Volume 7 - Issue 2

Article Number 1

X-ray imaging for detecting lack mould rot of sapota (Achras sapota) fruit


Gadgile D, Lande BR, Dhabde AS, Kamble SP

Received 28 March 2017
Accepted 29 May 2017
Published Online 21 July 2017
Corresponding Author D. Gadgile

The detection of black mould rot infection (Aspergillus niger) in post-harvest sapota fruit was demonstrated by a X-ray imaging technique carried out six, seven and eight days post inoculation. It is suggested that X-ray imaging technology for detection of fungal infection may be useful as an imaging-based sapota sorting system.

Keywords Aspergillus niger – post-harvest disease – sapota – X-ray scanning
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Article Number 2

Potential effect of Piriformospora indica on plant growth and essential oil yield in Mentha piperita


Dolatabad HK, Goltapeh EM, Safari M, Golafaie TP

Received 27 January 2017
Accepted 09 March 2017
Published Online 21 July 2017
Corresponding Author H.K. Dolatabad

Pot culture experiments were used to evaluate the inoculation of peppermint plants (Mentha piperita) with Piriformospora indica. The effect of inoculation was observed in growth, yield, and composition of the essential oil of peppermint. Hydro distillation was used to extract oil from the dry matter of the shoot. Subsequently, GC/MS was used to determine their composition. The largest plant heights, dry shoot and root weights, and numbers of nodes were observed in pots that were inoculated with P. indica. The highest essential oil yield was obtained with P. indica-inoculated plants. GC and GC/MS revealed that P. indica enhanced menthol levels. T-test analysis showed that differences between treatment with P. indica inoculation and control were significant in root length, shoot dry weight, number of nodes and essential oil yield

Keywords Labiatae – peppermint – symbiosis
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