Downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora Cubensis); A devastating phytopathological issue of Muskmelon: Review

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Downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora Cubensis); A devastating phytopathological issue of Muskmelon: Review

Muhammad Atiq, Muhammad Khalid, Nasir Ahmed Rajput, Adeel Sultan, Muhammad Usman, Safina Iftekhar, Hamza Shahbaz, Nasar-ur-Rehman, Usama Ahmed, Hamza Tariq
Int. J. Biosci.20( 1), 21-28, January 2022.
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Downy Mildew of Muskmelon is one the most devastating fungal phytopathological issue. Pseudopernospora Cubensis is an obligate parasite and has worldwide distribution. It is reported in more than 70 different countries with diverse climatic conditions with a wide host range that can infect more than 20 different genera of cucurbits. The aim of this review is to summarize all recent advances in research about P. cubensis, Disease symptoms, mode of infection, mode of spread, Epidemiology, Disease cycle, and management (complete guide) for future strategies and development of new varieties having resistance against disease and best fungicides for management of pathogen population.


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