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Bacteria associated with rice panicle blight and grain discolouration in Penang

Ahmad Azmi, Nur Sabrina and Syd Abdul Rahman, Sharifah Siti Maryam and Samsulrizal, Nurul Hidayah and Salleh, Mohd Syahmi and Mohd Omar, Suhaila (2022) Bacteria associated with rice panicle blight and grain discolouration in Penang. In: The 4th International Conference on Biosciences & Medical Engineering (ICBME 2022), Virtual Platform. (Unpublished)

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Rice panicle blight and grain discoloration condition is a newly paddy disease that firstly discovered from China in 2020 and recently discovered in Malaysia with adverse impact on our granary production. The symptoms first appeared on the glumes as light-brown spots that progressed to darker brown or black spots, dotted spots that varied in shape and size, hollow light weight panicles, or even unfilled grains. Therefore, the objective of this research was to study the bacteria associated from rice panicle blight and grain discolouration by identifying the causal pathogen based on their phenotypic and molecular characterization. Sampling was done in naturally infected granary areas and the collected panicles have been performed throughout surface sterilization for bacteria isolation until obtained single pure colony. 11 representatives of pure isolates obtained have been identified and classified through phenotypic and molecular characteristics. Based from that, 4 genera of bacteria were obtained. They were from Pseudomonas sp., Pantoea sp., Enterobacter sp. and Paenibacillus sp. Hence, to alleviate this serious disease, a precise identification of the pathogen is required in order to control the disease from spreading which results in a rice grain yield reduction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacteria, Pathogen, Rice panicle blight, Grain discolouration, Penang
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Dr Nur Sabrina Ahmad Azmi
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 09:36
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 09:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/102650

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