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PAULA JUNIOR, Trazilbo J. et al. Is it necessary to soak rice grains to prepare Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 inoculum?. Fitopatol. bras. [online]. 2007, vol.32, n.6, pp. 501-503. ISSN 1678-4677. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-41582007000600008.
A study was conducted to evaluate the effects on the development of root rot on common bean, cv. 'Dufrix' after treatment with four volumes of water (0, 30%, 60%, and 90%, v/w) added to rice grains previously immersed in water for 24 hours before autoclaving and colonization of grains by Rhizoctoniasolani AG-4. Colonized rice grains and non-infested rice grains were mixed in pots with sterilized soil and sand (2:1), where beans were sown. Based on results of area under plant emergence curve, plant height, plant dry weight, and disease severity, we conclude that inoculum is more effective in causing disease when no water is added to the rice grains before autoclaving.
Keywords : Phaseolus vulgaris; soilborne pathogen; methodology; root rot.