Singh , Nahar and Khandual , Ansuman and Gupta , Prabhat K. and Vaish , S. S. (2016) Preliminary test of functionalized ZnO2 against Bipolaris sorokiniana and other seed associated mycoflora for better wheat germination. Research journal of biotechnology , 11 (6). 60-73 . ISSN 0973-6263

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Bipolaris sorokiniana that causes foliar blight of wheat is one of the most serious worries for growers in warmer and humid areas around the world. Use of ecologically sound molecules for management of plant diseases is considered as one of the best options to achieve sustainability of ecology, agriculture and human health. Attempts were made to synthesize PVP functionalized ZnO2 nanomaterials to explore antifungal ability and impact on plant growth. The growth and spore germination of B. sorokiniana was significantly reduced. The seed germination was improved with good development of plumule and radicles. Moreover, the proliferation of wheat seed associated pathogenic and saprophytic mycoflora was completely inhibited. These new informations suggest use of PVP functionalized ZnO2 nanoparticles as an alternative to harmful fungicides for seed treatment and lower agricultural cost and environmental risk.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bipolaris sorokiniana, PVP functionalized ZnO2 nanomaterial, mycoflora, seed germination, spore germination, Triticum aestivum L
Subjects: Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 07:16
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 07:16

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