Molecular evidence reveals presence of Albugo candida on Brassicajuncea var rugosa in northeast India.
White rust was observed on plants of laipatta (Brassica juncea var rugosa) during December 2013. Host plant (leaves) is used for vegetable purpose in this region. Morphological and molecular evidence based on ITS and cox2 region confirmed the presence of Albugo candida on this host. To our knowledge, this is the first confirmed record of this pathogen on this host. This information will be useful to breeders and also help in devising management strategies in future.