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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015, 3(6), 198-202
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-3-6-3
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Susceptibility of Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) Clones to Neofusicoccum ribis

Nyaka Ngobisa A.I.C.1, 2, Zainal Abidin M.A.1, Wong M.Y.1, 3, , Abbas Nasehi1, Ntsomboh Ntsefong Godswill4 and Owona Ndongo Pierre-Andre5

1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

2Latex Plants Programme, Institute of Agricultural research for Development (IRAD). Ekona Regional Centre, Buea, Cameroon;Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Regional Center of Research and Innovation for the Littoral Region, Douala, Cameroon

3Laboratory of Plantation Crops, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

4Phytopathology Unit of CEREPAH La Dibamba, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Cameroon

5Latex Plants Programme, Institute of Agricultural research for Development (IRAD). Ekona Regional Centre, Buea, Cameroon

Pub. Date: November 13, 2015

Cite this paper:
Nyaka Ngobisa A.I.C., Zainal Abidin M.A., Wong M.Y., Abbas Nasehi, Ntsomboh Ntsefong Godswill and Owona Ndongo Pierre-Andre. Susceptibility of Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) Clones to Neofusicoccum ribis. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015; 3(6):198-202. doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-6-3

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of Neofusicoccum ribis to infect leaf surfaces of different rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) clones. Neofusicoccum ribis isolates previously identified on the basis of morphological characteristics and DNA sequence analysis were used to inoculate rubber leaves and seedlings in vitro and in vivo respectively. Neofusicoccum ribis isolates were demonstrated to cause lesions on rubber clones examined in this study. There was variation in susceptibility of the rubber clones to the pathogen. This study provides useful information that could be exploited to better manage the disease.

Keywords:
Neofusicoccum ribis rubber leaf blight disease Hevea brasiliensis

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