidence of diseases caused by soilborne pathogens. This study evaluated the suppressiveness to R. solani in 59 soil samples from a microbasin. Soil sampling areas included undisturbed forest, pasture and fallow ground areas, annual crops, perennial crops, and ploughed soil. The soil samples were characterized according to abiotic variables (pH; electrical conductivity; organic matter content; N total; P; K; Ca; Mg; Al; H; S; Na; Fe; Mn; Cu; Zn; B; cation exchange capacity; sum of bases and base saturation and biotic variables (total microbial activity evaluated by the CO2 evolution and fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis; culturable bacterial, fungal, actinomycetes, protozoa, fluorescent Pseudomonas and Fusarium spp. communities. The contribution and relationships of these variables to suppression to R. solani were assessed by path analysis. When all samples were analyzed together, only abiotic variables correlated with suppression of R. solani, but the entire set of variables explained only 51% of the total variation. However, when samples were grouped and analyzed by vegetation cover, the set of evaluated variables in all cases accounted for more than 90% of the variation in suppression of the pathogen. In highly suppressive soils of forest and pasture/fallow ground areas, several abiotic variables and fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis correlated with suppression of R. solani and the set of variables explained more than 98% of suppressiveness.As atividades agrícolas podem modificar as características do solo e, como conseqüência, alterar a incidência de patógenos veiculados pelo solo. Este trabalho avaliou a supressividade a R. solani em 59 amostras de solos de uma microbacia. As áreas amostradas foram selecionadas quanto à vegetação, incluindo mata, pasto/pousio, culturas anuais, culturas perenes e solo arado. As amostras de solo foram caracterizadas quanto às propriedades abióticas (pH, condutividade elétrica, teor de matéria orgânica, N total, P, K, Ca, Mg, Al, H, S, Na, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, B, capacidade de troca catiônica, soma de bases e saturação de bases e bióticas (atividade microbiana do solo, avaliada pelo desprendimento de CO2 e hidrólise de diacetato de fluoresceína; comunidades de bactérias, fungos, actinomicetos, protozoários, Pseudomonas fluorescentes e Fusarium spp.. A contribuição e relação dessas variáveis para a supressividade a R. solani foram quantificadas por análise de coeficientes de trilha. Quando se avaliaram todas as amostras em conjunto, somente variáveis abióticas apresentaram correlação com a supressão a R. solani, mas o conjunto das variáveis explicou somente 51% da variação total. Entretanto, quando as amostras foram agrupadas e analisadas considerando o tipo de cobertura vegetal, o conjunto de variáveis explicou mais de 90% da variação da supressividade. Para as áreas de floresta e pasto/pousio, as quais foram classificadas como as mais supressivas, algumas variáveis abióticas e a hidrólise de diacetato de fluoresceína apresentaram correlação com a supressão de R. solani e o conjunto de variáveis explicou mais de 98% da supressividade nesses solos.

  2. Reacción de genotipos de frijol a Fusarium spp. y Rhizoctonia solani bajo condiciones de campo e invernadero / Reaction of common bean genotypes to Fusarium spp. y Rhizoctonia solani under field and greenhose conditions

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    Rosa, Navarrete-Maya; Evangelina, Trejo-Albarrán; Jorge, Navarrete-Maya; José Manuel, Prudencio-Sains; Jorge Alberto, Acosta Gallegos.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Las pudriciones de raíz inducidas por R. solani y Fusarium spp. afectan al cultivo de frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) en el altiplano de México. Para identificar genotipos de frijol resistentes a ambos hongos bajo condiciones de invernadero y campo, se realizaron dos experimentos en 2001. En campo, b [...] ajo condiciones de temporal, se sembraron 15 genotipos el 24 de julio, en suelo naturalmente infestado con hongos inductores de pudriciones de raíz, en Texcoco, Estado de México. Durante el ciclo del cultivo se determinó la incidencia y severidad de la enfermedad en las etapas fenológicas V3, R5, R7 y R8; además, se registraron temperatura ambiente y precipitación pluvial diaria. Los mismos genotipos se sembraron en invernadero el 27 de julio de 2001 en macetas con suelo del mismo sitio, las determinaciones realizadas en ambos ensayos fueron similares. Se tomaron muestras de tejido vegetal para el aislamiento e identificación de los hongos causantes de pudriciones de raíz; ambos, R. solani y Fusarium spp. se recuperaron. En campo, se observaron pudriciones de raíz durante todo el ciclo, con la mayor severidad en las etapas R5 y R7, sin que se observaran genotipos inmunes. Negro Tacaná mostró resistencia intermedia a Fusarium spp. y G 12729 (genotipo silvestre) fue resistente en las primeras etapas fenológicas. En invernadero, ningún genotipo mostró un patrón de resistencia durante el ciclo. En campo, el ataque de R. solani fue menos severo que el de Fusarium spp., mientras que en invernadero el ataque de R. solani fue más alto. En campo, los genotipos Pinto Villa, Wisc RRR, PI 203958 y BAT 477 mostraron resistencia intermedia y fueron consistentes en su respuesta a ambos hongos, pero en invernadero mostraron susceptibilidad. La incidencia y la severidad de los patógenos mostraron diferencias relacionadas con las condiciones climáticas registradas durante el ciclo del cultivo. Abstract in english The root rot induced damage caused by R. solani and Fusarium spp. affects common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) production at the highlands of Mexico. To identify bean genotypes resistant to both fungi, two experiments were conductedunderfieldand greenhouse conditions. In the field, under rainfed cond [...] itions, 15 bean genotypes were planted on July 24 2001, at Texcoco, state of Mexico. Incidence and attack severity were determined at the phenological stages V3, R5, R7 and R8; also, daily temperature and precipitation were recorded. The same genotypes were planted under greenhouse conditions on July 27th, 2001 in pots with soil from the same site. Plant samples were collected from all genotypes for isolation and identification of fungi causing root rots. Both,R. solani and Fusarium spp. were recovered. Under field conditions, root rots were observed throughout the cycle, with the greatest severity at the R5 and R7 stages, no immune genotypes were observed. Cultivar Negro Tacana showed intermediate resistance to Fusarium spp. and G 12729 (a wild genotype) was resistant during the early phenological stages. Under greenhouse conditions, any genotype showed a consistent resistance pattern during the cycle. Atthe field, the attack by R. solani was less severe than that of Fusarium spp., whereas in the greenhouse the attack R. solani was severe. Atthe field, cultivars Pinto Villa, Wisc RRR, PI 203,958 and BAT 477 were intermediate and consistent in its response to both fungi; however, were susceptible in the greenhouse. The disease incidence and severity on the genotypes showed differences related to climatic conditions registered during the growth cycle.

  3. SENSIBILIDADE DE Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, A FUNGICIDAS “IN VITRO” E EM PLÂNTULAS DE ALGODOEIRO (Gossypium hirsutum L., EM CONDIÇÕES DE CASA DE VEGETAÇÃO SENSIBILITY OF Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn TO FUNGICIDES “IN VITRO” AND IN COTTON PLANTULES (Gossypium hirsutum L AT GREENHOUSE CONDITIONS

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    Wilson Ferreira de Oliveira

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    Foram instalados nas dependências do Departamento Fitossanitário da Escola de Agronomia - UFG, ensaio “in vitro”, em BDA2 e a nível de Casa de Vegetação, objetivando testar a eficiência de diferentes dosagens de Iprodione + Thiran (Rovrin em comparação com PCNB (Brassicol 75 BR, TMTD (Rhodiauran 70 e Captan + Pencycuron (Monceren para o controle de Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, na cultura do algodoeiro, através do tratamento de sementes. Os resultados obtidos, nas condições de realização dos ensaios, permitem concluir que os fungicidas Rovrin - 320 g.i.a., Monceren - 210 g.i.a., Rovrin - 240 g.i.a., Rovrin - 200 g.i.a., PCNB - 450 g.i.a./100 litros de água ou 100 kg de sementes mostraram-se eficientes e não diferiram estatisticamente entre si no controle de R. solani, enquanto que o produto TMTD (Rhodiauran 70 na dosagem de 280 g.i.a./100 litros de água ou 100 kg de sementes de algodoeiro não se mostrou eficiente no controle deste agente causal.

    Aiming to test the efficiency of different dosages of Iprodione + Thiram (Rovrin in comparison with PCNB (Brassicol 75 BR, TMTD (Rhodiauran 70 and Captan + Pencycuron (Monceren for controlling Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, in cotton plantation, through seeds treatment, was mounted essays “in vitro” at greenhouse level and BDA, in the Phytosanitary Department annexes of School of Agronomy-UFG. The results obtained, at essays conditions, permit to conclude that fungicides Rovrin - 320 g.i.a., Monceren - 210 g.i.a., Rovrin - 240 g.i.a., Rovrin - 200 g.i.a., PCNB - 450 g.i.a./l00 liters of water or 100kg of seeds, were efficient and statistically had no variation among them, in controlling R. solani, while chemical product TMTD (Rhodiauran 70, at dosage of 280 g.i.a./100 liters of water or 100 kg of cotton seeds, was not efficient in controlling this causal agent.

  4. Evaluación del método de conservación en papel de filtro en dos cepas de Bacillus subtilis Cohn mediante la actividad antagónica frente a Rhizoctonia solani Kühn / Evaluation of Filter Paper Disks Preserving Method in Two Bacillus subtilis Cohn. Strains by Antagonistic Activity on Rhizoctonia solani Kühn

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    Acenet I, Sosa López; Victoria, Pazos Álvarez-Rivera; Giovanni, Borges Marín; Marleny, González García; Enrique, Ponce Grijuela.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la actividad antagónica de dos cepas de Bacillus subtilis conservadas en discos de papel de filtro a 4°C por un período de tres años. Se escogieron las cepas del género B. subtilis: Bs-21 y Bs-42, aisladas del suelo, autóctonas de Cuba, y antagónicas de la cepa Rs-10 de Rhizoctonia solani. [...] Se determinó la viabilidad, pureza y actividad antagónica de cinco colonias de Bs-42 y una de Bs-21, escogidas al azar y cultivadas en agar nutriente. Las colonias seleccionadas se evaluaron por el método de enfrentamiento dual en papa dextrosa agar, después de 96 h de incubación a 30°C. Ambas cepas presentaron una viabilidad de 108 UFC/mL. Los cultivos mantuvieron la pureza, las características morfológicas y respuesta positiva a la tinción de Gram, comparadas con la cepa de B. subtilis ATCC 6633. Todas las colonias seleccionadas inhibieron el crecimiento micelial de la cepa Rs-10 de R. solani, no así la de referencia. El análisis de varianza realizado mostró diferencias significativas en el porcentaje de inhibición de las colonias ensayadas. La cepa Bs-21 resultó ser la de menor inhibición con el 78%, y Bs-421 y Bs-422 las de mayor porcentaje con el 98%. Abstract in english Antagonistic activity of two Bacillus subtilis strains preserved in filter paper disks at 4°C for a period of three years was evaluated. Strains Bs-21 and Bs-42, isolated from Cuban soil and antagonists to Rhizoctonia solani Rs-10 were choiced. Five colonies from Bs-42 and one from Bs-21, randomly s [...] elected were growth in nutrient agar. The antagonism was compared by dual culture method in PDA after 96 h at 30°C. Viability of both strains was 108 CFU/mL. Selected colonies kept purity, morphological characteristics and positive response to Gram stain compared with B. subtilis ATCC 6633. All selected colonies inhibited mycelial growth of R. solani Rs-10, but not the reference strain. Strain Bs-21 had the lower inhibition (78%) while Bs-421 and Bs-422 had the higher percent (98%). Variance analysis showed significant differences in the percentage of inhibition exhibited by tested colonies.

  5. Hyphal Anastomosis Reactions, rDNA-Internal Transcribed Spacer Sequences, and Virulence Levels Among Subsets of Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group-2 (AG-2) and AG-BI.

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    Carling, D E; Kuninaga, S; Brainard, K A

    2002-01-01

    ABSTRACT Hyphal anastomosis reactions, rDNA-internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences, and virulence of isolates representing Rhizoctonia solani AG-BI and six subsets of anastomosis group (AG)-2 (-2-1, -2-2 IIIB, -2-2 IV, -2-2 LP, -2-3, and -2-4) were compared. AG-2-4 is a subset described for the first time in this report. Anastomosis reactions within AG-BI and the listed subsets of AG-2 were generally strong but, between subsets, ranged from strong to a very weak "bridging" -type reaction. Anastomosis reaction alone generally did not provide adequate evidence for placement of an isolate into a subset of AG-2. Anastomosis reactions between AG-BI and the original subsets of AG-2 (-2-1 and -2-2) are very strong; for this reason, we propose that it be included as a subset of AG-2 (designation AG-2 BI). Subsets -2-3 and -2-4 show very weak bridging-type anastomosis reactions with all other subsets of AG-2 and thus may be candidates for independent AG status. Grouping within AG-2 based on rDNA-ITS sequences was consistent with the abovementioned subsets. However, grouping based on virulence as measured herein does not conform to established grouping patterns within AG-2 and does not seem useful as a group-defining criterion. A broad range of damage was observed among members of the most virulent subsets (-2-1, -2-2 IIIB, -2-2 IV, and -2-4), whereas other subsets (-2 BI, -2-2 LP, and -2-3) were similar to one another in causing a minimal level of damage. Group-specific primer pairs for each of the seven subsets of AG-2 were designed based on the abovementioned rDNA-ITS sequences. Primer pairs proved dependable and subset specific in polymerase chain reaction amplifications of purified genomic DNA from 109 isolates of R. solani and two isolates of binucleate Rhizoctonia. These primers will provide a simple and useful method for subset-specific characterization within AG-2 if further critical evaluations confirm their specificity. PMID:18944138

  6. High-resolution mapping of Rsn1, a locus controlling sensitivity of rice to a necrosis-inducing phytotoxin from Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA.

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    Costanzo, Stefano; Jackson, Aaron K; Brooks, Steven A

    2011-06-01

    Rhizoctonia solani is a necrotrophic fungal pathogen that causes disease on many crop-plant species. Anastomosis group 1-IA is the causal agent of sheath blight of rice (Oryza sativa L.), one of the most important rice diseases worldwide. R. solani AG1-IA produces a necrosis-inducing phytotoxin and rice cultivar's sensitivity to the toxin correlates with disease susceptibility. Unlike genetic analyses of sheath blight resistance where resistance loci have been reported as quantitative trait loci, phytotoxin sensitivity is inherited as a Mendelian trait that permits high-resolution mapping of the sensitivity genes. An F(2) mapping population derived from parent cultivars 'Cypress' (toxin sensitive) and 'Jasmine 85' (toxin insensitive) was used to map Rsn1, the necrosis-inducing locus. Initial mapping based on 176 F(2) progeny and 69 simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers located Rsn1 on the long arm of chromosome 7, with tight linkage to SSR marker RM418. A high-resolution genetic map of the region was subsequently developed using a total of 1,043 F(2) progeny, and Rsn1 was mapped to a 0.7 cM interval flanked by markers NM590 and RM418. Analysis of the corresponding 29 Kb genomic sequences from reference cultivars 'Nipponbare' and '93-11' revealed the presence of four putative genes within the interval. Two are expressed cytokinin-O-glucosyltransferases, which fit an apoptotic pathway model of toxin activity, and are individually being investigated further as potential candidates for Rsn1. PMID:21424397

  7. Polymorphism of genes coding for nuclear 18S rRNA indicates genetic distinctiveness of anastomosis group 10 from other groups in the Rhizoctonia solani species complex.

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    Liu, Z L; Domier, L L; Sinclair, J B

    1995-07-01

    DNA polymorphism in the 18S nuclear rRNA gene region was investigated by using 11 restriction endonucleases for 161 isolates of 25 intraspecific groups (ISGs) representing 11 reported anastomosis groups (AGs) of Rhizoctonia solani. A PCR-based restriction mapping method in which enzymatically amplified DNA fragments and subfragments were digested with one or two restriction enzymes was employed. Four types of DNA restriction maps of this region were constructed for these 25 ISGs. Map type I of the 18S rDNA region was represented by isolates of a majority of R. solani ISGs. Map types II and III, represented by ISG 2E and 9 isolates and 5C isolates, respectively, differed from map I by the absence of one (map type II) or two (map type III) restriction sites. Map type IV, represented by ISG 10A and B (or AG 10) isolates, showed significant restriction site variations, with five enzymes in this region compared with those of the remaining ISGs or AGs. Ten of the 25 restriction sites in the 18S rRNA gene region were informative and selected for analysis. Previously reported restriction maps of the 5.8S rRNA gene region, including the internal transcribed spacers, were aligned with each other, and 12 informative restriction sites were identified. These data were used alone and in combination to evaluate group relationships. Analyses derived from these data sets by maximum parsimony and likelihood methods showed that AG 10 isolates were distinct and distantly related to the majority isolates of the other AGs of this species complex. PMID:7618879

  8. Métodos de evaluación y reacción de cultivares para resistencia al añublo de la vaina del arroz causado por Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA / Evaluation methods and cultivars reaction for resistance to the rice sheath blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA

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    Alex, González-Vera; Eduardo, Graterol; Brígida, Borges; Francis, Hernández.

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    Full Text Available El arroz (Oryza sativa L.) en Venezuela, es afectado por el añublo de la vaina causado por Rhizoctonia solani (Teleomorfo = Thanatephorus cucumeris). No existe resistencia completa ante esta enfermedad. Por ello, los programas de mejoramiento genético deben evaluar un alto número de cultivares para [...] seleccionar aquellos cuantitativamente mejores en resistencia. Los objetivos fueron comparar métodos de evaluación de resistencia y la reacción de cultivares para resistencia al añublo de la vaina del arroz causado por R. solani AG-1 IA. Los métodos de evaluación usados fueron microcámaras y bola de micelio en umbráculo, la prueba de cinetina en laboratorio y la infestación con arroz colonizado bajo condiciones de campo. Se evaluaron 23 genotipos de arroz, incluyendo variedades testigo. Tres haplotipos de R. solani, previamente caracterizados, fueron utilizados para las inoculaciones. Los ensayos fueron de bloques completos al azar con tres repeticiones. La efectividad de los ensayos se determinó con base a la discriminación de los testigos de reacción conocida y a la mejor correlación de los métodos de laboratorio y umbráculo con los resultados de campo. El método de microcámaras, combinado con el aislado de R. solani A5B4 (64), presentó la mejor correlación con los resultados de campo (r = 0,50 en promedio), seguido por el método de bola de micelio (r = 0,49, promedio). Los cultivares testigo ‘Tetep’ (resistente) y ‘Lemont’ (susceptible) fueron consistentes en los ensayos. El análisis de componentes principales identificó los genotipos CT15150-M-11-4-3-2-M (derivado de un cruce con O. glaberrima), ‘SD20A’ y ‘D-Sativa’ con los mejores niveles de resistencia. Estos resultados indican la existencia de métodos confiables para evaluar el añublo de la vaina y de cultivares adaptados con resistencia a la enfermedad. Abstract in english The rice (Oryza sativa L.), in Venezuela, is affected by sheath blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph = Thanatephorus cucumeris). No complete resistance has been found in the world. In consequence, breeding programs should evaluate many cultivars for selecting those with the best quantitat [...] ive level of resistance. The objectives were to compare methods of evaluation and cultivars reaction for resistance to the sheath blight caused by R. solani AG-1 IA. The evaluation methods were microchamber and mycelium ball in greenhouse conditions, kinetin test in laboratory and colonized rice infestation under field conditions. The cultivars were 23 genotypes of rice, including control varieties. Three haplotypes of R. solani, previously characterized, were used for the inoculations. The experimental designs were randomized complete block with three replications. The effectiveness of the trials was determined based on the discrimination of controls with well-known reaction and the best correlation of the laboratory and greenhouse methods with the field results. The method of microchamber using the isolate A5B4 (64) had the best correlation with field results (r = 0.50 on average), followed by the method of ball mycelium (r = 0.49, on average). The control cultivars 'Tetep' (resistant) and 'Lemont' (susceptible) were consistent across the experiments. The principal component analysis identified the genotypes CT15150-M-11-4-3-2-M (derived from a cross with O. glaberrima), 'SD20A' and 'D-Sativa' with the best levels of resistance. These results indicate the existence of reliable methods to evaluate this disease and adapted cultivars with resistance to rice sheath blight.

