Susceptibility of sweetpotato germplasm to rhizopus soft rot caused by Rhizopus stolonifer and Rhizopus oryzae in Kenya

Kihurani, A.W.; Shibairo, S.; Imungi, J.K.; Narla, R.D.; Carey, E.E.

Muarik Bulletin 6: 30-34


Susceptibility of fifteen local and introduced sweet potato cultivars (Maria Angola, KEMB 36, SPK004, Santa Amaro, SPK 013, KSP 20, KEMB 10, Marooko, Jayalo, Mugade, Tainang 64, KSP 11, KEMB 23, Naveto, Yanshu 1) to Rhizopus soft rot disease caused by R. stolonifer and R. oryzae was tested during 1999 and 2000 in Kenya. Roots were surface sterilized, wounded and inoculated with 9 mm diameter agar plugs removed from the edge of actively growing two-day-old cultures of the test pathogen.