Velusamy Jayakumar

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The endophytic bacteria known to reside in plant tissues have often been shown to promote plant growth. The present study deals with the efficacy of eight isolates of putative endophytes from surface-sterilized seeds of the crop plants tomato and chilli. Two isolates were Gram negative and six were Gram positive. All isolates were able to grow in up to 6%(More)
Plant extracts and antifungal microorganisms were tested singly and in combination for biocontrol of sugarcane red rot disease (Colletotrichum falcatum) using two sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) cultivars, CoC671 and CoC92061, in pot and field experiments. Leaf extracts of Abrus precatorius and Bassia latifolia and the rhizome extract of Curcuma longa(More)
The Pseudomonas fluorescens isolate Pfl was found to inhibit the growth of pathogen Alternaria palandui, in vitro. In the present study, foliar application of a talc-based formulation of Pfl significantly reduced the incidence of leaf blight of onion, caused by A. palandui. Induction of defense-related proteins viz., chitinase, beta-1,3 glucanase,(More)
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