H Shekara Shetty
Articles written in Proceedings – Plant Sciences
Volume 88 Issue 6 November 1979 pp 479-486
Preheating and heated teliospore extracts have been found to be stimulatory to germination of the teliospores of ten different smut fungi used in this study. The effect is mostly on the percentage of germination.
Maximum per cent of spore germination was observed at higher concentrations of glucose and sucrose solutions. The percentage of germination of spores of the species included was more in sucrose than in glucose. Most of the vitamins of B-complex groups stimulated the initiation of germ tube.
Many of the growth regulators tried, except 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid have a stimulatory effect on teliospore germination. Higher percentage of teliospore germination was noticed in the case of gibberellic acid, followed by indole 3-acetic acid, beta-indole butyric acid and alphanaphthalene acetic acid.
Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, furfural, fumaric acid, oxalic acid and citric acid were also stimulatory, in that order.
Volume 90 Issue 1 February 1981 pp 45-51
Volume 90 Issue 2 April 1981 pp 99-106
The carpels of pearl millet (
Volume 90 Issue 5 October 1981 pp 465-470
Age of sorghum plants is important in the development of downy mildew disease incited by