  9. Evaluación in vitro de aislamientos de Trichoderma harzianum para el control de Rhizoctonia solani, Sclerotium rolfsii y Fusarium oxysporum en plantas de tomate / In vitro evaluation of Trichoderma harzianum for control of Rhizoctonia solani, Sclerotium rolfsii, and Fusarium oxysporum in tomato plants

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    Clemencia, Guédez; Luis, Cañizalez; Carmen, Castillo; Rafael, Olivar.

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    Full Text Available En este estudio se determinó la capacidad antagónica de aislamientos de T. harzianum para el control de Rhizoctonia solani, Sclerotium rolfsii y Fusarium oxysporum en raíces de plantas de tomate. Se obtuvieron 6 aislamientos de T. harzianum de 6 municipios del estado Trujillo, empleando la técnica d [...] e siembra directa de raíces en agar agua acidificada. El antagonismo se realizó en cultivos duales utilizando agar papa dextrosa, incubados a 25 ºC, bajo un diseño al azar, con 18 tratamientos conformados por cada aislamiento de T. harzianum y cada patógeno, 3 tratamientos testigos correspondientes a cada patógeno y 3 repeticiones por tratamiento, evaluándose el modo de acción e inhibición del crecimiento radial al tercer día. Todos los aislamientos de T. harzianum mostraron un rápido crecimiento sin diferencias significativas entre ellos (p>0,05), aún cuando se observó que el T121 fue más eficaz como controlador. Al comparar el crecimiento de los aislamientos de T. harzianum con el de los hongos patógenos, se obtuvieron diferencias significativas (p Abstract in english This study determined the antagonistic capacity of T. harzianum isolates for control of Rhizoctonia solani, Sclerotium rolfsii, and Fusarium oxysporum in the roots of tomato plants. Six T. harzianum isolates were obtained from 6 municipalities of Trujillo State, using the direct inoculation of roots [...] in acidified water agar technique. The antagonism was carried out in dual cultures using potato dextrose agar, incubated at 25 ºC, under a random design, with 18 treatments conformed for each T. harzianum isolate and each pathogen, 3 control treatments corresponding to each pathogen, and 3 repetitions per treatment, evaluating the mode of action and inhibition of radial growth at the third day. All the T. harzianum isolates showed rapid growth without significant differences among them (p>0.05), even though it was observed that T121 was more efficient as controller. When comparing the growth of the T. harzianum isolates with that of the pathogenic fungi, there were significant differences (p

  10. Características de aislamientos de Rhizoctonia solani Huhn y su importancia como patógenos de Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl. Sw.

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    Lenne Jilliam M.

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    Full Text Available Se encontró considerable variación en el crecimiento, color, zonificación, esclerocios, textura del micelio y en la virulencia de siete aislamientos de R. solani. Como seis aislamientos fueron multinucleados y uno binucleado, se demostró que es indispensable determinar ésta característica en ensayos con R. solani. Los aislamientos se ubicaron en los grupos de anastomosis AG -1, AG-2, AG-4; pero en los ensayos con electroforesis de isoenzirnas los modelos de bandas para los a islamientos probadores de los AG y los probados en éste estudio fueron diferentes, lo que llevó a cuestionar la importancia de los AG. Los ecotípos de Centrosema spp y P. phaseoloides fueron más afectados que los de S. guianensis, D. ovalifolium y S. capitata. La reacción al daño de R. solani fue diferencial en los ecotipos CIAT 1283 (tardío y 184 (común y tuvo mucha relación con la edad; en general, la enfermedad se incrementó con la edad en el eco tipo tardío y disminuyó con ésta o fue independiente en el ecotipo común; el ecotipo más fectado fue el tardío; las pérdidas de forraje no fueron considerables, pero el efecto en la digestibilidad fue notorio; la capacidad de rebrote fue buena en 184. Se observó un estímulo en el crecimiento de las plantas de S.guianensis y D. ovalifolium.Considerable variation was found in the growth, color, zonation, sclerotia, mycelial texture and virulence of seven isolates of R. solani. Six multinuclease and one binuclease isolates were determined, demonstrating that it is indispensable to determine this characteristic in trials with this pathogen. The isolates were placed in three anastomosis group AG -1, AG -2 and AG -4; but with electrophoresis of isoenzymes it was found that the band models were different for the known rest AG iso lates and those isolates proven in this study which questions the importance of anastomosis qroups. Ecotypes of Centrosema spp. and P. phaseoloides were more affected than those of S. guianensis, D. ovalifolium and S. capitata. The reaction on damage by R. solani was differencial for ecotypes C IAT 1283 (tardío and 184 (comrno n and was related to age. In general, the disease increased with age in the tardio and decreased or was independent of age in the cornrnon: the tardio was more affected; forage losses were not cosiderable but the effect on the digestibility was noted; the regrowth capacity was good in the cornrnon. A stimulus in the growth of plants of S. guianensis and D. ovalifolium was observed.

  11. Characterization of genes involved in biosynthesis of a novel antibiotic from Burkholderia cepacia BC11 and their role in biological control of Rhizoctonia solani

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    Kang, Y.; Carlson, R.; Tharpe, W.; Schell, M.A. [Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)

    1998-10-01

    Genetic manipulation of fluorescent pseudomonads has provided major insight into their production of antifungal molecules and their role in biological control of plant disease. Burkholderia cepacia also produces antifungal activities, but its biological control activity is much less well characterized, in part due to difficulties in applying genetic tools. Here the authors report genetic and biochemical characterization of a soil isolate of B. cepacia relating to its production of an unusual antibiotic that is very active against a variety of soil fungi. Purification and preliminary structural analyses suggest that this antibiotic (called AFC-BC11) is a novel lipopeptide associated largely with the cell membrane. Analysis of conditions for optimal production of AFC-BC11 indicated stringent environmental regulation of its synthesis. Furthermore, the authors show that production of AFC-BC11 is largely responsible for the ability of B. cepacia BC11 to effectively control the damping-Off of cotton caused by the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani in a gnotobiotic system. Using Tn5 mutagenesis, they identified, cloned, and characterized a region of the genome of strain BC11 that is required for production of this antifungal metabolite. DNA sequence analysis suggested that this region encodes proteins directly involved in the production of a nonribosomally synthesized lipopeptide.

  12. Rice WRKY4 acts as a transcriptional activator mediating defense responses toward Rhizoctonia solani, the causing agent of rice sheath blight.

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    Wang, Haihua; Meng, Jiao; Peng, Xixu; Tang, Xinke; Zhou, Pinglan; Xiang, Jianhua; Deng, Xiaobo

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    WRKY transcription factors have been implicated in the regulation of transcriptional reprogramming associated with various plant processes but most notably with plant defense responses to pathogens. Here we demonstrate that expression of rice WRKY4 gene (OsWRKY4) was rapidly and strongly induced upon infection of Rhizoctonia solani, the causing agent of rice sheath blight, and exogenous jasmonic acid (JA) and ethylene (ET). OsWRKY4 is localized to the nucleus of plant cells and possesses transcriptional activation ability. Modulation of OsWRKY4 transcript levels by constitutive overexpression increases resistance to the necrotrophic sheath blight fungus, concomitant with elevated expression of JA- and ET-responsive pathogenesis-related (PR) genes such as PR1a, PR1b, PR5 and PR10/PBZ1. Suppression by RNA interference (RNAi), on the other hand, compromises resistance to the fungal pathogen. Yeast one-hybrid assay and transient expression in tobacco cells reveal that OsWRKY4 specifically binds to the promoter regions of PR1b and PR5 which contain W-box (TTGAC[C/T]), or W-box like (TGAC[C/T]) cis-elements. In conclusion, we propose that OsWRKY4 functions as an important positive regulator that is implicated in the defense responses to rice sheath blight via JA/ET-dependent signal pathway. PMID:26275661

  13. Importancia del método estadístico para el cálculo de la CE50 y CE95 de algunos isotiocianatos evaluados contra Rhizoctonia solani Kühn / Importance of the statistical method applied to calculate the EC50 and EC95 of some isothiocyanates evaluated against Rhizoctonia solani Kühn

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    Luis Federico, Molina-Vargas; Sandra Esperanza, Melo-Martínez.

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    Full Text Available En el marco de la evaluación del efecto de algunos isotiocianatos (ITC) sobre el crecimiento de Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, la presente investigación establece también si el método estadístico utilizado determina diferencias considerables en los valores de la concentración efectiva media (CE50) y la co [...] ncentración efectiva 95 (CE95) de estos compuestos. Para ello se realizó un experimento in vitro, y se estimaron dichos valores mediante regresiones lineales y no lineales. Los compuestos evaluados contra R. solani AG-3 fueron: alil isotiocianato (AITC), bencil isotiocianato (BITC), fenil isotiocianato (PITC), fenetil isotiocianato (PEITC) y metil isotiocianato (MITC). El ensayo se llevó a cabo en el Laboratorio de Biotecnología de la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Bogotá. Manteniendo agitación constante, se prepararon diluciones de los ITC utilizando metanol como solvente, para obtener las concentraciones 0,0; 0,01; 0,1; 1,0 y 10,0%, que correspondieron a los distintos tratamientos evaluados. En cada uno de ellos se agregaron 50 mL de una de estas soluciones a las unidades experimentales, consistentes en cajas de petri con medio PDA y micelio de R. solani AG-3, selladas herméticamente y almacenadas a temperatura ambiente. Pasadas 72 y 144 horas después de la aplicación de los tratamientos (hdt), se tomaron fotografías digitales para calcular el área de crecimiento micelial con el software MapMaker® 3.5. Esto permitió obtener la Concentración Efectiva Media (CE50) y la Concentración Efectiva 95 (CE95) mediante regresiones lineales, no lineales (modelos Gompertz, logístico y polinómico) y análisis Probit. Los valores obtenidos a partir de este último distan bastante de lo observado, que a su vez coincide con los valores encontrados por regresión lineal. A la concentración del 10%, todos los ITC, excepto PEITC, mostraron un efecto inhibitorio total. Por su parte, BITC mantuvo su efecto fungistático hasta 21 días después de aplicados los tratamientos, mientras que PITC, AITC y MITC mantuvieron un efecto fungistático más prolongado, inclusive hasta un año después de iniciados los tratamientos. Abstract in english Framed in the evaluation of the effect of some isothiocyanates (ITC) on the growth of Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, the present research also studied whether the applied statistical method determines significant differences in the values of the Median (EC50) and 95 (EC95) effective concentrations of thes [...] e compounds. For this purpose, we conducted an in vitro experiment in which said values were calculated by different statistical methods. In vitro efficacy against R. solani AG-3 was tested of allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC), phenyl isothiocyanate (PITC), phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) and methyl isothiocyanate (MITC). Under constant shaking we prepared stock solutions by mixing ITC with methanol as solvent, to get concentrations of 0.0, 0.01, 0.1, 1.0, and 10%, corresponding to the different studied treatments; each of which consisted in the addition of 50 mL of one of these solutions to the experimental units. The latter were Petri dishes containing potato-dextrose-agar medium (PDA) and mycelium of R. solani AG-3. These containers were then sealed with two layers of parafilm and incubated at room temperature. Digital pictures were taken to obtain the colony areas using MapMaker 3.5® software, 72 and 144 hours after the treatments were applied. The Median (EC50) and 95 (EC95) effective concentrations were calculated through linear and non-linear (Gompertz, logistic, and polynomial models) regressions, as well as probit analysis. The values obtained through the latter were found to be considerably different from the actual ones, which in turn coincided with those found by means of linear regressions. All of ITC at 10% concentration were completely inhibitory, with the exception of PEITC. Whereas BITC was fungistatic up to twenty one days after the treatments were applied, PITC, AITC, and MITC h

  14. Efecto diferencial de seis aislamientos de trichoderma sobre la severidad de Rhizoctonia solani, desarrollo radical y crecimiento de plantas de maíz Differential effect of six Trichoderma isolates on root development, plant growth and severity of Rhizoctonia solani on mayze

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    Full Text Available La mancha bandeada de la hoja en maíz, Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, ha incrementado su incidencia en Venezuela y ocasiona considerables pérdidas en la producción. En muchos casos la microbiota del suelo sirve para proteger a la planta del ataque de patógenos y contribuye a su mayor desarrollo. Para estudiar medidas de biocontrol de R. solani se seleccionaron seis aislamientos de Trichoderma provenientes de la rizósfera de plantas de maíz colectadas en varias localidades de los estados Portuguesa y Yaracuy, las cuales fueron utilizadas en pruebas de antagonismo en vivero con un sustrato esterilizado. En el sustrato se hicieron dos hoyos y en ellos se colocaron dos granos de arroz esterilizados y 2 mL de solución de esporas del antagonista a 3-7x10(6 conidios·mL-1. Luego se colocó una semilla de maíz híbrido D2000 en cada hoyo y dos esclerocios de R. solani, se adicionaron 3 mL de la solución del antagonista y se cubrió con suelo esterilizado. Con relación a la sobrevivencia de plantas, hubo un efecto positivo en los tratamientos donde se utilizaron las cepas de Trichoderma, obteniéndose valores entre 70 y 90 %. En cuanto a la severidad de la enfermedad en la planta hasta los 60 días, se obtuvieron valores de 82,5 % en el testigo y 16,2 % en el mejor tratamiento con Trichoderma. Para un aislamiento proveniente de Píritu-estado Portuguesa se produjo el avance de la enfermedad fue el menor. Este aislamiento, seguido por el procedente de Yaritagua-estado Yaracuy, propiciaron un mayor crecimiento de la planta y mayor desarrollo radical.The banded leaf spot disease on maize, Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, has increased its incidence in Venezuela, causing considerable damages and yield reduction. In many cases, soil microbiota can protect the plant from the pathogen attack and contributes to better plant development. In order to study forms of biocontrol of R. solani, six isolations of Trichoderma obtained from maize plant rizosphere were collected in several localities of Portuguesa and Yaracuy States; the isolations were used in antagonism tests on a sterilized substrate in nursery. Two orifices were made in the substrate and sterilized grains of rice were placed on them, covering with 2 mL of spore solution of the antagonist (3-7x10(6 conidia mL-1. Later, one maize of seed hybrid D2000 and two esclerotia of R. solani was placed in each hole and added 3 mL of the solution of the antagonist, covering with sterilized soil. In relation to plant survival, there was a positive effect of the treatments where Trichoderma was used, obtaining values between 70 and 90 %. As far as plant disease severity up to 60 days, it was obtained a value of 82.5 % in the control and 16.2 % in the best treatment with Trichoderma. For the isolation coming from Píritu-Portuguesa State, the advance of the disease was the smallest. This isolation, followed by the one coming from Yaritagua-Yaracuy State, promoted a greater plant growth and better root development.

  15. Potencial de preparados de cavalinha (Equisetum sp.) na síntese de metabólitos de defesa em cotilédones de soja (Glycine max L.) e o efeito sobre o crescimento de Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, in vitro. / Potential of horsetail (Equisetum sp.) derivatives on the synthesis of defense metabolites using soybean ( Glycine max L.) cotyledons and their effect on the in vitro growth of Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn

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    SS, GUIMARÃES; SM, MAZARO; ÁR, FREDDO; A, WAGNER JÚNIOR.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Foram desenvolvidos dois experimentos com objetivo de avaliar o potencial de preparados de cavalinha (Equisetum sp.) na síntese de metabólitos de defesa em cotilédones de soja (Glycinemax L.) e o efeito sobre o crescimento de Rhizoctonia solani, in vitro. O delineamento experimental utilizado para o [...] s experimentos foi inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 3x5 (formas de extração x concentrações), com quatro repetições. As formas de extração foram extrato alcoólico, infusão e maceração, nas concentrações de zero; 1; 10, 20 e 40%. No primeiro experimento foi avaliada a indução de compostos de defesa vegetal em cotilédones de soja em resposta aos derivados a base de cavalinha, sendo quantificada a atividade da enzima fenilalanina amônia-liase (FAL), via espectofotometria, a fitoalexina gliceolina, e o teor de fenóis totais. No segundo experimento, in vitro, a unidade experimental foi uma placa de Petri, sendo os preparados de cavalinha incorporados ao meio BDA (Batata-dextrose e Agar) e avaliado o crescimento micelial de R. Solani. Os preparados de extrato alcoólico, infusão e maceração de cavalinha apresentaram capacidade de indução das fitoalexinas gliceolinas em cotilédones de soja, bem como, ativaram o metabolismo de compostos fenólicos. Entre os preparados, o extrato alcoólico e a maceração, se sobressaem sobre a infusão. Os preparados de extrato alcoólico, infusão e maceração de cavalinha em todas as suas concentrações inibem o crescimento do fungo R. solani, in vitro. Abstract in english Two experiments were carried out in the Federal Technological University of Paraná - Dois Vizinhos Campus - with the aim to evaluate the potential of horsetail (Equisetum sp.) derivatives for the synthesis of defense metabolites in soybean (Glycine max L.) cotyledons and their effect on the in vitro [...] growth of Rhizoctonia solani. The experimental design was completely randomized in a 3 x 5 factorial design (extraction form x concentration), with four replications. The extraction forms were alcoholic extract, infusion and maceration and the concentrations tested were zero, 1, 10, 20 and 40%. In the first experiment, we evaluated the induction of plant defense in soybean cotyledons as a response to horsetail derivatives through spectrophotometry according to phytoalexin glyceollin, phenylalanine ammonia lyase enzyme activity (PAL) and total phenols. In the second experiment, in vitro, the experimental unit was a Petri dish, and the horsetail derivatives were incorporated into medium culture (potato dextrose agar), and we evaluated the mycelial growth of R. solani. The alcoholic extract, infusion and maceration of horsetail derivatives presented phytoalexin glyceolin induction in soybean cotyledons, in addition to activating the metabolism of phenolic compounds. Among the derivatives, the alcoholic extract and the maceration form of extraction were superior in relation to the infusion. The alcoholic extract, infusion and maceration of horsetail derivatives inhibited the in vitro growth of R. solani in all concentrations.

  16. Interaction of Collimonas strain IS343 with Rhizoctonia solani at low carbon availability in vitro and in soil (online first)

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    Senechkin, I.V.; Overbeek, L.S., van; Er, H.L.; Vos, O.J., de; van Bruggen, A.H.C.

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    Collimonas sp. IS343, isolated from an organically-farmed arable soil and characterized as a broad-range oligotrophic bacterium, was shown to degrade chitin and to suppress R. solani mycelium growth under in vitro conditions at high and low carbon availabilities. In contrast to C. fungivorans Ter331, strain IS343 did not respond with an increase in growth rate to higher carbon levels in liquid medium, it reached higher cell numbers in carbon-poor media and it showed better survival in bulk so...

  17. Improved genome sequence of the phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IB 7/3/14 as established by deep mate-pair sequencing on the MiSeq (Illumina) system.

