Control of pythium root rot on hydroponically grown cucumbers with silver-coated cloth

Zhi Hong Zhao, Shin Ichi Kusakari, Kyotsugu Okada, Akio Miyazaki, Tetsuya Osaka

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Abstract

Silver-coated cloth (SCC) effectively controlled root rot that was caused by Pythium aphanidermatum in hydroponically grown cucumber plants. The presence of SCC in the hydroponic solution reduced the root rot from 100% to 10% 20 days after inoculation with zoospores of P. aphanidermatum. It was suggested that the inhibition of SCC was caused not only by the silver ion dissolved from SCC, but also by the metallic silver and silver compounds formed on the surface of the root.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1515-1518
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Hydroponically grown cucumber
  • Pythium aphanidermatum
  • Root rot
  • Silver-coated cloth
  • Zoospore

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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