Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 6 No. 1  1994 June p.  1-5
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A laboratory method for inducing sporophore formation and pathogenicity in Ganoderma zonatum Murill

Author(s): ORUADE-DIMARO, E A*; RAJAGOPALAN, K+ ; NWOSU, S O++

A technique is reported for the production of sporophores of Ganoderma zonatum Murill, in Kilner jars in four weeks, by inoculating stem dust medium (SDM) with 1 mm3 of the fungal mycelium. Basidiomycetes agar medium (BAM) was found effective for the isolation of the fungus from sporophores and infected materials. Root inoculations of fifteen-year old palms, using inoculum produced by the technique, resulted in Ganoderma disease development within three years. Two out of three seedlings planted 1 m from the base of a palm killed by Ganoderma disease were also killed by the disease within two and three years respectively.

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* Formerly Head of Plant Pathology Division, NIFOR

+ Asst. Chief Research Officer

++ Asst. Chief Technologist
Plant Pathology Division, NIFOR, P.M.B. 1030, Benin City


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