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Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
Print version ISSN 0100-204X
CRUZ, Maria Fernanda Antunes da et al. Silicon on the infection process of Phakopsora pachyrhizi on soybean leaflets . Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 2012, vol.47, n.1, pp. 142-145. ISSN 0100-204X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X2012000100020.
The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of silicon (Si) on the infection process of Phakopsora pachyrhizi in leaflets of soybean plants grown in nutrient solution with or without Si. Observations done with light microscope and scanning electron microscope indicated that, in leaflets of plants supplied with Si, uredia were smaller and fewer in number. There were reductions of 27, 23 and 60% in the number of lesions, closed uredia and open uredia, respectively, in leaflets of plants with Si. Soybean plants supplied with Si show reduction in Asian soybean rust symptoms.
Keywords : Glycine max; Asian soybean rust; mineral nutrition; resistance.