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    Wibberg, Daniel; Rupp, Oliver; Jelonek, Lukas; Kröber, Magdalena; Verwaaijen, Bart; Blom, Jochen; Winkler, Anika; Goesmann, Alexander; Grosch, Rita; Pühler, Alfred; Schlüter, Andreas

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    The phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IB of the phylum Basidiomycota affects various economically important crops comprising bean, rice, soybean, figs, cabbage and lettuce. The R. solani isolate 7/3/14 of the anastomosis group AG1-IB was deeply resequenced on the Illumina MiSeq system applying the mate-pair mode to improve its genome sequence. Assembly of obtained sequence reads significantly reduced the amount of scaffolds and improved the genome sequence of the isolate compared to the previous sequencing approach. The genome sequence of the AG1-IB isolate 7/3/14 now provides an up-graded basis to analyze genome features predicted to play a role in pathogenesis and for the development of strategies to antagonize the pathogenic impact of this fungus. PMID:25801332

  18. Effect of Combined Use of Bacillus subtilis CA32 and Trichoderma harzianum RU01 on Biological Control of Rhizoctonia solani on Solanum melongena and Capsicum annuum

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    A combination of two compatible biological control agents, Bacillus subtilis CA32 and Trichoderma harzianum RU01, both antagonistic to the pathogen Rhizoctonia solani, was used to control damping-off in Solanum melongena and Capsicum annuum. Radial growth of the mycelium of R. solani was inhibited by T. harzianum RU01 in dual Petri plate assay. T. harzianum RU01 was capable to invading the whole surface of the pathogen colony, sporulating on it and suppress the production of sclerotia...

  19. Effects of damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 2-1 on roots of wheat and oil seed rape quantified using X-ray Computed Tomography and real-time PCR.

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    Sturrock, Craig J; Woodhall, James; Brown, Matthew; Walker, Catherine; Mooney, Sacha J; Ray, Rumiana V

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    Rhizoctonia solani is a plant pathogenic fungus that causes significant establishment and yield losses to several important food crops globally. This is the first application of high resolution X-ray micro Computed Tomography (X-ray ?CT) and real-time PCR to study host-pathogen interactions in situ and elucidate the mechanism of Rhizoctonia damping-off disease over a 6-day period caused by R. solani, anastomosis group (AG) 2-1 in wheat (Triticum aestivum cv. Gallant) and oil seed rape (OSR, Brassica napus cv. Marinka). Temporal, non-destructive analysis of root system architectures was performed using RooTrak and validated by the destructive method of root washing. Disease was assessed visually and related to pathogen DNA quantification in soil using real-time PCR. R. solani AG2-1 at similar initial DNA concentrations in soil was capable of causing significant damage to the developing root systems of both wheat and OSR. Disease caused reductions in primary root number, root volume, root surface area, and convex hull which were affected less in the monocotyledonous host. Wheat was more tolerant to the pathogen, exhibited fewer symptoms and developed more complex root systems. In contrast, R. solani caused earlier damage and maceration of the taproot of the dicot, OSR. Disease severity was related to pathogen DNA accumulation in soil only for OSR, however, reductions in root traits were significantly associated with both disease and pathogen DNA. The method offers the first steps in advancing current understanding of soil-borne pathogen behavior in situ at the pore scale, which may lead to the development of mitigation measures to combat disease influence in the field. PMID:26157449

  20. EFFECT OF THE TREATMENT OF SEEDS WITH FUNGICIDES IN CONTROLLING DAMPING OFF OF THE BEAN (Phaseolus vulgaris L CAUSED BY Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn EFEITO DO TRATAMENTO DE SEMENTES COM FUNGICIDAS NO CONTROLE DO TOMBAMENTO EM FEIJOEIRO (Phaseolus vulgaris L. CAUSADO POR Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn

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    Rosângela Vera

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    Some fungicides were tested in control of Rhizoctonia solani in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris planted in soil inoculated with this fungus. The evaluations were made at 10, 20 and 30 days after sowing, observing germination and damping-off. The results showed that the fungicides thiram (280g. a.i./ 100kg seeds have no increased plant stand in Phaseolus vulgaris, in relation to the non treated control. Seed treatments with PCNB (450g a.i./ 100kg seeds, iprodione + thiram (200g a.i/l00kg seeds and iprodione + thirarn (240g a.i./100kg seeds, increased plant stand in percentages varying from 65 to 73%, respectively in relation to non treated control, but the best treatment was with iprodione + thiram (320g a.i./l00kg seeds, presenting an increase around 83%.

    Foram testados alguns fungicidas no controle de Rhizoctonia solani em feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris L., semeado em vasos com solo previamente inoculado por este fungo. As avaliações foram feitas aos 10, 20 e 30 dias após o plantio, levando-se em consideração ausência de germinação e plântulas tombadas. Os resultados mostraram que o fungicida thiram (280g i.a./100kg de sementes, não aumentou o stand de plantas em relação à testemunha. Sementes tratadas com PCNB (450g i.a./l00kg de sementes, com iprodione + thiram (200g i.a./l00kg de sementes e com iprodione + thiram (240g i.a./l00kg de sementes aumentaram o stand em percentagens que variaram de 65 a 73%, em relação à testemunha, mas o melhor resultado foi obtido com iprodione + thiram na concentração de 320g i.a./ 100kg de sementes, que promoveu aumento do stand em cerca de 83%.

  1. Identificación y caracterización de seis aislados pertenecientes al género Bacillus promisorios para el control de Rhizoctonia solani Künh y Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. / Identification and Characterization of Six Isolates from Genera Bacillus with Antagonistic Capacity against Rhizoctonia solani Künh and Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. Control

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    Acenet I., Sosa López; Victoria, Pazos Álvarez-Rivera; Dania, Torres Campos; Luis, Casadesús Romero.

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    Full Text Available En la actualidad la identificación de los microorganismos se realiza por varios métodos. Existen métodos clásicos que utilizan como criterios de diferenciación los caracteres fenotípicos morfológicos y fisiológicos. Los kits miniaturizados, como los API 50CHB para Bacillusayudan a caracterizar la fi [...] siología de las bacterias pertenecientes a este grupo, de manera fácil y rápida; además, resultan muy útiles para la identificación hasta el nivel de especie por su elevada precisión. La observación de la morfología y esporulación, la respuesta a la tinción de Gram y algunas pruebas bioquímicas permiten, en el caso de Bacillus spp., ubicarlos dentro de su género. El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar morfológica, bioquímica y fisiológicamente seis aislados de suelo y rizosfera pertenecientes al género Bacillus con capacidad antagónica frente a Rhizoctonia solani y Sclerotium rolfsii (Sr.), con la utilización del API 50 CHB.Tres de los aislados resultaron pertenecer a la especie de Bacillus subtilisy otro a B. megateriumcon más del 95% de confiabilidad, además un aislado de B. licheniformis y otro de B. circulans, ambos con el 82,7%. Abstract in english Microorganism identification is realized by several methods, currently. Classical methods utilize phenotypic, morphologic and physiological characters as differentiation criteria. Commercial miniaturized kits as API 50CHB for Bacillus, helps to characterize physiology of this kind of bacteria in an [...] easy and fast way; furthermore they are useful for identification until species level due to their high precision. Observation of morphology and sporulation, the answer to Gram tinction and some biochemical tests permit, in the case of Bacillus spp., put them within they genera. The objective of this investigation was to characterize morphologic, biochemical and physiologically six isolated of genera Bacillusfrom soil and rhizosphere with antagonistic capability in front of Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rolfsii(Sr.), with the utilization of the API 50 CHB. Three of the isolated proved to belong to species Bacillus subtilis and another one to B. megaterium with over than 95% of reliability, also one isolated of B. licheniformis and another one of B. circulans, both with 82.7%.

  2. Efecto inhibitorio in vitro de cinco monoterpenos de aceites esenciales sobre un aislado de Rhizoctonia solani en papa (Solanum tuberosum L.) / Inhibitory Effect in vitro of Five Monoterpens from Essentials Oils on a Rhizoctonia solani Isolate in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

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    Daymara, Vaillant Flores; Carlos, Romeu Carballo; Elda, Ramos Ramos; Marleny, González García; Rebeca, Ramírez Ochoa; Johan, González Pentón.

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    Full Text Available En los últimos años la sociedad mundial ha priorizado los aspectos ambientales, y ha conducido un grupo de investigaciones hacia el descubrimiento de nuevas alternativas para el manejo integrado de plagas y enfermedades, con menos efectos negativos al ambiente. Los aceites esenciales, que hasta hace [...] poco eran empleados solamente en la industria farmacéutica y cosmética, en la actualidad tienen gran importancia por su efecto en el control de plagas y enfermedades de las plantas. Basado en este criterio, se evaluó la actividad fungicida de cinco monoterpenos (mentol, timol, alcanfor, citronelal y 1,8 cineol) comúnmente encontrados en aceites esenciales. Se empleó el método de envenenamiento del medio de cultivo a concentraciones de 0,5; 0,1 y el 0,05% p/v para evaluar el efecto inhibitorio de cada uno sobre un aislado de Rhizoctonia solani, causante de la rizoctoniasis en papa. Se calculó el porcentaje de inhibición y los resultados se analizaron estadísticamente. Se obtuvo que timol, mentol y citronelal tuvieron el 100% de inhibición al 0,1 y el 0,5%; Por otra parte, alcanfor y 1,8 cineol mostraron resultados por debajo del 100%; pero se valorarán para posteriores estudios, donde el rango de concentración sea mayor. Abstract in english The looking for new alternative to chemical control for integrated pest management to reduce the environmental impact has received attention internationally in last decades. Essentials oils have been using in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, recently they have become in an interesting possibili [...] ty for pest and disease control. The fungicide activity of five monoterpens (menthol, thymol, camphor, citronellal and 1,8 cineol), commonly found in essentials oils was evaluated. The method of culture media poisoning was used with concentration of 0,5; 0,1 y 0,05% w/v. The inhibitory effect was evaluated on a Rhizoctonia solani isolate, pathogen which causes rizoctoniasis in potato crops. The inhibition percentage was calculated and the results were statistically analyzed. Thymol, menthol and citronellal showed 100% of inhibition at 0,5 and 0,1%. The monoterpens camphor and 1, 8 cineol showed lower values of inhibition percentage, but they will taking into account for future studies with a wider range of concentration.

  3. Effect of carbon and nitrogen sources on growth and biological efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus subtilis against Rhizoctonia solani, the causal agent of bean damping-off.

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    Peighamy-Ashnaei, S; Sharifi-Tehrani, A; Ahmadzadeh, M; Behboudi, K

    2007-01-01

    One of the most important environmental factors that regulate the growth and antagonistic efficacy of biocontrol agents is the medium. The aim of this paper was to find the nitrogen and carbon sources that provide maximum biomass production of strains P-5 and P-6 (Pseudomonas fluorescens), B-3 and B-16 (Bacillus subtilis) and minimum cost of media, whilst maintaining biocontrol efficacy. All of the strains were grown in seven liquid media (pH=6.9) including: sucrose + yeast extract, molasses of sugar beet + yeast extract in 2:1 and 1:1 w/w ratios, molasses of sugar beet + urea, nutrient broth, molasses and malt extract, at an initial inoculation of 1 x 10(5) CFU ml(-1). Cells from over night cultures used to inoculate soil at 1 x 10(9) CFU cm(-3) soil. At the same time, fungal inoculum (infected millet seed with Rhizoctonia solani) was added to soil at the rate of 2 g kg(-1) soil. Results indicated that growth of P-6, B-3 and B-16 in molasses + yeast extract (1:1 w/w) medium was significantly higher than in the other media. Molasses + yeast extract (1:1 and 2:1 w/w) media supported rapid growth and high cell yields in P-5. In greenhouse condition, results indicated that the influence of the media on the biocontrol efficacy of P-5, P-6, B-3 and B-16 was the same and Pseudomonas fluorescens P-5 in molasses and malt extract media reduced the severity of disease up to 72.8 percent. On the other hand, there were observed significant differences on bean growth after one month in greenhouse. P-5 in molasses + yeast extract (1:1 w/w) medium had the most effects on bean growth promotion. In this study molasses media showed good yield efficacy in all of the strains. The high sucrose concentration in molasses justifies the high biomass in all of the strains. Also, the low cost of molasses allows its concentration to be increased in media. On the other hand, yeast extract was the best organic nitrogen source for antagonist bacteria but it is expensive for an industrial process. So it should be replaced by another industrial product instead of yeast extract, which confirm by an economic and technological study. The results obtained in this study could be used to provide a reliable basis to increase the population of biocontrol agents in fermentation process. PMID:18396833

  4. Research on possibilities of utilization of chosen Brassicaceae plants in protection of cucumber against damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn and Fusarium culmorum (W.G.SmithSacc.

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    Zbigniew J. Burgieł

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the work was to determine the usefulness of dried leaves of savoy cabbage, red cabbage, horse radish and fringed cabbage in protection of cucumber against damping-off caused by fungi Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium culmorum. In the laboratory experiments, pathogens were grown on PDA containing dried leaves (3g·100 cm-3 and in atmosphere containing volatile substances evolved from plant material. The addition of radish horse leaves into PDA caused total inhibition of R. solani development. Remaining plants were also characterized by high fungistatic activity (% of growth inhibition about 85%. F. culmorum was less sensitive. The horse radish leaves showed the strongest activity (65 %, weakest in combination with fringed cabbage leaves (38,9%. The similar regularity in the case of fumigation activity was observed. The effectiveness of dried leaves in protection of cucumber against damping-off was confirmed in greenhouse experiment. The amendment of soil inoculated with R. solani in dose 2 g per 500 cm3 of soil significantly increased the number of cucumber sprouts compared to the control. In the experiment with F. culmorum only in combination with horse radish and red cabbage leaves significant action was observed.

  5. Efeito do tratamento de sementes de algodoeiro com fungicidas no controle do tombamento de plântulas causado por Rhizoctonia solani, sob condições de casa de vegetação / of cotton seed treatment with fungicides in the control of Rhizoctonia solani seedling damping-off under greenhouse conditions

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    Augusto César Pereira, Goulart.

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficácia do tratamento de sementes de algodoeiro com fungicidas no controle do tombamento de plântulas causado por Rhizoctonia solani. O ensaio foi conduzido na casa de vegetação da Embrapa Agropecuária Oeste, em Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul. Sementes não trat [...] adas e tratadas com os fungicidas foram semeadas em areia contida em bandejas plásticas, dispostas em orifícios individuais, eqüidistantes e a 3 cm de profundidade. A inoculação com R. solani AG-4 foi feita utilizando-se 5g do inóculo do fungo/bandeja, distribuídos de forma homogênea na superfície do substrato. O fungo foi cultivado por 35 dias em sementes de aveia preta autoclavadas e trituradas em moinho (1mm). Foi observado efeito significativo do tratamento fungicida na emergência inicial e final de plântulas, bem como no controle do tombamento de pré e pós-emergência do algodoeiro, com os melhores resultados sendo obtidos pelos tratamentos tolylfluanid+pencycuron+triadimenol e azoxystrobin+fludioxonil+mefenoxan, seguidos de carboxin+thiram, PCNB e pencycuron. O fungicida menos eficiente foi o carbendazim+thiram. Melhores resultados com relação às variáveis estudadas foram obtidos com a utilização de misturas de fungicidas em comparação ao uso isolado de um determinado produto. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas com relação ao índice de velocidade de emergência, altura e peso fresco das plântulas. Abstract in english The objective of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of cotton seed treatment with fungicides in the control of R. solani seedling damping-off. This experiment was carried out under greenhouse conditions at Embrapa Agropecuária Oeste, in Dourados city, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. Treated an [...] d untreated seeds of the cultivar DeltaOpal were sowed in sand contained in plastic trays, placed in individual and equidistant wells, 3cm deep. Into each plastic tray were put 5g of the pathogen inoculum. The inoculation of R. solani AG-4 was done by the homogeneous distribution of the fungus inoculum onto the substrate. The fungus was grown for 35 days on autoclaved oat seeds and then ground to powder using a mill (1mm). The evaluations were done based on symptoms development and seedling survival. The significant effect of the fungicide treatment on initial and final seedling emergence, as well as in the control of pre and post-emergence damping-off was observed. The best results were obtained with tolylfluanid+pencycuron+triadimenol and azoxystrobin+fludioxonil+mefenoxan, followed by carboxin+thiram, PCNB and pencycuron. The least efficient fungicide was carbendazim+thiram. Seed treatment with fungicide combinations provided better results than the use of the single ones. No significant effect was observed in relation to speed of emergence index, seedling height and seedling fresh weight.

  6. Evaluación de un biofungicida para el control de la mancha bandeada del maíz causada por Rhizoctonia Solani Kühn en siembras comerciales en Portuguesa, Venezuela / Evaluation of a biofungicide for the control of maize banded stripe Rhizoctonia Solani Kühn on commercial fields at the Portuguesa state, Venezuela

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    Pedro J, García M; Samuel R, Cabrera P; Jimmy J, Sánchez; Alberto A, Pérez C.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de un biofungicida, a base de Trichoderma harzianum, sobre la incidencia y la severidad de la enfermedad mancha bandeada del maíz causada por el hongo Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, anamorfo de Thanathephorus cucumeris, en parcelas comerciales en [...] el estado Portuguesa, Venezuela, durante el ciclo de lluvias de 2001. Se seleccionaron parcelas en 8 localidades donde se presentaba la enfermedad en forma endémica. Las mismas fueron subdivididas en 2 lotes de aproximadamente 5 ha c/u; uno se trató con el biofungicida y el otro se dejó sin tratar. La aplicación se hizo en 2 fases: tratando la semilla con 100 g del biofungicida /20 kg de semilla y una segunda aplicación a los 30 días después de la siembra usando 3,0 l del producto comercial /ha. En cada parcela la siembra de los lotes tratados y no tratados se realizó de manera simultánea. La incidencia y la severidad de la enfermedad se determinaron a los 70 días después de la emergencia, seleccionando 5 puntos de muestreo distri­buidos uniformemente en cada lote. La incidencia fue determinada utilizando un arreglo factorial en un diseño de bloques al azar con 5 repeticiones y la severidad por vía no paramétrica mediante la prueba de Friedman. En promedio, el biofungicida disminuyó cerca de 50% la incidencia de la enfermedad en todas las localidades. Los resultados mostraron el efecto benéfico del biofungicida, representando una alternativa viable, eficaz y amigable con el ambiente para el control de la enfermedad. Abstract in english The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a biofungicide, Trichoderma harzianum, on the incidence and severity of the disease maize banded leaf caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn fungus, anamorph of Thanathephorus cucumeris, in commercial fields of corn, at the Portuguesa State, Vene [...] zuela, during the rainy season of the 2001 year. We selected commercial plots in eight locations normally affected by the disease. In each place the plots were divided in two areas, each one of about 5 ha; in each place one of the 5 ha was treated with the biofungicide, and the other one was allowed without any application. The biofungicide dose was split: at the sowing time in the seed (100 g of biofungicide /20 kg of seed), and 30 days after sowing in a dose of 3 liters of the commercial product /ha. Treated and no treated plots were sowed at the same time. We evaluated the incidence and severity of the fungus at about 70 days of the crop cycle, in 5 areas inside each plot. The incidence was analyzed using a factorial arrangement in a randomized block design with 5 replications, while the severity was analyzed using the Friedman non-parametric test. We found that the biofungicide reduced the disease in 50% in all locations. This result showed the beneficial effects of the biofungicide, and it represent a valuable, successful and environmental friendly alternative to control the disease.

  7. Reduction of Rhizoctonia bare patch win wheat with barley rotations.

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    Rhizoctonia bare patch caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-8 is a major fungal root disease in no-till cropping systems. In an 8-year experiment comparing various dryland no-till cropping systems near Ritzville, Washington, Rhizoctonia bare patch first appeared in year 3 and continued through year 8. ...

  8. Management of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot of subarbeet

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    Rhizoctonia root and crown rot is caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani and is one of the most severe soil-borne diseases of sugarbeet in Minnesota and North Dakota. Rhizoctonia root and crown rot may reduce yield significantly, and diseased beets may cause problems in storage piles. Fields with...

