Viability of Coffee Leaf Rust (Hemileia vastatrix) Urediniospores Stored at Different TemperaturesDeepak K1*, Hanumantha BT1 and Sreenath HL2
- Corresponding Author:
- Deepak K
Coffee Research Sub-Station, Chettalli
Kodagu-571248, Karnataka, India
Received date: June 05, 2011; Accepted date: July 17, 2012; Published date: July 20, 2012
Citation: Deepak K, Hanumantha BT, Sreenath HL (2012) Viability of Coffee Leaf Rust (Hemileia vastatrix) Urediniospores Stored at Different Temperatures. J Biotechnol Biomater 2:143. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000143
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Viability of spores samples of Hemileia vastatrixf, the fungal pathogen causing leaf rust disease in coffee was checked after storing at room temperature, -20°C and -80°C for one year. While the spore samples lost their viability as early as 45 days at room temperature and thus retained viability for about 120 days at -20°C. Spores stored at -80°C retained about 52% viability even at the end of one year. The results clearly indicated that urediniospores of Hemileia vastatrix can be preserved at -80°C for one year and more.