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Protein content affected by the pathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae in different parts of rice cultivars from Chaibasa district, Jharkhand

Anil Kumara* & Priyanka Chatterjeea
*aDept. of Botany, Ranchi College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Received 20th September, 2012; Revised 28th November, 2012

Abstract : Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae is the causal agent of rice bacterial blight disease(BLB). This article reviews current knowledge on the host bacterium interaction by the activity of X campestris pv. oryzae for protein content and its diminishing effect on three rice plants. Faster rate of disease development was found in rice cultivar KRH-2 and followed by Swarna and Jurly. Least amount of protein content was found in rice cultivar KRH-2 after the infection of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae. The amount of protein diminished more vigorously in root and stem tissue extracts of the bacterium infected plants than the leaf tissue extracts of such healthy plants.
Key words: BLB, KRH-2, Swarna, Jurly, Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae, protein, host, interaction.


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