Potential role of endogeic earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus in remediating banana blood disease: a preliminary observation

  title={Potential role of endogeic earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus in remediating banana blood disease: a preliminary observation},
  author={Suk Kuan Teng and Nor Azwady Abd. Aziz and Muskhazli Mustafa and Rozeita Laboh and Intan Safinar Ismail and Sujithra Devi},
  journal={European Journal of Plant Pathology},
Blood disease is a destructive bacterial infection that causes severe yield loss to the banana industry. Ideally, an environmental friendly yet practical approach is necessitated in the search for effective treatment against the disease. Endogeic earthworms are soil biota that help in improving soil physico-chemical and biological properties and thuspromote plant health. The present study assessed the effect of Pontoscolex corethrurus on banana infected by blood disease. The effect of… 

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