BIOCHEMISTRY OF WILTED TOMATO PLANTS

Authors

  • RAGHAVENDRA REDDY MANDA1, VENKATA AVINASH ADDANKI2 SEWETA SRIVASTAVA1*

Keywords:

Fusaric-acid, Fusarium oxysporum, Potent, Vivotoxin, Wilting.

Abstract

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the widely grown vegetables worldwide. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici (FOL) is the significant contributory pathogen of tomato vascular wilt. Vivotoxins like fusaric acid and lycomarasmin designate as secondary metabolite produced by the pathogen and/or its host during infection, produces disease symptoms, but is not oneself the initiating causal agent of the infection. Out of two, Fusaric-acid is the most studied pathogen produced wilt toxin classified as a non-specific vivotoxin. It does not produce all the symptoms of wilt. Many scientists all over the world including India were of the belief that, out of all other toxins involved in the infection process of wilting, fusaric acid was the most potent one. Infected tissue shows a marked increase in respiration process which is contrary to the host tissues doped with fusaric acid because it is a best-known respiratory depressant.

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Author Biography

RAGHAVENDRA REDDY MANDA1, VENKATA AVINASH ADDANKI2 SEWETA SRIVASTAVA1*

RAGHAVENDRA REDDY MANDA1, VENKATA AVINASH ADDANKI2 AND SEWETA SRIVASTAVA1*

1DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY, PHAGWARA – 144 411, PUNJAB, INDIA.

2DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY, FOOD, NATURAL RESOURCES, ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, AGRIPOLIS, UNIVERSITY OF PADUA, PADOVA – 35122, ITALY.

Corresponding author email: seweta.21896@lpu.co.in

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Published

2021-01-06

How to Cite

SEWETA SRIVASTAVA1*, R. R. M. V. A. A. (2021). BIOCHEMISTRY OF WILTED TOMATO PLANTS . INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 33, 14–22. Retrieved from https://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/irjc/article/view/1575