The Growth Kinetics of RhizoctoniasolaniAfter 1 MeV Electron Irradiation


Crops, especially potatoes, are prone to a wide range of fungal, viral and bacterial diseases, including black scurf caused by Rhizoctoniasolani. This study focused on the radiation treatment of the phytopathogenic fungus RhizoctoniasolaniKuhn, grown from sclerotium irradiated with 1 MeV electrons in the dose range from 20 to 4500 Gy. The doses absorbed by the sclerotia were determined using computer simulation. The growth of the fungus samples was monitored after 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours from the time of seeding. It was found that the dependence of the radial growth velocity of R. solani on the time after irradiation with doses ranging from 20to 1800 Gywas nonlinear. Irradiation at a dose over 4500 Gyled to complete suppression of the germination of R. solani sclerotia.

Keywords: radiation treatment, electron radiation, radiation dose, sclerotia of Rhizoctoniasolani, Kuhn, radial velocity of growth

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