Fusarium moniliforme showed different colour for its mycilium pale white, pink and purple mycilium and for pigmentation of metabolites also during the growth on artificial medium and its conidial growth is affected by glucose concentration (Figure 2). Morphological study of Fusarium spp. by earlier worker on Potato Dextrose Agar medium (PDA) and the growth of conidia range from 9.3-29.7 Î¼M in length and 2.7-6.0 Î¼M in width; mycelium width of ranged in between 1.75-7.00 Î¼M . Mycelium of F. moniliforme was generally dense in delicately floccose to felted with powdery appearance due to formation of macro conidia (Figure 3). Many workers reported that F. sacchari as causal agent for Pokkah Boeng in sorghum and also cause the same in sugarcane belongs to the Section Liseola. In India, F. sacchari from sugarcane was first described as Cephalosporium sacchari by Butler and Khan.
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Citation: Vishwakarma SK, Kumar P, Nigam A, Singh A, Kumar A (2013) Pokkah Boeng: An Emerging Disease of Sugarcane. J Plant Pathol Microb 4:170
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