Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 1

Bacterial Diseases of Rice: An Overview

Sujoy Saha1, Ruchi Garg1, Arunava Biswas2 and A.B. Rai1

1ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research,Varanasi - 221 305, India. 2Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal, India.

Received on 06 April 2014 and accepted on 19 August 2014



Bacterial diseases of rice are a major bottleneck towards a sustainable productivity. They are of paramount global importance, especially in the Asian countries. Extensive work has been done on the management of these diseases especially bacterial leaf blight which includes breeding for the tolerant varieties and chemical treatment. Several resistant genes have been isolated for the use in breeding of the future.

Keywords : Rice, Bacterial Diseases, Resistance, Management.