Effects of seedling age on colonization patterns of Citrus limon plants by endophytic Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae and their influence on seedlings growth.

Abstract:

The inoculation methods, the fungal strains, and several other factors are known to influent the success of fungal entomopathogens colonization in plants. The physiological status of the plant could also be another determinant. In the present study, the ability of three strains of Beauveria bassiana and one strain of Metarhizium anisopliae to successfully colonize Citrus limon plants and the influence of seedling age on endophytic colonization success was examined. Three, 4, and 6 months old seedlings were inoculated with 10 mL of 1 × 108 conidial·mL−1 suspensions of each of the four fungal strains via foliar spraying. All fungal strains successfully colonized citrus seedlings and were sustained up to 2 months in colonized plants irrespective of the seedling age, with differences in the mean percentage colonization recorded at various post-inoculation periods among the fungal strains. The highest percent endophytic fungi recovery rate was recorded in the 3 months old seedlings, where fungal mycelia of inoculated fungi were successfully re-isolated from 65.6% of the untreated newly developed leaf and stem tissues. One strain of B. bassiana, BB Fafu-12, significantly improved seedling height and leaf number. The study demonstrates the influence of seedling age on B. bassiana and M. anisopliae successful colonization in the citrus plant.
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APA

B.S, B (2024). Effects of seedling age on colonization patterns of Citrus limon plants by endophytic Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae and their influence on seedlings growth.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-seedling-age-on-colonization-patterns-of-citrus-limon-plants-by-endophytic-beauveria-bassiana-and-metarhizium-anisopliae-and-their-influence-on-seedlings-growth

MLA 8th

B.S, Bamisile "Effects of seedling age on colonization patterns of Citrus limon plants by endophytic Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae and their influence on seedlings growth." Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-seedling-age-on-colonization-patterns-of-citrus-limon-plants-by-endophytic-beauveria-bassiana-and-metarhizium-anisopliae-and-their-influence-on-seedlings-growth. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

MLA7

B.S, Bamisile . "Effects of seedling age on colonization patterns of Citrus limon plants by endophytic Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae and their influence on seedlings growth.". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-seedling-age-on-colonization-patterns-of-citrus-limon-plants-by-endophytic-beauveria-bassiana-and-metarhizium-anisopliae-and-their-influence-on-seedlings-growth >.

Chicago

B.S, Bamisile . "Effects of seedling age on colonization patterns of Citrus limon plants by endophytic Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae and their influence on seedlings growth." Afribary (2024). Accessed May 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-seedling-age-on-colonization-patterns-of-citrus-limon-plants-by-endophytic-beauveria-bassiana-and-metarhizium-anisopliae-and-their-influence-on-seedlings-growth