  9. Impact of Gamma Irradiation Stresses II. Control of Sugarbeet Pathogens Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn and Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.

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    Moussa, Tarek A. A.; Mohamed A. Rizk

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    To control the fungal pathogens attacked sugarbeet plant, we subjected R. solani and S. rolfsii to different gamma irradiation doses (0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 kGy for R. solani and 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 kGy for S. rolfsii). The growth activities of R. solani were completely inhibited at dose 7.0 kGy, while S. rolfsii at 4.0 kGy. The infection percentage was inhibited with gamma irradiation doses increased for both R. solani and S. rolfsii. This was confirmed by...

  10. Influence of Rhizoctonia solani and Trichoderma spp. in growth of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and in the induction of plant defense-related genes.

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    Mayo, Sara; Gutiérrez, Santiago; Malmierca, Monica G; Lorenzana, Alicia; Campelo, M Piedad; Hermosa, Rosa; Casquero, Pedro A

    2015-01-01

    Many Trichoderma species are well-known for their ability to promote plant growth and defense. We study how the interaction of bean plants with R. solani and/or Trichoderma affect the plants growth and the level of expression of defense-related genes. Trichoderma isolates were evaluated in vitro for their potential to antagonize R. solani. Bioassays were performed in climatic chambers and development of the plants was evaluated. The effect of Trichoderma treatment and/or R. solani infection on the expression of bean defense-related genes was analyzed by real-time PCR and the production of ergosterol and squalene was quantified. In vitro growth inhibition of R. solani was between 86 and 58%. In in vivo assays, the bean plants treated with Trichoderma harzianum T019 always had an increased size respect to control and the plants treated with this isolate did not decrease their size in presence of R. solani. The interaction of plants with R. solani and/or Trichoderma affects the level of expression of seven defense-related genes. Squalene and ergosterol production differences were found among the Trichoderma isolates, T019 showing the highest values for both compounds. T. harzianum T019 shows a positive effect on the level of resistance of bean plants to R. solani. This strain induces the expression of plant defense-related genes and produces a higher level of ergosterol, indicating its ability to grow at a higher rate in the soil, which would explain its positive effects on plant growth and defense in the presence of the pathogen. PMID:26442006

  11. RESIDENT BACTERIA, NITRIC OXIDE EMISSION AND PARTICLE SIZE MODULATE THE EFFECT OF BRASSICA NAPUS SEED MEAL ON DISEASE INCITED BY RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI AND PYTHIUM SPP.

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    Brassica tissues are often promoted as a soil amendment for control of soilborne plant disease due to their production of glucosinolates, which yield anti-microbial compounds upon hydrolysis. Studies demonstrated that control of Rhizoctonia root rot of apple in response to Brassica napus seed meal ...

  12. Evaluación de la actividad quitinasa en procesos de control biológico de rhizoctonia solani y fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici en tomate, mediante fitoinvigorización de semillas en presencia de trichoderma koningii Evaluation of chitinase activity in biological control process of rhizoctonia solani y fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in tomate, by using seed priming in the presence of trichoderma koningii

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    Cotes A. M.

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    El propósito del presente trabajo fue el de establecer el posible papel de las quitinasas en un modelo de control, utilizando pregerminación controlada de semillas en presencia de Trichoderma koningii. Este método mostró ser eficiente para el control de Rhizoctonia solani y de Fusarium oxysporum en tomate. Al analizar los extractos y exudados de semillas y los extractos de suelo sembrado con semillas pregerminadas en presencia de T. koningii, se encontró que éstos presentaron niveles significativamente mayores de actividad endoquitinasa que los provenientes de semillas pregerminadas en ausencia del antagonista y que los provenientes de semillas no pregerminadas. Al evaluar in-vitro la actividad hidrolítica de dichos extractos y exudados, utilizando paredes celulares de R. solani y de Fusarium oxysporum, los provenientes de semillas pregerminadas en presencia de T. koningii también mostraron significativamente mayor actividad endoquitinasa que la presentada en los otros tratamientos. Se pudo concluir que la pregerminación controlada de semillas en presencia de T. koningii estimula la actividad endoquitinolítica de las semillas y que esta actividad quitinasa estuvo relacionada con la protección previamente obtenida. 

    The present work intended to establish in a control model, the possible role of chitinases by using seed priming in the presence of Trichoderma koningii. This method showed to be efficient to control Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium oxysporum in tomato. The analysis of seed extracts and exudates, and soil extracts from soil seeded with seeds primed in the presence of T. koningii showed high endochitinase activity in the samples. This activity was higher than that exhibited by samples from primed seeds without antagonist and unprimed seeds.   In vitro evaluation of the hydrolytic activity of the extracts and exudates were performed using F. oxysporum and R. solani cell walls. The results also showed that the samples from seeds primed in the presence of T. koningii exhibited higher endochitinase activity than the others. These data allowed us to conclude that seed priming in the presence of T. koningii promotes endochinolytic activity in seeds. It was also concluded that this chitinase activity is related with the protection previously observed.

  13. Lippia graveolens and Carya illinoensis Organic Extracts and there in vitro Effect Against Rhizoctonia Solani Kuhn

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    Francisco D. Hernandez-Castillo; Francisco Castillo-Reyes; Gabriel Gallegos-Morales; Raul Rodriguez-Herrera; Cristobal N. Aguilar-Gonzalez

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    Problem statement: Plant extracts with polyphenolic compounds obtained with different solvents have been evaluated against plant pathogens. However, most of these extract have been obtained using solvents no allowed under an organic production context. Approach: In the present research was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of polyphenolic extracts from L. graveolens and C. illinoensis, obtained with alternative organic solvents (lanolin and cocoa butter), water and ethanol against R. solani i...

  14. Biocontrol capacity of wild and mutant Trichoderma harzianum (Rifai) strains on Rhizoctonia solani 618: effect of temperature and soil type during storage

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    Jaime, Montealegre; Luis, Valderrama; Rodrigo, Herrera; Ximena, Besoaín; Luz M, Pérez.

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    Full Text Available Wild (Th11, Th12 and Th650) and mutant (Th11A80.1, Th12A40.1, Th12C40.1 and Th650-NG7) Trichoderma harzianum strains were stored for 180 days at 5ºC or at 22ºC, in two types of soils. Strains recovered at 90, 120 and 180 days from the two types of soils, retained their full capacity to biocontrol Rh [...] izoctonia solani 618, that produces crown and root rot of tomatoes. Recovery, estimated as colony forming units (cfu) of the wild and mutant strains, showed that all increased their cfu after storage independently of the type of soil and temperature, although kinetic behavior differed among strains. Ratios of recovery after storage in type B soil/ type A soil or at 22ºC/5ºC, higher or lower than one respectively, allowed to establish that Th11 and Th12 were the most appropriate strains for the biocontrol of R. solani in conditions where growth of the phytopathogen is optimal.

  15. Development of SCAR markers and UP-PCR cross-hybridization method for specific detection of four major subgroups of Rhizoctonia from infected turfgrasses

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    Several species and hyphal anastomosis groups (AG) of Rhizoctonia solani (sensu lato) cause brown patch diseases of turfgrasses. Conventional methods of identification of Rhizoctonia pathogens are time consuming and often inaccurate. A rapid identification assay for Waitea circinata (anamorph: Rhizo...

  16. Review. Biology and Systematics of the forn genus Rhizoctonia

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    González García, V.; Portal, M. Ángeles; Rubio, Víctor

    2006-01-01

    Members of the form genus Rhizoctonia D.C. are considered as a complex mixture of filamentous fungi, having in common the possession of a non-spored imperfect state, usually referred to as the Rhizoctonia anamorph. The group includes several of the most devastating crop pathogens like Thanatephorus cucumeris (Frank) Donk (anamorph = Rhizoctonia solani Kühn), the majority of orchid mycorrhizal symbionts (mainly belonging to genus Ceratobasidium D.P. Rogers) and a collection of saprotrophic ...

  17. Manejo de Pythium sp. y Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn en bancos de enraizamiento de Gypsophila paniculata L. Management of Pythium sp. and Rhizoctonía solaní kuhn in rooting benches of Gypsophíla paniculata L.

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    Garcés de Granada Emira

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    En este trabajo, se evaluó el efecto que sobre los patógenos Pythium sp. Y Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn., tienen los aislamientos de Trichoderma harzianum (T 17 y T 13 y Trichoderma sp. (T18, lo mismo que tratamientos químicos aplicados en bancos de enraizamiento de Gypsophila paniculata L., con altos índices de contaminación. Para evaluar el control de la pudrición del cuello de la raíz de Gypsophila paniculata L., se realizaron observaciones semanales en las cuales se tuvieron en cuenta los porcentajes de esquejes sanos, de esquejes muertos y de esquejes en los cuales se desarrollaban raíces. Los resultados muestran que es más efectivo el control de la pudrición con la aplicación semanal de fungicidas. Sin embargo, se recomienda el empleo de cepas de Trichoderma sp., pero aplicadas con una frecuencia, por lo menos igual, a la empleada con los fungicidas, ya que se observa su efecto inmediato, pero no permanente y, además, porque parecen influir sobre el desarrollo de las plantas.

  18. Rhizoctonia seed, seedling, and wet root rot

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    Wet root rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn can cause seed and seedling rot of both lentil and chickpea as well as many other agricultural crops worldwide. The pathogen is favored in cool, sandy soil with high organic matter under no-till or reduced-till soil management practices. Survival spor...

  19. Differentiation of Rhizoctonia spp. Based on their antigenic properties

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    Vico Ivana M.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Antigenic properties and serological relationship was investigated in binucleate and multinucleate Rhizoctonia spp. isolates from strawberries soybean, alfalfa and potato plants from Serbia, from Spain, anastomosis group testers and in strawberry roots inoculated with binucleate Rhizoctonia AG A and AG I. Two polyclonal antisera, unabsorbed and cross absorbed, were used in dot-immunobinding assay for these investigations. Antisera were produced against mycelial antigens of two isolates, which belong to different anastomosis groups (AG of binucleate Rhizoctonia - AG A and AG I. Both unabsorbed antisera reacted positively with all tested Rhizoctonia spp. isolates, and the reaction was absent with control isolates (Pythium sp. Agaricus sp. and Fusarium sp. The results prove a close serological relationship among Rhizoctonia spp. isolates, and diversity between Rhizoctonia spp. and isolates from different taxonomic groups. Also, both unabsorbed antisera reacted with higher intensity with closely related antigens (belonging to the same AG than with ones from another AG of binucleate Rhizoctonia or R. solani (multinucleate Rhizoctonia. After cross absorption specificity of the antisera was enhanced, especially with the antiserum raised against mycelial proteins of binucleate Rhizoctonia AG I. This antiserum reacted positively only with antigens from the same AG, after cross absorption with antigens from AG A of binucleate Rhizoctonia and from R. solani AG 2-2. It proved to be specific to AG I of binucleate Rhizoctonia, and able to differentiate isolates of this AG from others. In this way the serological homology among isolates of one AG was proven, and also the diversity among isolates which belong to different AGs of binucleate Rhizoctonia as well as isolates of R. solani.

  20. Temperature, Moisture, and Fungicide Effects in Managing Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot of Sugar Beet

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    Rhizoctonia solani AG-2-2 is the causal agent of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot in sugar beet. To assess the capacity at which other anastomosis groups (AGs) are able to infect sugar beet, 15 AGs and subgroups were tested for pathogenicity on resistant (FC708 CMS) and susceptible (Monohikari) seedl...

  1. Influence of tillage systems on Rhizoctonia-bacterial root rot complex in sugar beet

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    The Rhizoctonia-bacterial root rot complex on sugarbeet caused by Rhizoctonia solani and Leuconostoc mesenteroides can cause significant yield losses. To investigate the impact of different tillage systems on this complex, field studies were conducted from 2009 to 2011. Split blocks with conventio...

  2. Rhizoctonia root rot resistance in experimental sugar beet cultivars in Twin Falls County, ID, 2012

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    Rhizoctonia root rot continues to be a concerning problem in sugar beet production areas. To investigate resistance to this disease in 26 experimental sugar beet cultivars, field studies were conducted with three Rhizoctonia solani AG-2-2 IIIB strains. Based on means for the 26 cultivars, surface ...

  3. RHIZOCTONIA ROOT ROT RISISTANCE OF BETA PIS FROM THE USDA-ARS NPGS, 2001

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    Thirty Plant Introductions (PIs) from the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System were evaluated for resistance to Rhizoctonia root rot. Materials were planted at the Crops Research Lab-Fort Collins Research Farm in CO and inoculated with dry, ground, barley-grain inoculum of Rhizoctonia solani i...

  4. A New Disease of Gladiolus Caused by Binucleate Rhizoctonia sp.

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    Mohammad Javad Soleimani

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Fungi with Rhizoctonia-like mycelia were isolated from root and stem of Gladiolus (Gladiolus hybrida L. grown in commercial glasshouse in Mahallat, Iran, during the summer and fall of 2003. Isolated fungi were identified as either binucleate or multi nucleate Rhizoctonia sp. On the basis of hyphal characteristics and nuclear number, twenty three isolates of Rhizoctonia sp. were obtained from infected corms and stems. Of the 23 isolate, 9 had binucleate and 14 had multinucleate vegetative hyphal cells. Representative isolates of binucleate Rhizoctonia sp. were characterized for anastomosis, optimum temperature in vitro and virulence on Gladiolus. Isolates of binucleate Rhizoctonia failed to anastomose with tester isolates of Anastomosis Groups (AG-A throug-S (not including AG-J and AG-M. The optimum temperature range for growth rate of binucleate Rhizoctonia sp. was 24-28?C. Growth rate of binucleate Rhizoctonia sp. was more rapid than R. solani. Five isolates from each group caused severe corm rot and mortality of plant during rooting. Isolates of binucleate Rhizoctonia caused corm and stem rot and mortality only on 35-day-old plants. This is the first detailed report of corm and stem rot disease of Gladiolus caused by binucleate Rhizoctonia. Further field studies are needed on the ecology and pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia sp. to formulate steps for controlling corm and stem rot of Gladiolus.

  5. Interactions between cauliflower and Rhizoctonia anastomosis groups with different levels of aggressiveness

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    Höfte Monica; Pannecoucque Joke

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    Abstract Background The soil borne fungus Rhizoctonia is one of the most important plant pathogenic fungi, with a wide host range and worldwide distribution. In cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis), several anastomosis groups (AGs) including both multinucleate R. solani and binucleate Rhizoctonia species have been identified showing different levels of aggressiveness. The infection and colonization process of Rhizoctonia during pathogenic interactions is well described. In contrast, ...

  6. SUPPRESSION OF RHIZOCTONIA ROOT ROT BY STREPTOMYCES IN BRASSICA SEED MEAL-AMENDED

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    Amendment of soil with 0.5% Brassica napus (rape)seed (RSM) confers systemic protection against Rhizoctonia solani AG-5 root infection of apple seedlings. The development a R. solani-suppressive state in soil amended with low-glucosinolate B. napus var. Athena RSM was prevented by steam pasteurizat...

  7. Rhizoctonia seedling damping-off in sugar beet in Michigan

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    Rhizoctonia solani is an important seedling pathogen of sugar beet, causing damping-off following seedling emergence. Anastomosis group (AG)-4 has been the primary seedling pathogen reported on sugar beet, however, recent screening has found high incidence of infection by AG-2-2. Isolations of R. so...

  8. The role of bacterial communities in the natural suppression of Rhizoctonia bare patch of wheat Triticum aestivum L

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    Rhizoctonia bare patch and root rot of wheat, caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-8, develops as distinct patches of stunted plants, and limits the yield of direct-seeded wheat in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) of the United States. At a long-term wheat cropping systems study site near Ritzville, WA, conve...

  9. Screening of a dry bean Andean diversity panel for potential sources of resistance to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot

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    Rhizoctonia crown and root rot (RCRR), caused by Rhizoctonia solani, is a major problem in most sugar beet production areas and can cause substantial losses in both yield and quality. Over the last decade, it has become the most prevalent root disease of sugar beet in Michigan and several other regi...

  10. Genetic diversity and virulence of Rhizoctonia species associated with plantings of Lotus corniculatus.

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    Emery, Keith M; Beuselinck, Paul R; English, James T

    2003-02-01

    Species of Rhizoctonia cause a blight of Lotus corniculatus, a perennial forage legume. We characterized genetic variation and virulence in populations of R. solani and binucleate Rhizoctonia's associated with diseased L. corniculatus in field plantings over several years. Isolates of anastomosis groups AG-1 and AG-4 accounted for the R. solani recovered from diseased leaf and shoot tissues. Isolates of binucleate Rhizoctonia were recovered predominantly from soil and associated plant debris. Isolates of R. solani were more virulent on leaves and shoots of L. corniculatus than were binucleate Rhizoctonia isolates. Numerous unique DNA restriction patterns were observed among binucleate isolates and anastomosis groups of R. solani. Variation in restriction patterns was greater among isolates of AG-1 from the lower plant canopy than from the upper canopy. No restriction pattern was shared by any isolate from AG-1 and AG-4. Allelic and genotypic heterogeneity of AG-1 isolates were also greater in the lower plant canopy. Binucleate isolates exhibited greater heterogeneity than AG-1 isolates from either canopy region. L. corniculatus offers significant opportunities for investigating temporal and spatial dynamics of genetic structure of Rhizoctonia populations in perennial plant systems. PMID:12747329

  11. Identification and Pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia spp. Isolated from Apple Roots and Orchard Soils.

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    Mazzola, M

    1997-06-01

    ABSTRACT Rhizoctonia spp. were isolated from the roots of apple trees and associated soil collected in orchards located near Moxee, Quincy, East Wenatchee, and Wenatchee, WA. The anastomosis groups (AGs) of Rhizoctonia spp. isolated from apple were determined by hyphal anastomosis with tester strains on 2% water agar and, where warranted, sequence analysis of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer region and restriction analysis of an amplified fragment from the 28S ribosomal RNA gene were used to corroborate these identifications. The dominant AG of R. solani isolated from the Moxee and East Wenatchee orchards were AG 5 and AG 6, respectively. Binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. were recovered from apple roots at three of four orchards surveyed and included isolates of AG-A, -G, -I, -J, and -Q. In artificial inoculations, isolates of R. solani AG 5 and AG 6 caused extensive root rot and death of 2- to 20-week-old apple transplants, providing evidence that isolates of R. solani AG 6 can be highly virulent and do not merely exist as saprophytes. The effect of binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. on growth of apple seedlings was isolate-dependent and ranged from growth enhancement to severe root rot. R. solani AG 5 and AG 6 were isolated from stunted trees, but not healthy trees, in an orchard near Moxee, WA, that exhibited severe symptoms of apple replant disease, suggesting that R. solani may have a role in this disease complex. PMID:18945073

  12. Rhizoctonia disease of tulip: characterization and dynamics of the pathogens.

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    Schneider, J.H.M.

    1998-01-01

    Rhizoctonia disease causes severe losses during the production cycle of tulip. The complex nature of the disease requires a precise characterization of the causal pathogens. Typical bare patches are caused by R. solani AG 2-t. Bulb rot symptoms are, apart from AG 2-t isolates, caused by R. solani AG 5. AG 4 isolates seem of little importance in field-grown tulips.Anastomosis behaviour showed AG 2-t to be a homogeneous group, closely related to the heterogeneous group of AG 2-1 isolates. Pecti...

