Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 52 issue 5 (october 2018) : 512-517

Shrimp shells, Chitin and chitosan powders effect on growth of Lycopersicon esculentum and their ability to induce resistance against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici attack

Rkhaila Amine, Ounine Khadija
1Ibn Tofail University, Campus University, BP 133 Kenitra, Morroco.
Cite article:- Amine Rkhaila, Khadija Ounine (2018). Shrimp shells, Chitin and chitosan powders effect on growth of Lycopersicon esculentum and their ability to induce resistance against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici attack. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(5): 512-517. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-305.
The potential of co-products of shrimp shells on the germination parameters, growth, and for inducing defense reactions in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) plants inoculated with Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici (FORL) was investigated in vitro and in vivo.It was found that chitosan at 50mg/l increased the germination percentage by 2.66%; the shrimp shells powder at 50mg/l was best in increasing the length of radical and length and weight of hypocotyl in vitro. In Vivo, chitosan at 50mg/l increased length, fresh/dry weight of aerial and radicle parts compared to control. An inhibition of FORL growth in vitro was obtained by addition of chitosan at 100mg/l. In addition, chitin at 25 mg/l decreased the foliar alteration index by 73.34% compared to control.
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