Effect of Chitosan on Rhizome Rot Disease of Turmeric Caused by Pythium aphanidermatum

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Chitosan was evaluated for its potential to induce antifungal hydrolases in susceptible turmeric plant (Curcuma longa L.). Under field conditions, the application of chitosan (crab shell) to turmeric plants by foliar spray method induces defense enzymes such as chitinases and chitosanases. Such an increase in enzyme activity was enhanced by spraying… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2014/305349

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