  13. Análise de proteínas e isoenzimas de isolados de Rhizoctonia spp. patogênicos a Eucalyptus Protein and isozyme analysis of isolates of Rhizoctonia spp. pathogenic to Eucalyptus

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    SILVALDO F. SILVEIRA

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se caracterizar isolados de Rhizoctonia solani AG1 e AG4 e isolados binucleados de Rhizoctonia spp. patogênicos a Eucalyptus, por meio de eletroforese de proteínas, em gel de poliacrilamida, e de isoenzimas (ACP, 6-PGDH, LAP, SOD, MDH e IDH, em gel de amido. Para comparação, incluíram-se alguns isolados brasileiros de outros hospedeiros e isolados-padrões de R. solani AG1, procedentes do Japão. Observaram-se diferenças nos padrões gerais de proteínas e nos fenótipos isoenzimáticos entre isolados binucleados e multinucleados e entre isolados de diferentes grupos e subgrupos de anastomose. Isolados de R. solani AG1, procedentes do Brasil e Japão, apresentaram baixa similaridade nos padrões de proteínas e de isoenzimas. Isolados brasileiros morfologicamente semelhantes a R. solani AG1-IB (microesclerodiais apresentaram padrões de proteínas similares e um maior número de fenótipos isoenzimáticos idênticos entre si. Esta tendência foi independente do hospedeiro e da origem geográfica. Variações nos padrões de proteínas e de isoenzimas foram também observadas dentre isolados brasileiros de R. solani AG4. Discute-se o uso da eletroforese de proteínas e isoenzimas na caracterização de isolados de Rhizoctonia spp. e em estudos genéticos e filogenéticos de fungos deste gênero.Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani (anastomosis groups AG1 and AG4 and binucleate isolates of other unidentified species, all pathogenic to Eucalyptus in Brazil, were characterized by protein and isozyme (ACP, 6-PGDH, LAP, SOD, MDH e IDH analysis. Japanese strains of R. solani AG1 and other Brazilian isolates from others hosts were also included for comparison. Differences in protein patterns and isozyme phenotypes were observed between binucleate and multinucleate isolates, and among isolates of different anastomosis groups and subgroups. The protein patterns and isozyme phenotypes of Japanese isolates of R. solani AG1 differed from those of Brazilian isolates of the same anastomosis groups and the same morphological subgroups. Some Brazilian isolates morphologically similar to R. solani AG1-IB presented high similarity in protein patterns and isozyme phenotypes. This similarity was independent of the host plant and geographical origin. Polymorphisms in protein and isozyme patterns were also observed within the Brazilian R. solani AG4 group. We discuss the usefulness of protein and isozyme analyses for characterization of Rhizoctonia spp. isolates and for genetic and phylogenetic studies of fungi of this genus.

  14. Análise de proteínas e isoenzimas de isolados de Rhizoctonia spp. patogênicos a Eucalyptus / Protein and isozyme analysis of isolates of Rhizoctonia spp. pathogenic to Eucalyptus

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    SILVALDO F., SILVEIRA; ACELINO C., ALFENAS.

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se caracterizar isolados de Rhizoctonia solani AG1 e AG4 e isolados binucleados de Rhizoctonia spp. patogênicos a Eucalyptus, por meio de eletroforese de proteínas, em gel de poliacrilamida, e de isoenzimas (ACP, 6-PGDH, LAP, SOD, MDH e IDH), em gel de amido. Para comparação, incluíram-se [...] alguns isolados brasileiros de outros hospedeiros e isolados-padrões de R. solani AG1, procedentes do Japão. Observaram-se diferenças nos padrões gerais de proteínas e nos fenótipos isoenzimáticos entre isolados binucleados e multinucleados e entre isolados de diferentes grupos e subgrupos de anastomose. Isolados de R. solani AG1, procedentes do Brasil e Japão, apresentaram baixa similaridade nos padrões de proteínas e de isoenzimas. Isolados brasileiros morfologicamente semelhantes a R. solani AG1-IB (microesclerodiais) apresentaram padrões de proteínas similares e um maior número de fenótipos isoenzimáticos idênticos entre si. Esta tendência foi independente do hospedeiro e da origem geográfica. Variações nos padrões de proteínas e de isoenzimas foram também observadas dentre isolados brasileiros de R. solani AG4. Discute-se o uso da eletroforese de proteínas e isoenzimas na caracterização de isolados de Rhizoctonia spp. e em estudos genéticos e filogenéticos de fungos deste gênero. Abstract in english Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani (anastomosis groups AG1 and AG4) and binucleate isolates of other unidentified species, all pathogenic to Eucalyptus in Brazil, were characterized by protein and isozyme (ACP, 6-PGDH, LAP, SOD, MDH e IDH) analysis. Japanese strains of R. solani AG1 and other Brazilian [...] isolates from others hosts were also included for comparison. Differences in protein patterns and isozyme phenotypes were observed between binucleate and multinucleate isolates, and among isolates of different anastomosis groups and subgroups. The protein patterns and isozyme phenotypes of Japanese isolates of R. solani AG1 differed from those of Brazilian isolates of the same anastomosis groups and the same morphological subgroups. Some Brazilian isolates morphologically similar to R. solani AG1-IB presented high similarity in protein patterns and isozyme phenotypes. This similarity was independent of the host plant and geographical origin. Polymorphisms in protein and isozyme patterns were also observed within the Brazilian R. solani AG4 group. We discuss the usefulness of protein and isozyme analyses for characterization of Rhizoctonia spp. isolates and for genetic and phylogenetic studies of fungi of this genus.

  15. Cropping Systems and Cultural Practices Determine the Rhizoctonia Anastomosis Groups Associated with Brassica spp. in Vietnam

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    Ninety seven Rhizoctonia isolates were collected from different Brassica species with typical Rhizoctonia symptoms in different provinces of Vietnam. The isolates were identified using staining of nuclei and sequencing of the rDNA-ITS barcoding gene. The majority of the isolates were multinucleate R. solani and four isolates were binucleate Rhizoctonia belonging to anastomosis groups (AGs) AG-A and a new subgroup of A-F that we introduce here as AG-Fc on the basis of differences in rDNA-ITS s...

  16. Determination of the Anastomosis Grouping and Virulence of Rhizoctonia spp. Associated with Potato Tubers Grown in Lincoln, New Zealand

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    Reza Farrokhi-Nejad; Matthew G. Cromey; S. Ali Moosawi-Jorf

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    A total of 58 isolates of Rhizoctonia spp. (46 R. solani and 12 binucleate Rhizoctonia) were recovered from potato tubers showing black scurf disease symptom during the 2004 growing season in Lincoln, New Zealand. The isolates were assigned to 5 Anastomosis Groups (AG) of R. solani AG-3 (54.34%), AG-5 (28.26%), AG-8 (8.69%), AG-4 (6.52%) and AG-2-2 IIIB (2.17%) and six anastomosis groups of binucleate Rhizoctonia, AG-K (25%), AG-Bi (25%), AG-Ba (8.33%), AG-C (8.33%), AG-D (8.33%) and AG-E (8....

  17. Characterisation of bi- and polynucleate antagonistic Rhizoctonia strains

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    VALENTINO, Danila; TAMIETTI, Giacomo; Cardinale, Francesca; FERRARIS, Lucia

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    Two isolates of Rhizoctonia, R2 binucleate and R3 polynucleate, effective against R. solani on radish were investigated for their mode of action. Tomato seedlings were grown in soil colonised with R2, R3, a non-pathogenic suppressive Fusarium oxysporum strain, as standard, or in steamed soil. Plant leaves were challenge inoculated with Botrytis cinerea. Laminarinase and chitinase activity was determined in leaves before and after inoculation with B. cinerea. Microscopic obse...

  18. Influence of weed species and time of glyphosate application on Rhizoctonia root rot of barley

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    Rhizoctonia solani AG-8 causes root disease in wheat, barley, canola and other small grains in the dryland inland Pacific Northwest. The pathogen survives between crops on roots of volunteers and grassy weeds. Destroying this green bridge with herbicides such as glyphosate is a common tactic to cont...

  19. SUPPRESSION OF RHIZOCTONIA DISEASE OF POTATO BY BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AND A RYEGRASS ROTATION

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    Rhizoctonia solani is an important fungal pathogen of potato capable of reducing tuber yield and quality. Integrated, sustainable control options, including effective crop rotations and biocontrol, are needed to reduce pathogen losses. The use of ryegrass as a rotation crop was compared with barle...

  20. Infection cushion formation by Rhizoctonia spp. on peanut and wheat root systems

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    The formation of infection cushions by Rhizoctonia solani (isolate G-24) and R. cerealis (isolate Fellers) was examined on cellophane membranes in response to stimulation by roots of peanut (Okrun, Tamspan 90, Southwest runner and Line 209) and hard red winter wheat (Jagger, 2137, and 2174). Root s...

  1. Comparison of bacterial communities from inside and outside of Rhizoctonia bare patches in wheat

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    Rhizoctonia solani AG-8 causes distinct patches of stunted wheat in the field. Bacterial communities from bulk soil and rhizospheres of wheat were analyzed with pyrosequencing. Replicated samples were taken from inside and outside of patches; and from patches that had recovered the previous 1–2 year...

  2. Control of Rhizoctonia stem and stolon canker of potato by harvest methods and enhancing mycophagous soil mesofauna.

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    Lootsma, M.

    1997-01-01

    Rhizoctonia solani (AG-3) is a soil-borne plant pathogen that causes canker on potato stems an, stolons, resulting in a reduced quantity and quality of the tuber yield. Two approaches for non. chemical control of stem and stolon canker in potato, caused by soil-borne inoculum, were investigated.Two field experiments were conducted to investigate whether harvest methods of potato affect soil infestation with R. solani. Soil infestation was estimated on the basis of stem infections of potato in...

  3. Determination of the Anastomosis Grouping and Virulence of Rhizoctonia spp. Associated with Potato Tubers Grown in Lincoln, New Zealand

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    Reza Farrokhi-Nejad

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A total of 58 isolates of Rhizoctonia spp. (46 R. solani and 12 binucleate Rhizoctonia were recovered from potato tubers showing black scurf disease symptom during the 2004 growing season in Lincoln, New Zealand. The isolates were assigned to 5 Anastomosis Groups (AG of R. solani AG-3 (54.34%, AG-5 (28.26%, AG-8 (8.69%, AG-4 (6.52% and AG-2-2 IIIB (2.17% and six anastomosis groups of binucleate Rhizoctonia, AG-K (25%, AG-Bi (25%, AG-Ba (8.33%, AG-C (8.33%, AG-D (8.33% and AG-E (8.33%. Two isolates of BNR did not anastomose with any of the tester strains and remain unidentified. In pathogenicity tests that were carried out on radish, carrot, lettuce, onion, tomato and hemp, it was found that all the isolates of both R. solani and binucleate Rhizoctonia to be virulent at varying degrees to these 6 plants species from different families. In these tests, isolates of AG-3 and AG-8 from R. solani population caused the highest and lowest disease severity on all 6 plant species, respectively. In population of binucleate Rhizoctonia, on the other hand, the highest and lowest disease severities were caused by the isolates of AG-D and AG-Ba on all test plants, respectively. When the results of the pathogenicity tests were examined in terms of the susceptibility levels of the plants, the most resistant plant was tomato against different AGs of R. solani and BNR. On the other hand, radish was the most susceptible plant species tested in this study against both R. solani and BNR isolates.

  4. Determination of the anastomosis grouping and virulence of Rhizoctonia spp. associated with potato tubers grown in Lincoln, New Zealand.

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    Farrokhi-Nejad, Reza; Cromey, Matthew G; Moosawi-Jorf, S Ali

    2007-11-01

    A total of 58 isolates of Rhizoctonia spp. (46 R. solani and 12 binucleate Rhizoctonia) were recovered from potato tubers showing black scurf disease symptom during the 2004 growing season in Lincoln, New Zealand. The isolates were assigned to 5 Anastomosis Groups (AG) ofR. solani AG-3 (54.34%), AG-5 (28.26%), AG-8 (8.69%), AG-4 (6.52%) and AG-2-2 IIIB (2.17%) and six anastomosis groups ofbinucleate Rhizoctonia, AG-K (25%), AG-Bi (25%), AG-Ba (8.33%), AG-C (8.33%), AG-D (8.33%) and AG-E (8.33%). Two isolates of BNR did not anastomose with any of the tester strains and remain unidentified. In pathogenicity tests that were carried out on radish, carrot, lettuce, onion, tomato and hemp, it was found that all the isolates of both R. solani and binucleate Rhizoctonia to be virulent at varying degrees to these 6 plants species from different families. In these tests, isolates of AG-3 and AG-8 from R. solani population caused the highest and lowest disease severity on all 6 plant species, respectively. In population of binucleate Rhizoctonia, on the other hand, the highest and lowest disease severities were caused by the isolates of AG-D and AG-Ba on all test plants, respectively. When the results of the pathogenicity tests were examined in terms of the susceptibility levels of the plants, the most resistant plant was tomato against different AGs of R. solani and BNR. On the other hand, radish was the most susceptible plant species tested in this study against both R. solani and BNR isolates. PMID:19090231

  5. Interactions between cauliflower and Rhizoctonia anastomosis groups with different levels of aggressiveness

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    Höfte Monica

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The soil borne fungus Rhizoctonia is one of the most important plant pathogenic fungi, with a wide host range and worldwide distribution. In cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, several anastomosis groups (AGs including both multinucleate R. solani and binucleate Rhizoctonia species have been identified showing different levels of aggressiveness. The infection and colonization process of Rhizoctonia during pathogenic interactions is well described. In contrast, insights into processes during interactions with weak aggressive or non-pathogenic isolates are limited. In this study the interaction of cauliflower with seven R. solani AGs and one binucleate Rhizoctonia AG differing in aggressiveness, was compared. Using microscopic and histopathological techniques, the early steps of the infection process, the colonization process and several host responses were studied. Results For aggressive Rhizoctonia AGs (R. solani AG 1-1B, AG 1-1C, AG 2-1, AG 2-2 IIIb and AG 4 HGII, a higher developmental rate was detected for several steps of the infection process, including directed growth along anticlinal cell walls and formation of T-shaped branches, infection cushion formation and stomatal penetration. Weak or non-aggressive AGs (R. solani AG 5, AG 3 and binucleate Rhizoctonia AG K required more time, notwithstanding all AGs were able to penetrate cauliflower hypocotyls. Histopathological observations indicated that Rhizoctonia AGs provoked differential host responses and pectin degradation. We demonstrated the pronounced deposition of phenolic compounds and callose against weak and non-aggressive AGs which resulted in a delay or complete block of the host colonization. Degradation of pectic compounds was observed for all pathogenic AGs, except for AG 2-2 IIIb. Ranking the AGs based on infection rate, level of induced host responses and pectin degradation revealed a strong correlation with the disease severity caused by the AGs. Conclusion The differences in aggressiveness towards cauliflower observed among Rhizoctonia AGs correlated with the infection rate, induction of host defence responses and pectin breakdown. All Rhizoctonia AGs studied penetrated the plant tissue, indicating all constitutive barriers of cauliflower were defeated and differences in aggressiveness were caused by inducible defence responses, including cell wall fortifications with phenolic compounds and callose.

  6. Some characteristic of Rhizoctonia spp. in sharp eyespot of wheat

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    Helena Furga?-W?grzycka

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Isolates of Rhizttctonia sp. with multinucleate and binucleate cells were obtained from sharp eyespot lesions on wheat culms in Olsztyn region. (NE Poland. These isolates were compared to isolates of AG-4 and GAG-1 testers with reference to cultural morphology of colony, growth rate, hyphal anastomosis and pathogenicity to wheat seedlings. The wheat binucleate isolates were similar in morphology of colonies and anastomosed with the Ceratubasidium anastomosis group GAG-1 tester isolates of R. cerealis. Growth rates on PDA ranged from 9 to 11 mm/24h for wheat isolates and from l to 11 mm/24 h for tester isolates GAG-1 of R. cerealis. The wheat multinucleate isolates were similar in morphology of colonies and anastomosed with Rhizoctonia solani Kühn group AG-4 tester isolate. R. solani AG-4 isolates were morphologically distinct from the R. cerealis isolates. These isolates on PDA were dark and grow rapidly (20-30 mm diam./24 h/20°C and significantly contrasted with slowly growing white-creamy isolates of R. cerealis (GAG-1. Isolates of R. solani (AG-4 and R. cerealis (GAG-I developed sharp eyespot lesions on culms and white head symptoms typical of the disease. None of the wheat isolates of R. cerealis (GAG-I caused root-rot on wheat seedlings. In the present work the classification system of vegetative groups of Rhizoctonia spp. in present work is also discussed.

  7. DNA fingerprinting and anastomosis grouping reveal similar genetic diversity in Rhizoctonia species infecting turfgrasses in the transition zone of USA.

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    Amaradasa, B S; Horvath, B J; Lakshman, D K; Warnke, S E

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    Rhizoctonia blight is a common and serious disease of many turfgrass species. The most widespread causal agent, Thanatephorus cucumeris (anamorph: R. solani), consists of several genetically different subpopulations. In addition, Waitea circinata varieties zeae, oryzae and circinata (anamorph: Rhizoctonia spp.) also can cause the disease. Accurate identification of the causal pathogen is important for effective management of the disease. It is challenging to distinguish the specific causal pathogen based on disease symptoms or macroscopic and microscopic morphology. Traditional methods such as anastomosis reactions with tester isolates are time consuming and sometimes difficult to interpret. In the present study universally primed PCR (UP-PCR) fingerprinting was used to assess genetic diversity of Rhizoctonia spp. infecting turfgrasses. Eighty-four Rhizoctonia isolates were sampled from diseased turfgrass leaves from seven distinct geographic areas in Virginia and Maryland. Rhizoctonia isolates were characterized by ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer (rDNA-ITS) region and UP-PCR. The isolates formed seven clusters based on ITS sequences analysis and unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean (UPGMA) clustering of UP-PCR markers, which corresponded well with anastomosis groups (AGs) of the isolates. Isolates of R. solani AG 1-IB (n = 18), AG 2-2IIIB (n = 30) and AG 5 (n = 1) clustered separately. Waitea circinata var. zeae (n = 9) and var. circinata (n = 4) grouped separately. A cluster of six isolates of Waitea (UWC) did not fall into any known Waitea variety. The binucleate Rhizoctonia-like fungi (BNR) (n = 16) clustered into two groups. Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-2IIIB was the most dominant pathogen in this study, followed by AG 1-IB. There was no relationship between the geographic origin of the isolates and clustering of isolates based on the genetic associations. To our knowledge this is the first time UP-PCR was used to characterize Rhizoctonia, Waitea and Ceratobasidium isolates to their infra-species level. PMID:23709576

  8. Carbon source-dependent efficacy of anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) in suppression of Rhizoctonia root rot of apple

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    Rhizoctonia solani AG-5 is a significant component of the pathogen complex that incites apple replant disease (ARD). A non-fumigant alternative, such as ASD, is highly desired for control of ARD. We examined the influence of carbon input as a determinant of ASD efficacy in the supression of apple ...

