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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(3):427-431   |    Available online, November 3, 2016

Control of penicillium expansum Link Causing Blue Mold of Pear Using Some Fungicides


Baviskar RN and Dekate HM                                


Department of Botany, ICLES’ M. J. College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.


Received: 22.07.2016   |   Accepted: 13.08.2016    |  Published : 03.11.2016

Blue mold of pear is caused by Penicillium expansum Link. Thom. ex. is one of the most serious post harvest disease in India. Total twenty three isolates of P. expansum were isolated from infected pear fruits for sensitivity tested against carbendazim on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) medium. Sensitivity of these isolates to carbendazim was determined using food poisoning method. In vitro Minimum Inhibition Concentration (MIC) for carbendazim was determined; isolate Pe-9 MIC-750.6µg/ml was sensitive while isolate Pe-15 MIC-970.3 µg/ml was tolerant. In vivo Pe-9 MIC-1900.2µg/ml was sensitive. Pe-15 MIC-2470.3µg/ml was tolerant. Carbendazim resistant mutant (Pe-EMS-10, MIC-4850.6µg/ml) is equally important to manage using different fungicides. P. expansum was tested against carbendazim and other fungicides viz. dithane Z-78, polyram, acrobat, kocide, dithiocarbmate, thiobendazole and diphenylamine. In vitro results revealed that the Percentage Control Efficacy (PCE) values range at 50% Conc. (44.02 - 49.28%) while at 100% Conc. (50.89 - 61.39%) individually and in mixture with carbendazim increased its PCE from at 50% Conc. (55.39 - 68.98%) while at 100% (68.72 -73.57%). In vivo PCE at 50% Conc. (51.62 - 56.95%) individual and mixture (57.25 - 59.26%) while at 100% from alone (58.32 - 69.36%) and in mixture (71.63 - 79.82%) PCE further increased and without fungicide served as control.


Key word: Pear, blue mold, Penicillium expansum, carbendazim resistant, fungicides.




Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Baviskar RN and Dekate HM (2016) Control of penicillium expansum Link Causing Blue Mold of Pear Using Some Fungicides, International J. of Life Sciences, 4 (3): 427-431




Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.


Copyright: © 2016 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



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