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Induction of Resistance to Fusarium Wilt in Cucumber by Root and Foliar Pathogens. C. Gessler, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546, Present address: Institut für Phytomedizin Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland; J. Kuc, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Phytopathology 72:1439-1441. Accepted for publication 12 April 1982. Copyright 1982 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-72-1439.

Resistance to cucumber wilt (caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum) was induced in cucumber plants growing on a mineral agar medium by inoculation of the medium with F. oxysporum formae speciales nonpathogenic on cucumber and by leaf infection with Colletotrichum lagenarium or tobacco necrosis virus (TNV). Resistance was not induced against the disease in plants growing in a synthetic soil mixture in a greenhouse by any of the fungi tested when challenge followed induction by 3 days or less. Resistance was induced by foliar infection with C. lagenarium or TNV, but not F. oxysporum f. sp. melonis when the interval was increased to 7 days.

Additional keywords: Cucumus sativus.