  9. O papel de Rhizoctonia spp. binucleadas na indução de resistência a mela da soja / The role of binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. inducing resistance to the soybean foliar blight

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    Marco Antonio, Basseto; Walter Veriano, Valério Filho; Elaine Costa, Souza; Paulo Cezar, Ceresini.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O papel de Rhizoctonia spp. binucleadas (RBN), no biocontrole de doenças causadas por R. solani Kühn em várias culturas, tem sido relatado na literatura. No entanto, não há informação, no Brasil, sobre o potencial de RBN como agentes de biocontrole contra doenças causadas por Rhizoctonia na soja. A [...] hipótese testada foi de que isolados de RBN podem induzir resistência na soja contra a mela, causada por R. solani do grupo de anastomose (AG) 1 IA. Desta forma, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar isolados de RBN, obtidos de amendoim, feijão e soja quanto à capacidade de induzir resistência na soja contra a mela, em condições de casa de vegetação. Esta pesquisa evidencia a ação de RBN na indução de resistência em plantas de soja contra a mela. Entretanto, a manifestação e a efetividade do fenômeno de indução de resistência são dependentes da época de cultivo da soja. Abstract in english The role of non-pathogenic binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. (BNR) on the biocontrol of diseases caused by R. solani on many crops has been reported in the literature. However, in Brazil, there is no information about the potential of BNR as biocontrol agents against Rhizoctonia diseases on soybean. On th [...] is research we tested the hypothesis that BNR can induce resistance on soybean against the foliar blight caused by R. solani anastomosis group (AG) 1 IA. Thus, the objective of this research was to evaluate BNR isolates isolated from peanuts, snapbeans and soybean according to their ability for inducing resistance on soybean against the foliar blight disease, under greenhouse conditions. This research evidenced the role of BNR inducing resistance on soybeans against the foliar blight. However, both the occurrence and effectiveness of the phenomenon of induced resistance are dependent on the soybean cultivation season.

  10. O papel de Rhizoctonia spp. binucleadas na indução de resistência a mela da soja = The role of binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. inducing resistance to the soybean foliar blight

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    Marco Antonio Basseto

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O papel de Rhizoctonia spp. binucleadas (RBN, no biocontrole de doenças causadas por R. solani Kühn em várias culturas, tem sido relatado na literatura. No entanto, não há informação, no Brasil, sobre o potencial de RBN como agentes de biocontrole contradoenças causadas por Rhizoctonia na soja. A hipótese testada foi de que isolados de RBN podem induzir resistência na soja contra a mela, causada por R. solani do grupo de anastomose (AG 1 IA. Desta forma, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar isolados de RBN, obtidos de amendoim, feijão e soja quanto à capacidade de induzir resistência na soja contra a mela, em condições de casa de vegetação. Esta pesquisa evidencia a ação de RBN na indução de resistência em plantas de soja contra a mela. Entretanto, a manifestação e a efetividade do fenômeno de indução de resistência são dependentes da época de cultivo da soja.The role of non-pathogenic binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. (BNR onthe biocontrol of diseases caused by R. solani on many crops has been reported in the literature. However, in Brazil, there is no information about the potential of BNR as biocontrol agents against Rhizoctonia diseases on soybean. On this research we tested thehypothesis that BNR can induce resistance on soybean against the foliar blight caused by R. solani anastomosis group (AG 1 IA. Thus, the objective of this research was to evaluate BNR isolates isolated from peanuts, snapbeans and soybean according to their ability forinducing resistance on soybean against the foliar blight disease, under greenhouse conditions. This research evidenced the role of BNR inducing resistance on soybeans against the foliar blight. However, both the occurrence and effectiveness of the phenomenon of induced resistance are dependent on the soybean cultivation season.

  11. Heterokaryon formation in Thanatephorus cucumeris (Rhizoctonia solani) AG-1 IC.

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    Qu, Ping; Yamashita, Koji; Toda, Takeshi; Priyatmojo, Achmadi; Kubota, Mayumi; Hyakumachi, Mitsuro

    2008-09-01

    Approximately 50 single-basidiospore isolates (SBIs) obtained from each of 16 field isolates of Thanatephorus cucumeris AG-1 IC were examined for heterokaryon formation. All SBIs obtained from each field isolate were divided into two mating groups (SBIs-M1 and SBIs-M2), and tufts of mycelia were formed in the contact zone between colonies of paired SBIs-M1 and -M2 based on 0.5 % charcoal agar medium. Tufts were produced from all possible pairing between SBIs from non-parental field isolates. Hyphal anastomosis reactions indicated no cell death and random cell death at the contact cell, and was not related to tuft formation. AFLP phenotypes of SBIs from each field isolate were not identical to each other and were different from their parental field isolate. AFLP phenotypes of the tuft isolates formed from SBIs-M1 and SBIs-M2 from each field isolate were heterokaryotic. Moreover, several SBIs also formed tufts with their parental and non-parental field isolates. AFLP phenotypes of these tuft isolates suggested that they were all heterokaryotic. Results of these experiments suggest that T. cucumeris AG-1 IC is heterothallic and bipolar, and that genetic exchange can occur between homokaryotic and heterokaryotic isolates (Buller phenomenon). PMID:18692371

  12. Use of multispectral radiometry for assessment of rhizoctonia blight in creeping bentgrass.

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    Raikes, C; Burpee, L L

    1998-05-01

    ABSTRACT The ability to identify diseases early and quantify severity accurately is crucial in plant disease assessment and management. This study was conducted to assess changes in the spectral reflectance of sunlight from plots of creeping bentgrass during infection by Rhizoctonia solani, the cause of Rhizoctonia blight, and to evaluate multispectral radiometry as a tool to quantify Rhizoctonia blight severity. After inoculation of 6-year-old creeping bentgrass turf with R. solani anastomosis group 2-2, reflectance of sunlight from the foliar canopy was measured at light wavelengths of 460 nm (blue) to 810 nm (near infrared [NIR]), at 50-nm intervals. Visual estimates of disease severity and percentage of canopy reflectance were made daily throughout each of three epidemics of Rhizoctonia blight from the onset of visible symptoms until maximum disease severity was reached. In each experiment, linear regression analysis revealed a significant reduction in the percentage of NIR (760 and 810 nm) reflectance as disease severity increased. However, in the majority of analyses, regression models explained <50% of the variability between components. Multispectrum radiometry appears to function best when used to assess differences in disease severity at discrete points in time rather than over an entire epidemic. PMID:18944925

  13. Chitinase production by Bacillus subtilis ATCC 11774 and its effect on biocontrol of Rhizoctonia diseases of potato.

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    Saber, Wesam I A; Ghoneem, Khalid M; Al-Askar, Abdulaziz A; Rashad, Younes M; Ali, Abeer A; Rashad, Ehsan M

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    Stem canker and black scurf of potato, caused by Rhizoctonia solani, can be serious diseases causing an economically significant damage. Biocontrol activity of Bacillus subtilis ATCC 11774 against the Rhizoctonia diseases of potato was investigated in this study. Chitinase enzyme was optimally produced by B. subtilis under batch fermentation conditions similar to those of the potato-growing soil. The maximum chitinase was obtained at initial pH 8 and 30 °C. In vitro, the lytic action of the B. subtilis chitinase was detected releasing 355 ?g GlcNAc ml?¹ from the cell wall extract of R. solani and suggesting the presence of various chitinase enzymes in the bacterial filtrate. In dual culture test, the antagonistic behavior of B. subtilis resulted in the inhibition of the radial growth of R. solani by 48.1% after 4 days. Moreover, the extracted B. subtilis chitinase reduced the growth of R. solani by 42.3% when incorporated with the PDA plates. Under greenhouse conditions, application of a bacterial suspension of B. subtilis at 109 cell mL?¹ significantly reduced the disease incidence of stem canker and black scurf to 22.3 and 30%, respectively. In addition, it significantly improved some biochemical parameters, growth and tubers yield. Our findings indicate two points; firstly, B. subtilis possesses a good biocontrol activity against Rhizoctonia diseases of potato, secondly, the harmonization and suitability of the soil conditions to the growth and activity of B. subtilis guaranteed a high controlling capacity against the target pathogen. PMID:26616375

  14. Nonpathogenic Binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. and Benzothiadiazole Protect Cotton Seedlings Against Rhizoctonia Damping-Off and Alternaria Leaf Spot in Cotton.

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    Jabaji-Hare, Suha; Neate, Stephen M

    2005-09-01

    ABSTRACT Recent reports have shown induction of resistance to Rhizoctonia root rot using nonpathogenic strains of binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. (np-BNR). This study evaluates the biocontrol ability of several np-BNR isolates against root and foliar diseases of cotton in greenhouse trials, provides evidence for induced systemic resistance (ISR) as a mechanism in this biocontrol, and compares the disease control provided by np-BNR with that provided by the chemical inducer benzothiadiazole (BTH). Pretreatment of cotton seedlings with np-BNR isolates provided good protection against pre- and post-emergence damping-off caused by a virulent strain of Rhizoctonia solani (AG-4). Seedling stand of protected cotton was significantly higher (P < 0.05) than that of nonprotected seedlings. Several np-BNR isolates significantly reduced disease severity. The combination of BTH and np-BNR provided significant protection against seedling rot and leaf spot in cotton; however, the degree of disease reduction was comparable to that obtained with np-BNR treatment alone. Significant reduction in leaf spot symptoms caused by Alternaria macrospora occurred on cotyledons pretreated with np-BNR or sprayed with BTH, and the np- BNR-treated seedlings had significantly less leaf spot than BTH-treated seedlings. The results demonstrate that np-BNR isolates can protect cotton from infections caused by both root and leaf pathogens and that disease control was superior to that observed with a chemical inducer. PMID:18943300

  15. Interplay between orfamides, sessilins and phenazines in the control of Rhizoctonia diseases by Pseudomonas sp. CMR12a.

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    Olorunleke, Feyisara Eyiwumi; Hua, Gia Khuong Hoang; Kieu, Nam Phuong; Ma, Zongwang; Höfte, Monica

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    We investigated the role of phenazines and cyclic lipopeptides (CLPs) (orfamides and sessilins), antagonistic metabolites produced by Pseudomonas sp. CMR12a, in the biological control of damping-off disease on Chinese cabbage (Brassica chinensis) caused by Rhizoctonia solani?AG 2-1 and root rot disease on bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) caused by R. solani?AG 4-HGI. A Pseudomonas mutant that only produced phenazines suppressed damping-off disease on Chinese cabbage to the same extent as CMR12a, while its efficacy to reduce root rot on bean was strongly impaired. In both pathosystems, the phenazine mutant that produced both CLPs was equally effective, but mutants that produced only one CLP lost biocontrol activity. In vitro microscopic assays revealed that mutants that only produced sessilins or orfamides inhibited mycelial growth of R. solani when applied together, while they were ineffective on their own. Phenazine-1-carboxamide suppressed mycelial growth of R. solani?AG 2-1 but had no effect on AG 4-HGI. Orfamide B suppressed mycelial growth of both R. solani anastomosis groups in a dose-dependent way. Our results point to an additive interaction between both CLPs. Moreover, phenazines alone are sufficient to suppress Rhizoctonia disease on Chinese cabbage, while they need to work in tandem with the CLPs on bean. PMID:26085277

  16. Biological control of Rhizoctonia root rot on bean by phenazine- and cyclic lipopeptide-producing Pseudomonas CMR12a.

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    D'aes, Jolien; Hua, Gia Khuong Hoang; De Maeyer, Katrien; Pannecoucque, Joke; Forrez, Ilse; Ongena, Marc; Dietrich, Lars E P; Thomashow, Linda S; Mavrodi, Dmitri V; Höfte, Monica

    2011-08-01

    Pseudomonas CMR12a was previously selected as an efficient biocontrol strain producing phenazines and cyclic lipopeptides (CLPs). In this study, biocontrol capacity of Pseudomonas CMR12a against Rhizoctonia root rot of bean and the involvement of phenazines and CLPs in this ability were tested. Two different anastomosis groups (AGs) of Rhizoctonia solani, the intermediately aggressive AG 2-2 and the highly aggressive AG 4 HGI, were included in growth-chamber experiments with bean plants. The wild-type strain CMR12a dramatically reduced disease severity caused by both R. solani AGs. A CLP-deficient and a phenazine-deficient mutant of CMR12a still protected bean plants, albeit to a lesser extent compared with the wild type. Two mutants deficient in both phenazine and CLP production completely lost their biocontrol activity. Disease-suppressive capacity of CMR12a decreased after washing bacteria before application to soil and thereby removing metabolites produced during growth on plate. In addition, microscopic observations revealed pronounced branching of hyphal tips of both R. solani AGs in the presence of CMR12a. More branched and denser mycelium was also observed for the phenazine-deficient mutant; however, neither the CLP-deficient mutant nor the mutants deficient in both CLPs and phenazines influenced hyphal growth. Together, results demonstrate the involvement of phenazines and CLPs during Pseudomonas CMR12a-mediated biocontrol of Rhizoctonia root rot of bean. PMID:21405991

  17. Método fácil y confiable para teñir núcleos en hongos del complejo Rhizoctonia / Easy and reliable method for nuclei staining of Rhizoctonia complex fungi

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    Luis, Cedeño.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En el complejo Rhizoctonia la morfología hifal y configuración del septo permiten diferenciar los géneros, mientras que las especies pueden ser distinguidas por la condición nuclear y el grosor de hifas “guías” ó la morfometría del teleomorfo. Para caracterizar las especies en uni, bi y multinuclead [...] as se han desarrollado varios métodos de tinción nuclear con acridina naranja, azules de anilina y tripano, diamina fenil indol (DAPI), giemsa, hematoxilina, orceina y safranina O. Algunos de esos procedimientos son rápidos, pero otros requieren técnicas especiales (fluorescencia) o consumen mucho tiempo y limitan la cantidad de muestras a procesar. Un nuevo método fue desarrollado durante análisis de anastomosis (AGs) en aislamientos de R. solani que atacan la papa cultivada en Mérida, Venezuela. El procedimiento es rápido, fácil, confiable y permite la manipulación simultánea de un número considerable de especimenes, y tanto el núcleo como el nucléolo conservan su integridad. El método fue probado exitosamente en 10 patrones de AGs de R. solani, y permitió separar 173 cepas multinucleadas y 3 binucleadas, todas del género Rhizoctonia. El método fue efectivo utilizando sustrato de agua-agar 2,4 % más PDA 0,39 %, en cultivos de 18 a 48 h fijado con formaldehído 4 % y coloreado con fucsina ácida 0,025 en ácido láctico 50 %. Abstract in english Hyphal morphology and septal structure configuration of the fungi included in Rhizoctonia complex allows for differentiation of genus, while species may be distinguished by nuclear condition and thickness of the runner hyphae, or teleomorph morphometry. For characterization of species in uni, bi, an [...] d multinucleate diverse methods of staining have been developed using acridine orange, aniline and trypan blue, diamine phenyl indole (DAPI), giemsa, hematoxiline, orcein and saphranin O. Some of these procedures are quick to perform, while others require special techniques (fluorescence) or are time consuming, which impose a limit on the number of samples that can be processed at a time. A new method of nuclei staining was developed during the analysis of anastomosis groups (AGs) of R. solani strains isolated from potato plants cultivated in Mérida, Venezuela. The procedure is quick, easy, and reliable, and allows for simultaneous manipulation of a significant number of samples, and both nucleus and nucleolus maintain their integrity. The method was successfully assayed in 10 different AGs testers of R. solani, and allowed separation of 173 multinucleate and 3 binucleate Rhizoctonia strains. Method effectiveness depends upon growth medium (water agar 2.4 % plus PDA 0.39 %), culture age (18-48 h), fixing agent (formaldehyde 4 %), and stain (fuchsin acid 0.025 % in lactic acid 50 %).

  18. Método fácil y confiable para teñir núcleos en hongos del complejo Rhizoctonia Easy and reliable method for nuclei staining of Rhizoctonia complex fungi

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    Luis Cedeño

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En el complejo Rhizoctonia la morfología hifal y configuración del septo permiten diferenciar los géneros, mientras que las especies pueden ser distinguidas por la condición nuclear y el grosor de hifas “guías” ó la morfometría del teleomorfo. Para caracterizar las especies en uni, bi y multinucleadas se han desarrollado varios métodos de tinción nuclear con acridina naranja, azules de anilina y tripano, diamina fenil indol (DAPI, giemsa, hematoxilina, orceina y safranina O. Algunos de esos procedimientos son rápidos, pero otros requieren técnicas especiales (fluorescencia o consumen mucho tiempo y limitan la cantidad de muestras a procesar. Un nuevo método fue desarrollado durante análisis de anastomosis (AGs en aislamientos de R. solani que atacan la papa cultivada en Mérida, Venezuela. El procedimiento es rápido, fácil, confiable y permite la manipulación simultánea de un número considerable de especimenes, y tanto el núcleo como el nucléolo conservan su integridad. El método fue probado exitosamente en 10 patrones de AGs de R. solani, y permitió separar 173 cepas multinucleadas y 3 binucleadas, todas del género Rhizoctonia. El método fue efectivo utilizando sustrato de agua-agar 2,4 % más PDA 0,39 %, en cultivos de 18 a 48 h fijado con formaldehído 4 % y coloreado con fucsina ácida 0,025 en ácido láctico 50 %.Hyphal morphology and septal structure configuration of the fungi included in Rhizoctonia complex allows for differentiation of genus, while species may be distinguished by nuclear condition and thickness of the runner hyphae, or teleomorph morphometry. For characterization of species in uni, bi, and multinucleate diverse methods of staining have been developed using acridine orange, aniline and trypan blue, diamine phenyl indole (DAPI, giemsa, hematoxiline, orcein and saphranin O. Some of these procedures are quick to perform, while others require special techniques (fluorescence or are time consuming, which impose a limit on the number of samples that can be processed at a time. A new method of nuclei staining was developed during the analysis of anastomosis groups (AGs of R. solani strains isolated from potato plants cultivated in Mérida, Venezuela. The procedure is quick, easy, and reliable, and allows for simultaneous manipulation of a significant number of samples, and both nucleus and nucleolus maintain their integrity. The method was successfully assayed in 10 different AGs testers of R. solani, and allowed separation of 173 multinucleate and 3 binucleate Rhizoctonia strains. Method effectiveness depends upon growth medium (water agar 2.4 % plus PDA 0.39 %, culture age (18-48 h, fixing agent (formaldehyde 4 %, and stain (fuchsin acid 0.025 % in lactic acid 50 %.

  19. Caracterização de isolados de Rhizoctonia spp. e identificação de novos grupos de anastomose em jardim clonal de eucalipto Characterization of isolates of Rhizoctonia spp. and identification of new anastomosis groups in eucalyptus clonal nurseries

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    Eugenio Sanfuentes

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Espécies de Rhizoctonia causam queima foliar em brotações de jardim clonal e podridão de estacas durante o enraizamento, que podem limitar a clonagem do eucalipto, por estaquia. Diante da importância do patógeno para a cultura e da falta de estudos sobre a diversidade de isolados, esse trabalho objetivou caracterizar isolados e relatar novos grupos de anastomose de Rhizoctonia spp. em jardim clonal de eucalipto. Os isolados obtidos nas diferentes fases de propagação por estaquia foram caracterizados quanto ao número de núcleos nas células vegetativas, agrupados segundo as características morfológicas das colônias e identificados quanto aos grupos de anastomose, incluindo auxotrofia por tiamina. Avaliou-se, também, a virulência ao eucalipto e o efeito da temperatura no crescimento micelial dos isolados. Não se detectou correlação entre os agrupamentos morfológicos e reações de anastomose. Constatou-se, também, que a população de Rhizoctonia spp., nos solos de jardins clonais, é constituída por ampla gama de isolados, predominantemente binucleados, com diferentes graus de virulência a eucalipto. Os isolados binucleados e os multinucleados, tiveram a mesma tendência de crescimento em relação à temperatura, com ótimo para a taxa de crescimento entre 25-30 ºC. Observou-se, pela primeira vez, isolados de R. solani AG2-2 IIIB e os binucleados de Rhizoctonia spp., AG-P e AG-O, como agentes etiológicos da podridão de estacas em casa de vegetação, e os isolados binucleados AG-A e AG-L em solo de jardim clonal de eucalipto.Rhizoctonia spp. cause shoot and leaf blight of eucalyptus in clonal hedges as well as cuttings. Despite the importance of Rhizoctonia spp. to eucalyptus, little is known about their diversity. Thus, we characterized isolates and report new anastomosis groups in a eucalyptus clonal hedge. Isolates obtained at different stages of cutting propagation were characterized according to the number of nuclei in vegetative cells, grouped by morphological characteristics of the colony, anastomosis group, and thiamine auxotrophism. The isolates were also evaluated for virulence on eucalyptus and effect of temperature on their mycelial growth. No correlation between morphological grouping and anastomosis reaction was detected. A wide range of isolates, predominantly binucleate, forms the population of Rhizoctonia spp. present in the soil of clonal hedges, which differed in virulence to eucalyptus. Binucleate and multinucleate isolates had similar growth features at different temperatures, with an optimum growth rate between 25-30 ºC. Isolates of R. solani AG2-2 IIIB and binucleate isolates of Rhizoctonia spp., AG-P and AG-O, as agents of cutting rot, and binucleate isolates AG-A and AG-L in the soil of eucalyptus clonal hedge are reported for the first time.

  20. Identification, molecular characterization, and evolution of group I introns at the expansion segment D11 of 28S rDNA in Rhizoctonia species.

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    González, Dolores

    2013-09-01

    The nuclear ribosomal DNA of Rhizoctonia species is polymorphic in terms of the nucleotide composition and length. Insertions of 349-410 nucleotides in length with characteristics of group I introns were detected at a single insertion point at the expansion segment D11 of 28S rDNA in 12 out of 64 isolates. Eleven corresponded to Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph: Thanatephorous) and one (AG-Q) to Rhizoctonia spp. (teleomorph: Ceratobasidium). Sequence data showed that all but AG-Q contained conserved DNA catalytic core regions (P, Q, R, and S) essential for selfsplicing. The predicted secondary structure revealed that base-paired helices corresponded to subgroup IC1. Isolates from same anastomosis group and even subgroups within R. solani were variable with regard to possession of introns. Phylogenetic analyses indicated that introns were vertically transmitted. Unfortunately, sequence data from the conserved region from all 64 isolates were not useful for delimiting species. Analyses with IC1 introns at same insertion point, of both Ascomycota and Basidiomycota indicated the possibility of horizontal transfer at this site. The present study uncovered new questions on evolutionary pattern of change of these introns within Rhizoctonia species. PMID:24012302

  1. Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum GR53, a potent biocontrol agent resists Rhizoctonia disease on Chinese cabbage through hormonal and antioxidants regulation.

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    Kang, Sang-Mo; Radhakrishnan, Ramalingam; Lee, In-Jung

    2015-10-01

    The fungus Rhizoctonia solani is one of the causal agents of numerous diseases that affect crop growth and yield. The aim of this present investigation was to identify a biocontrol agent that acts against R. solani and to determine the agent's protective effect through phytohormones and antioxidant regulation in experimentally infected Chinese cabbage plants. Four rhizospheric soil bacterial isolates GR53, GR169, GR786, and GR320 were tested for their antagonistic activity against R. solani. Among these isolates, GR53 significantly suppressed fungal growth. GR53 was identified as Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum by phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rDNA sequence. The biocontrol activity of B. amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum GR53 was tested in Chinese cabbage plants under controlled conditions. Results showed that R. solani inhibited plant growth (length, width, fresh and dry weight of leaves) by reducing chlorophyll and total phenolic content, as well as by increasing the levels of salicylic acid, jasmonic acid, abscisic acid, and DPPH scavenging activity. By regulating the levels of these compounds, the co-inoculation of B. amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum GR53 heightened induced systemic resistance in infected Chinese cabbage, effectively mitigating R. solani-induced damaging effects and improving plant growth. The results obtained from this study suggest that B. amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum GR53 is an effective biocontrol agent to prevent the damage caused by R. solani in Chinese cabbage plants. PMID:26160009

  2. Caracterização de isolados de Rhizoctonia spp., associados à mela do feijão-caupi (Vigna unguiculata), coletados em Roraima / Characterization of Rhizoctonia spp. associated with cowpea web (Vigna unguiculata) blight in Roraima, Brazil

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    Kátia L., Nechet; Bernardo A., Halfeld-Vieira.

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available A mela causada pelo fungo Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorfo Thanatephorus cucumeris) é a principal doença que afeta a cultura do feijão-caupi (Vigna unguiculata) no Estado de Roraima. Este trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar 28 isolados de Rhizoctonia spp. obtidos de plantas de feijão-caupi com si [...] ntoma de mela, coletados em ecossistemas de mata e de cerrado em Roraima. Foram avaliados o número de núcleos, a taxa de crescimento micelial, a formação e o tamanho de microescleródios, o grupo de anastomose e realizado teste de patogenicidade. Um isolado proveniente do cerrado foi identificado como binucleado e os demais isolados, de mata e de cerrado, como multinucleados. A taxa de crescimento micelial, em meio batata-dextrose-agar a 25 ºC e escuro contínuo, variou de 2,1-5,3 cm.dia-1 para os isolados de mata e de 2,7-5,8 cm.dia-1 para os isolados de cerrado. Nestas mesmas condições, após três a quatro dias foi observada a formação de microescleródios. Dois grupos foram diferenciados: um grupo com formação de 10-50 microescleródios.placa-1, em forma de tufos, inicialmente brancos e tornando-se marrom claro, de 1-2 mm (maioria dos isolados de mata) e outro grupo com mais de 100 microescleródios.placa-1, de coloração marrom e 68-541 µm (maioria dos isolados de cerrado). Dos 28 isolados coletados, 24 foram identificados como pertencentes ao grupo de anastomose GA1-1A de Rhizoctonia solani. Abstract in english The web blight caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph Thanatephorus cucumeris) is an important disease of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] in Roraima state, Brazil. The aim of this work was to characterize 28 Rhizoctonia spp. isolates from cowpea plants with web blight, collected i [...] n two ecosystems (savannah and forest) in Roraima state. The characteristics evaluated were nuclear number, radial growth rate, the presence and morphology of microsclerotia, anastomosis group (AG) and pathogenicity test. One savannah isolate was binucleate and the others, savannah and forest isolates, were multinucleate. The radial growth rate on potato-dextrose-aga, at 25 ºC in the dark, was 2.1 to 5.3 cm.day-1 for forest isolates and 2.7 to 5.8 cm.day-1 for savannah isolates. In these conditions, after three to four days, microsclerotia formation was observed. Two types of microsclerotia were differentiated: one type of 10 to 50 microsclerotia.Petri dish-1, formed as flat sclerotia mass, which was white when young and pale brown at maturity, 1 to 2 mm in diameter (most forest isolates) and another type of 100 microsclerotia.Petri dish-1, brown color, 68 to 541 µm in diameter (most savannah isolates). Among 28 Rhizoctonia isolates collected in Roraima state, 24 anastomosed with AG1-1A of Rhizoctonia solani.

  3. Caracterização de isolados de Rhizoctonia spp., associados à mela do feijão-caupi (Vigna unguiculata, coletados em Roraima Characterization of Rhizoctonia spp. associated with cowpea web (Vigna unguiculata blight in Roraima, Brazil

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    Kátia L. Nechet

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available A mela causada pelo fungo Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorfo Thanatephorus cucumeris é a principal doença que afeta a cultura do feijão-caupi (Vigna unguiculata no Estado de Roraima. Este trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar 28 isolados de Rhizoctonia spp. obtidos de plantas de feijão-caupi com sintoma de mela, coletados em ecossistemas de mata e de cerrado em Roraima. Foram avaliados o número de núcleos, a taxa de crescimento micelial, a formação e o tamanho de microescleródios, o grupo de anastomose e realizado teste de patogenicidade. Um isolado proveniente do cerrado foi identificado como binucleado e os demais isolados, de mata e de cerrado, como multinucleados. A taxa de crescimento micelial, em meio batata-dextrose-agar a 25 ºC e escuro contínuo, variou de 2,1-5,3 cm.dia-1 para os isolados de mata e de 2,7-5,8 cm.dia-1 para os isolados de cerrado. Nestas mesmas condições, após três a quatro dias foi observada a formação de microescleródios. Dois grupos foram diferenciados: um grupo com formação de 10-50 microescleródios.placa-1, em forma de tufos, inicialmente brancos e tornando-se marrom claro, de 1-2 mm (maioria dos isolados de mata e outro grupo com mais de 100 microescleródios.placa-1, de coloração marrom e 68-541 µm (maioria dos isolados de cerrado. Dos 28 isolados coletados, 24 foram identificados como pertencentes ao grupo de anastomose GA1-1A de Rhizoctonia solani.The web blight caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph Thanatephorus cucumeris is an important disease of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp.] in Roraima state, Brazil. The aim of this work was to characterize 28 Rhizoctonia spp. isolates from cowpea plants with web blight, collected in two ecosystems (savannah and forest in Roraima state. The characteristics evaluated were nuclear number, radial growth rate, the presence and morphology of microsclerotia, anastomosis group (AG and pathogenicity test. One savannah isolate was binucleate and the others, savannah and forest isolates, were multinucleate. The radial growth rate on potato-dextrose-aga, at 25 ºC in the dark, was 2.1 to 5.3 cm.day-1 for forest isolates and 2.7 to 5.8 cm.day-1 for savannah isolates. In these conditions, after three to four days, microsclerotia formation was observed. Two types of microsclerotia were differentiated: one type of 10 to 50 microsclerotia.Petri dish-1, formed as flat sclerotia mass, which was white when young and pale brown at maturity, 1 to 2 mm in diameter (most forest isolates and another type of 100 microsclerotia.Petri dish-1, brown color, 68 to 541 µm in diameter (most savannah isolates. Among 28 Rhizoctonia isolates collected in Roraima state, 24 anastomosed with AG1-1A of Rhizoctonia solani.

  4. 77 FR 18806 - Fluxapyroxad; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption for Use on Rice in Louisiana...

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    ...blight caused by the fungus, Rhizoctonia solani. The applicant proposes the...blight caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani. Information in accordance...in rice caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani. Rhizoctonia solani has...

  5. SIDEROPHORE PRODUCING Pseudomonas AS PATHOGENIC Rhisoctonia solani AND Botrytis cinerea ANTAGONISTS

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    Full Text Available Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas putida biovar B, Pseudomonas marginalis y Burkholderia cepacia, aisladas de rizosfera y filosfera de plantas de rosa y alstroemeria, identificadas por ensayos bioquímicos y cultivadas en medio King B, mostraron propiedades antagónicas contra los patógenos (se usó medio PDA agar par el cultivo Rhizoctonia solani y Botrytis cinerea. Estas propiedades coincidieron con la presencia de un sideróforo, sustancia polar con bandas de absorción en 260 nm y 402 nm. Se observó incremento del crecimiento longitudinal de las plantas, medido sobre el tallo central, por influencia de P. putida biovar B, P. aeruginosa y P. marginalis. El crecimiento de rizomas (a: 0.05 fue notorio bajo la influencia de P. marginalis.

  6. Phylogenetic relatedness of the M2 double-stranded RNA in Rhizoctonia fungi.

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    Charlton, Nikki D; Carbone, Ignazio; Tavantzis, Stellos M; Cubeta, Marc A

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    Isolates from closely related fungi in the Rhizoctonia species complex were examined for the occurrence of the M2 double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) by amplifying a conserved 1000 nucleotide region of the dsRNA with reverse transcription PCR. The M2 dsRNA was detected in representative isolates belonging to three anastomosis groups (AG) of R. solani (AG-1-IA, AG-4 and AG-6; teleomorph = Thanatephorus) and four AGs of binucleate Rhizoctonia (AG-A, AG-F, AG-R and AG-U; teleomorph = Ceratobasidium). Amplified PCR products from the 3' region of the M2 dsRNA from a representative sample of 12 isolates from eight different AGs were sequenced and subjected to parsimony analysis and coalescent simulations to infer ancestral lineages and to reconstruct the ancestral history of haplotypes. Seven dsRNA haplotypes were inferred from the sample of 12 isolates. One haplotype was composed of only isolates of Ceratobasidium belonging to different AGs. The rooted gene genealogies from coalescent simulations suggested that the ancestral M2 dsRNA haplotype most likely evolved in Thanatephorus (anamorph = R. solani AG-1-IA) and has been acquired recently by isolates of Ceratobasidium. Reconstruction of the ancestral history of haplotypes with a parsimony-based approach that assumes both mutation and recombination suggested that four haplotypes recombined before coalescing to their most recent common ancestor, while three haplotypes coalesced without recombination in the recent past. There was no unique association of haplotype within a specific AG of either Ceratobasidium or Thanatephorus to support co-evolution of the M2 dsRNA within the fungal host. To our knowledge this is the first report of a dsRNA occurring in Ceratobasidium that also is present in Thanatephorus. PMID:18833749

  7. Transformation of soil microbial community structure and rhizoctonia-suppressive potential in response to apple roots.

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    Mazzola, M

    1999-10-01

    ABSTRACT Changes in the composition of soil microbial communities and relative disease-suppressive ability of resident microflora in response to apple cultivation were assessed in orchard soils from a site possessing trees established for 1 to 5 years. The fungal community from roots of apple seedlings grown in noncultivated orchard soil was dominated by isolates from genera commonly considered saprophytic. Plant-pathogenic fungi in the genera Phytophthora, Pythium, and Rhizoctonia constituted an increasing proportion of the fungal community isolated from seedling roots with increasing orchard block age. Bacillus megaterium and Burkholderia cepacia dominated the bacterial communities recovered from noncultivated soil and the rhizosphere of apple seedlings grown in orchard soil, respectively. Populations of the two bacteria in their respective habitats declined dramatically with increasing orchard block age. Lesion nematode populations did not differ among soil and root samples from orchard blocks of different ages. Similar changes in microbial communities were observed in response to planting noncultivated orchard soil to five successive cycles of 'Gala' apple seedlings. Pasteurization of soil had no effect on apple growth in noncultivated soil but significantly enhanced apple growth in third-year orchard block soil. Seedlings grown in pasteurized soil from the third-year orchard block were equal in size to those grown in noncultivated soil, demonstrating that suppression of plant growth resulted from changes in the composition of the soil microbial community. Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 5 (AG 5) had no effect on growth of apple trees in noncultivated soil but significantly reduced the growth of apple trees in soil from third-year orchard soil. Changes in the ability of the resident soil microflora to suppress R. solani AG 5 were associated with reductions in the relative populations of Burkholderia cepacia and Pseudomonas putida in the rhizosphere of apple. PMID:18944736

  8. Extracellular mycosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using Fusarium solani

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    Gopinath, K.; Arumugam, A.

    2014-08-01

    The development of eco-friendly methods for the synthesis of nanomaterial shape and size is an important area of research in the field of nanotechnology. The present investigation deals with the extracellular rapid biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using Fusarium solani culture filtrate. The UV-vis spectra of the fungal culture filtrate medium containing gold ion showed peak at 527 nm corresponding to the plasmon absorbance of gold nanoparticles. FTIR spectra provide an evidence for the presence of heterocyclic compound in the culture filtrate, which increases the stability of the synthesized gold nanoparticles. The X-ray analysis respects the Bragg's law and confirmed the crystalline nature of the gold nanoparticles. AFM analysis showed the results of particle sizes (41 nm). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that the gold nanoparticles are spherical in shape with the size range from 20 to 50 nm. The use of F. solani will offer several advantages since it is considered as a non-human pathogenic organism. The fungus F. solani has a fast growth rate, rapid capacity of metallic ions reduction, NPs stabilization and facile and economical biomass handling. Extracellular biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles could be highly advantageous from the point of view of synthesis in large quantities, time consumption, eco-friendly, non-toxic and easy downstream processing.

  9. Stem Rot on Adzuki Bean (Vigna angularis) Caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 HGI in China

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    Sun, Suli; Xia, Changjian; Zhang, Jiqing; Duan, Canxing; Wang, Xiaoming; Wu, Xiaofei; Lee, Suk-Ha; Zhu, Zhendong

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    During late August and early September 2011, stem rot symptoms were observed on adzuki bean plants (Vigna angularis) growing in fields located in Beijing and Hebei Province, China, respectively. In this study, four isolates were obtained from infected stems of adzuki bean plants. Based on their morphology, and sequence and polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analyses of the ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers (rDNA-ITS) region, the four isolate...

  10. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on onion growth and onion stunting caused by Rhizoctonia solani, 2013.

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    A preliminary study was conducted in a greenhouse (15 ± 1oC, with supplemental lights for 12 h/day) to determine the role of AMF on onion growth and for reducing the severity of onion stunting, using a commercial AMF inoculant, BioTerra Plus, that contains 104 propagules/g (ppg) of Glomus intraradic...

  11. REVIEW ON BANDED LEAF AND SHEATH BLIGHT OF RICE CAUSED BY Rhizoctonia solani KUHN

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    Full Text Available Rice (Oryza sativa L. is a graminaceous crop. It is one of the important staple foods for Asian countries. Sheath blight disease is an important fungal disease of rice. Currently, this disease is distributed in almost all the rice growing states. The disease is alarming due to its intensive cultivation of modern high yielding varieties with high doses of nitrogenous fertilizers. Crop with a high plant density and close canopy associated favors disease build up from panicle initiation onwards. Poor weed management practices and increase in frequency of irrigation have aggravated, incidence of the disease due to modified micro climatic conditions. The disease was first recorded from Japan (Miyake, 1910. In India, the disease was first reported from Gurudaspur, Punjab (Paracer and Chahal, 1963 and later it was reported from Uttar Pradesh (Kohli, 1966. The management of this disease is possible only after the detailed study of different aspect of this disease and the pathogen. Management of the disease below its economic threshold is important for increasing the production, productivity and quality of the produce. Recognizing the importance of the problem, need for the effective and socio economically feasible management of the pathogen, the present review presented by keeping the above stated factors of the disease into consideration.

  12. Cropping systems and cultural practices determine the Rhizoctonia anastomosis groups associated with Brassica spp. in Vietnam.

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    Hua, Gia Khuong Hoang; Bertier, Lien; Soltaninejad, Saman; Höfte, Monica

    2014-01-01

    Ninety seven Rhizoctonia isolates were collected from different Brassica species with typical Rhizoctonia symptoms in different provinces of Vietnam. The isolates were identified using staining of nuclei and sequencing of the rDNA-ITS barcoding gene. The majority of the isolates were multinucleate R. solani and four isolates were binucleate Rhizoctonia belonging to anastomosis groups (AGs) AG-A and a new subgroup of A-F that we introduce here as AG-Fc on the basis of differences in rDNA-ITS sequence. The most prevalent multinucleate AG was AG 1-IA (45.4% of isolates), followed by AG 1-ID (17.5%), AG 1-IB (13.4%), AG 4-HGI (12.4%), AG 2-2 (5.2%), AG 7 (1.0%) and an unknown AG related to AG 1-IA and AG 1-IE that we introduce here as AG 1-IG (1.0%) on the basis of differences in rDNA-ITS sequence. AG 1-IA and AG 1-ID have not been reported before on Brassica spp. Pathogenicity tests revealed that isolates from all AGs, except AG-A, induced symptoms on detached leaves of several cabbage species. In in vitro tests on white cabbage and Chinese cabbage, both hosts were severely infected by AG 1-IB, AG 2-2, AG 4-HGI, AG 1-IG and AG-Fc isolates, while under greenhouse conditions, only AG 4-HGI, AG 2-2 and AG-Fc isolates could cause severe disease symptoms. The occurrence of the different AGs seems to be correlated with the cropping systems and cultural practices in different sampling areas suggesting that agricultural practices determine the AGs associated with Brassica plants in Vietnam. PMID:25372406

  13. Caracterização de isolados de Rhizoctonia spp. e identificação de novos grupos de anastomose em jardim clonal de eucalipto / Characterization of isolates of Rhizoctonia spp. and identification of new anastomosis groups in eucalyptus clonal nurseries

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    Eugenio, Sanfuentes; Acelino C., Alfenas; Luiz A., Maffia; Reginaldo G., Mafia.

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    Full Text Available Espécies de Rhizoctonia causam queima foliar em brotações de jardim clonal e podridão de estacas durante o enraizamento, que podem limitar a clonagem do eucalipto, por estaquia. Diante da importância do patógeno para a cultura e da falta de estudos sobre a diversidade de isolados, esse trabalho obje [...] tivou caracterizar isolados e relatar novos grupos de anastomose de Rhizoctonia spp. em jardim clonal de eucalipto. Os isolados obtidos nas diferentes fases de propagação por estaquia foram caracterizados quanto ao número de núcleos nas células vegetativas, agrupados segundo as características morfológicas das colônias e identificados quanto aos grupos de anastomose, incluindo auxotrofia por tiamina. Avaliou-se, também, a virulência ao eucalipto e o efeito da temperatura no crescimento micelial dos isolados. Não se detectou correlação entre os agrupamentos morfológicos e reações de anastomose. Constatou-se, também, que a população de Rhizoctonia spp., nos solos de jardins clonais, é constituída por ampla gama de isolados, predominantemente binucleados, com diferentes graus de virulência a eucalipto. Os isolados binucleados e os multinucleados, tiveram a mesma tendência de crescimento em relação à temperatura, com ótimo para a taxa de crescimento entre 25-30 ºC. Observou-se, pela primeira vez, isolados de R. solani AG2-2 IIIB e os binucleados de Rhizoctonia spp., AG-P e AG-O, como agentes etiológicos da podridão de estacas em casa de vegetação, e os isolados binucleados AG-A e AG-L em solo de jardim clonal de eucalipto. Abstract in english Rhizoctonia spp. cause shoot and leaf blight of eucalyptus in clonal hedges as well as cuttings. Despite the importance of Rhizoctonia spp. to eucalyptus, little is known about their diversity. Thus, we characterized isolates and report new anastomosis groups in a eucalyptus clonal hedge. Isolates o [...] btained at different stages of cutting propagation were characterized according to the number of nuclei in vegetative cells, grouped by morphological characteristics of the colony, anastomosis group, and thiamine auxotrophism. The isolates were also evaluated for virulence on eucalyptus and effect of temperature on their mycelial growth. No correlation between morphological grouping and anastomosis reaction was detected. A wide range of isolates, predominantly binucleate, forms the population of Rhizoctonia spp. present in the soil of clonal hedges, which differed in virulence to eucalyptus. Binucleate and multinucleate isolates had similar growth features at different temperatures, with an optimum growth rate between 25-30 ºC. Isolates of R. solani AG2-2 IIIB and binucleate isolates of Rhizoctonia spp., AG-P and AG-O, as agents of cutting rot, and binucleate isolates AG-A and AG-L in the soil of eucalyptus clonal hedge are reported for the first time.

  14. Rhizoctonia spp. Recovered from Strawberry Roots in Central Coastal California.

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    Martin, F N

    2000-04-01

    ABSTRACT Rhizoctonia spp. were commonly recovered from the roots of strawberry plants growing in nonfumigated soil in the central coastal region of California. With the exception of one multinucleate isolate of R. solani (frequency of recovery of 0.8%), all other isolates were binucleate and were in anastomosis groups (AG) A, G, or I. AGs-A and -I were recovered from all five collection sites, whereas AG-G was recovered from only two sites. AG-A was the most commonly isolated AG, followed by AGs-I and -G. Similar levels of virulence were observed among the different AGs, but differences in virulence were observed among isolates in the same AG. Evaluating anastomosis grouping by pairing isolates recovered from strawberry with known tester isolates did not always yield a positive anastomosis reaction, even though both isolates anastomosed with other members of the same AG. Subsequent investigations with multiple isolates in the same AG from the same collection location confirmed that there was a lack of anastomosis or weak anastomosis reactions for some combinations of pairings, highlighting the need for to use multiple tester isolates or molecular techniques for AG determination. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of a polymerase chain reaction-amplified region of the rDNA was effective for differentiating AGs. Sixteen RFLP groups were observed after cluster analysis with data for the size of the amplified products and fragment sizes after digestion with four restriction enzymes. Although each AG had isolates in multiple RFLP groups, any one individual RFLP group contained isolates of only a single AG. There was no consistent correlation between RFLP group and location of isolate collection. PMID:18944583

  15. Caracterização de isolados de Rhizoctonia associados à queima foliar em Roraima = Characterization of Rhizoctonia isolates associated with foliar blight in Roraima.

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    Dayane Rodrigues Youssef

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse trabalho foi caracterizar isolados do fungo Rhizoctonia associados à queima foliar, obtidos de hospedeiros de importância econômica no estado de Roraima. Os isolados foram obtidos de plantas de feijão-caupi (Vigna unguiculata, soja (Glycine max, seringueira (Hevea brasiliensis, melancia (Citrullus lanatus, alface (Lactuca sativa e feijão-guandu (Cajanus cajan. Os parâmetros utilizados foram números de núcleos, grupo de anastomose e as características culturais da colônia, taxa de crescimento micelial e a formação de escleródios nos meios de cultura: batata dextrose agar (BDA, BDA+asparagina, BDA+extrato de levedura, Czapek Agar, maltose-peptona-agar, soil extract agar, sacarose-yeast-asparagina e V-8. Todos os 10 isolados estudados foram caracterizados como multinucleados e pertencentes à espécie Rhizoctonia solani. Três isolados de feijão-caupi, um de soja e o isolado de melancia foram identificados como AGI-1A e um isolado de feijãocaupi, um de soja e o isolado de feijão-guandu como AGI-1B. O isolado de seringueira não foi identificado como nenhum dos padrões de anastomose utilizado. Para a maioria dos isolados as maiores taxas de crescimento micelialforam obtidas no meio de cultura Soil Extract Agar. Dois tipos de escleródios, característicos do grupo AGI, foram observados: formação de 2-20 tufos placa-1 coloração variável, 1-2 mm e formação de 38-611 microescleródios placa-1, de coloração marrom, medindo 100 μm. A produção e o tipo de escleródio variaram com o isolado e o meio de cultura utilizado.The aim of this work was to characterize Rhizoctonia isolates associated with foliar blight symptom from hosts with economic importance at Roraima state. The isolates were recovered from cowpea (Vigna unguiculata, soybean (Glycine max, rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis, watermelon (Citrullus lanatus, lettuce (Lactuca sativa and pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan. The evaluated characteristics were nuclear number, anastomosis group (AG and cultural characteristics, radial growth rate and the presence and morphology of sclerotia on the following media: potato dextrose agar (PDA, PDA+asparagine, PDA+yeast extract, Czapek Agar, maltose-peptone-agar,soil extract agar, sucrose-yeast-asparagine and V-8. All the 10 isolates evaluated were multinucleate and identified as Rhizoctonia solani. Three cowpea isolates, one soybean isolate and the watermelon isolate anastomosed with AG1-1A and one cowpea isolates, one soybean isolate and the pigeonpea isolate with AGI-1B. The rubber treeisolate was not identified with no anastomosis groups used in this study. Biggest radial growth rates were observed on the medium Soil Extract for most of the isolates. Two types of sclerotia, AGI typic were differentiated: one type of 2-20 flat sclerotia.Petri dish-1, variable colors, 1 to 2 mm in diameter and another type of 38-611 microsclerotia. Petri dish-1, brown color, 100 μm in diameter. The number and sclerotia type were variable with the isolate and themedia used.

  16. Coupling auto trophic in vitro plant cultivation system to scanning electron microscope to study plant-fungal interactions

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    Jaeger, N. de; Decock, C.; Declereck, S.; Providencia, I. E. de la

    2010-07-01

    The interactions of plants with pathogens and beneficial micro-organisms have been seldom compared on the same host and under strict controlled auto trophic in vitro culture conditions. Here, the life cycle of two plant beneficial (Glomus sp. MUCL 41833 and Trichoderma harzianum) and one plant pathogen (Rhizoctonia solani) fungi were described on potato (Solanum tuberosum) plantlets under auto trophic in vitro culture conditions using video camera imaging and the scanning electron microscope (SEM). (i) The colony developmental pattern of the extraradical mycelium within the substrate, (ii) the reproduction structures and (iii) the three-dimensional spatial arrangements of the fungal hyphae within the potato root cells were successfully visualized, monitored and described. The combination of the autotrophic in vitro culture system and SEM represent a powerful tool for improving our knowledge on the dynamics of plant-fungal interactions. (Author) 41 refs.

  17. Characteristics and diversity of Rhizoctonia spp. population in soil of selected forest bare-root nurseries in Poland

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    Full Text Available Fourty three Rhizoctonia isolates obtained from four forest nurseries situated in the Wielkopolska region (central-western Poland has been proved as multinucleate (anamorph – R. solani. They represented four anastomosis groups (AG: AG1-IC, AG-5, AG4-HG2 and AG2-1. Three AGs were found in Jarocin nursery (AG-5, AG4-HG2 and AG2-1, two in ?opuchówko (AG-5 and AG4-HG2 and one in Konstantynowo (AG1-IC and Pniewy (AG-5. All isolates were highly pathogenic to Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris seedlings and pose a large damping-off threat to the seedlings in the nurseries with single AG and in those where more AGs exists.

  18. Controle químico da queima de folhas e da mela de estacas de eucalipto, causadas por Rhizoctonia spp. / Chemical control of leaf scorch and web blight of eucalypt cuttings, caused by Rhizoctonia spp.

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    Silvaldo Felipe da, Silveira; Acelino Couto, Alfenas; Luís Antônio, Maffia; Márcio Shiguero, Suzuki.

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    Full Text Available Visando ao controle químico da queima de folhas e mela de estacas de eucalipto (Eucalyptus spp.) em viveiros florestais, avaliou-se a eficiência de 12 fungicidas em inibir in vitro o crescimento micelial de um isolado epifítico de Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IB (RH-2). Sete fungicidas que inibiram totalm [...] ente o crescimento micelial do fungo, a concentrações inferiores a 100 ppm, foram pré-selecionados: methyl-tolclophos, benomyl, pencycuron, iprodione, thiabendazol, thiram e captan. Avaliou-se, ainda, a sensibilidade (EC50 = dose provável que inibe o crescimento micelial em 50%) aos fungicidas methyl-tolclophos, benomyl, iprodione e pencycuron de mais oito isolados patogênicos ao eucalipto, que diferem entre si quanto a virulência, morfologia, grupo de anastomose, número de núcleos por célula vegetativa e padrões eletroforéticos de proteínas e isoenzimas. Embora variações nos valores de EC50 entre algumas combinações de fungicidas e isolados tenham ocorrido, todos os isolados foram sensíveis aos quatro fungicidas testados (EC50 Abstract in english To achieve the chemical control of leaf scorch and web blight of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.) cuttings in forest nurseries, 12 fungicides were assayed against one isolate of Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IB (RH-2). Seven fungicides (methyl-tolclophos, benomyl, pencycuron, iprodione, thiabendazol and captan [...] ) completely inhibited mycelial growth under concentrations lower than 100 ppm of active ingredient on PDA culture. Additionally, the sensibility (EC50 = estimated dose for 50% inhibition of mycelial growth) to methyl-tolclophos, benomyl, pencycuron and iprodione of another eight isolates differing in virulence, morphology, anastomosis groups, and proteins and isozyme profiles was evaluated. Little differences in sensitivity was observed in some combinations of fungicides-isolates. However, the eight isolates were sensitive to the four tested fungicides (EC50

  19. The heterogeneity of the rDNA-ITS sequence and its phylogeny in Rhizoctonia cerealis, the cause of sharp eyespot in wheat.

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    Li, Wei; Sun, Haiyan; Deng, Yuanyu; Zhang, Aixiang; Chen, Huaigu

    2014-02-01

    The sequence heterogeneity of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region was investigated for Rhizoctonia cerealis isolates from the anastomosis group AG-DI. Although sequence variability of the ITS has been reported in a few multinucleate R. solani isolates, it has very rarely been reported in binucleate Rhizoctonia spp. isolates and has never been described in R. cerealis, the pathogen of wheat sharp eyespot. In this study, the ITS regions of 15 R. cerealis isolates were cloned and sequenced. The results revealed more than one different ITS sequence within each isolate. This is the first evidence of ITS sequence heterogeneity in R. cerealis. Based on these ITS sequences, different sequences of one isolate did not cluster in one clade, but all of the sequences of the 15 isolates were clustered in the anastomosis subgroup AG-DI, suggesting that the heterogeneity of the ITS did not affect the molecular identification of their anastomosis group. Haplotype analyses indicated that there might be three evolutionary origins of R. cerealis, or a recombination event could be the cause of different ITS sequences in one genome. This study demonstrates the variability and the evolution of Rhizoctonia, especially binucleate R. cerealis. These findings will help design disease control strategies. PMID:23839120

  20. Temperature, moisture, and fungicide effects in managing Rhizoctonia root and crown rot of sugar beet.

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    Bolton, Melvin D; Panella, Lee; Campbell, Larry; Khan, Mohamed F R

    2010-07-01

    Rhizoctonia solani AG-2-2 is the causal agent of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot in sugar beet; however, recent increases in disease incidence and severity were grounds to reevaluate this pathosystem. To assess the capacity at which other anastomosis groups (AGs) are able to infect sugar beet, 15 AGs and intraspecific groups (ISGs) were tested for pathogenicity on resistant ('FC708 CMS') and susceptible ('Monohikari') seedlings and 10-week-old plants. Several AGs and ISGs were pathogenic on seedlings regardless of host resistance but only AG-2-2 IIIB and AG-2-2 IV caused significant disease on 10-week-old plants. Because fungicides need to be applied prior to infection for effective disease control, temperature and moisture parameters were assessed to identify potential thresholds that limit infection. Root and leaf disease indices were used to evaluate disease progression of AG-2-2 IIIB- and AG-2-2 IV-inoculated plants in controlled climate conditions of 7 to 22 growing degree days (GDDs) per day. Root disease ratings were positively correlated with increasing temperature of both ISGs, with maximum disease symptoms occurring at 22 GDDs/day. No disease symptoms were evident from either ISG at 10 GDDs/day but disease symptoms did occur in plants grown in growth chambers set to 11 GDDs/day. Using growth chambers adjusted to 22 GDDs/day, disease was evaluated at 25, 50, 75, and 100% moisture-holding capacity (MHC). Disease symptoms for each ISG were highest in soils with 75 and 100% MHC but disease still occurred at 25% MHC. Isolates were tested for their ability to cause disease at 1, 4, and 8 cm from the plant hypocotyl. Only AG-2-2 IIIB was able to cause disease symptoms at 8 cm during the evaluation period. In all experiments, isolates of AG-2-2 IIIB were found to be more aggressive than AG-2-2 IV. Using environmental parameters that we identified as the most conducive to disease development, azoxystrobin, prothioconazole, pyraclostrobin, difenoconazole/propiconazole, flutolanil, polyoxin D, and a water control were evaluated for their ability to suppress disease development by AG-2-2 IIIB and AG-2-2 IV 17 days after planting. Flutolanil, polyoxin-D, and azoxystrobin provided the highest level of disease suppression. Because R. solani AG-2-2 IIIB and AG-2-2 IV are affected by temperature and moisture, growers may be able to evaluate environmental parameters for optimization of fungicide application. PMID:20528187

  1. Pathogenicity of some Rhizoctonia solaniz isolates associated with root/collar rots on the cultivars of bean in greenhouse.

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    Bohlooli, A; Okhovvat, S M; Javan-Nikkhah, M

    2006-01-01

    One hundred and eighteen isolates of Rhizoctonia solani were gathered from infected roots and hypocotyls of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) grown in the fields of Tehran Province, Iran. Two isolates of the collected samples belonged to binucleate and 81 isolates to multinucleate of R. solani. The multinucleate isolates showed different anastomosis groups as AG-4 (subg. AG-4 HGI, AG-4HGII), AG-6 and AG-2. In greenhouse, pathogenicity tests carried out on bean cv. Naz in randomized design with 4 replications and each replication (pots) with 5 seeds of bean. Infection was done with seeds of wheat which were infected to the fungus with pasteurized soil. Results showed that the highest disease severity was caused by AG-4 (Rs21) isolates, whereas AG-4 (Rs74) isolates were weakly pathogenic with 90% and 21% infection, respectively. In this test the major pathogenic isolates belonged to AG-4 and they caused seed rot and damping-off of bean and AG-6 isolates were non-pathogenic. Five isolates of the fungus with major pathogenicity (Rs7, Rs18, Rs21, Rs62 and Rs71) selected and used for the reaction with different cultivars of bean. In this test, the cultivars and lines of bean (Pinto, red, white, green) studied in factorial experiment as randomized block design with 4 replications (pots). Results showed that none of the cultivars was completely resistant, however green bean cv. Sanry and pinto cv. Shad with number 4.8 disease severities had the highest susceptibility to seed rot and damping-off and red bean cv. Goli with 2.58 had the lowest susceptibility to the infection. Reaction of the cultivars and lines to the isolates of R. solani was significantly different at 1% level. Isolates of the fungus, Rs7, Rs21 with 84%, 90% pathogenicity was more virulent than the others. PMID:17390878

  2. Differentiation of Rhizoctonia spp. Based on their antigenic properties

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    Vico Ivana M.; Krsti? Branka B.; Duki? Nataša

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    Antigenic properties and serological relationship was investigated in binucleate and multinucleate Rhizoctonia spp. isolates from strawberries soybean, alfalfa and potato plants from Serbia, from Spain, anastomosis group testers and in strawberry roots inoculated with binucleate Rhizoctonia AG A and AG I. Two polyclonal antisera, unabsorbed and cross absorbed, were used in dot-immunobinding assay for these investigations. Antisera were produced against mycelial antigens of two isolates, which...

  3. Development of SCAR markers and UP-PCR cross-hybridization method for specific detection of four major subgroups of Rhizoctonia from infected turfgrasses.

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    Amaradasa, Bimal S; Lakshman, Dilip; Horvath, Brandon J; Amundsen, Keenan L

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    A rapid identification assay for Waitea circinata (anamorph: Rhizoctonia spp.) varieties zeae and circinata causing patch diseases on turfgrasses was developed based on the universally primed PCR (UP-PCR) products cross-blot hybridization. Tester isolates belonging to the two varieties of W. circinata were amplified with a single UP primer L21, which generated multiple DNA fragments for each variety. Probes were prepared with UP-PCR products of each tester isolate by labeling with digoxigenin. Fieldcollected W. circinata isolates and representative isolates of different R. solani anastomosis groups (AG) and AG subgroups were amplified with L21, immobilized on nylon membrane and cross hybridized with the two probes. Isolates within a W. circinata variety cross-hybridized strongly, while non-homologous isolates did not cross-hybridize or did so weakly. Closely related W. circinata varieties zeae and circinata were clearly distinguished with this assay. Sequence-characterized amplified region (SCAR) markers also were developed from UP-PCR products to identify isolates of Thanatephorus cucumeris (anamorph: R. solani) AG 1-IB and AG 2-2IIIB. These two AGs are commonly isolated from diseased, cool-season turfgrasses. The specific SCAR markers that were developed could differentiate isolates of AG 1-IB or AG 2-2IIIB groups. These SCAR markers did not amplify a product from genomic DNA of nontarget isolates of Rhizoctonia. The specificities and sensitivities of the SCAR primers were tested on total DNA extracted from several field-grown, cool-season turf species having severe brown-patch symptoms. First, the leaf samples from diseased turf species were tested for the anastomosis groups of the causal pathogen, and thereafter the total DNA was amplified with the specific primers. The specific primers were sensitive and unique enough to produce a band from total DNA of diseased turfgrasses infected with either AG 1-IB or AG 2-2IIIB. PMID:24396105