Tomato is an important nutritional vegetable crop and its nutrient contents are affected by both biotic and abiotic stresses. The main objective of this study was to determine the effect of seed biopriming with Trichoderma pseudokoningii BHUR2 and vermiwash treatment on nutrient content of tomato and defense response against Sclerotium rolfsii under heat stress condition. The combined application of T. pseudokoningii BHUR2 and vermiwash increased fresh weight of root (4.8-fold) and shoot (5.8-fold), dry weight of root (6.9-fold) and shoot (6.4-fold) and number of fruits per plant (4.2-fold) as compared to control under S. rolfsii inoculated condition. Plants treated with T. pseudokoningii BHUR2 and vermiwash exhibited higher defense response against S. rolfsii, mediated by higher activity of superoxide dismutase (3.57-fold), peroxidase (2.05-fold) and phenylalanine ammonia lyase (2.98-fold) enzymes and accumulation of total phenol content (5.35-fold) as compared to control plants. In addition, combined treatment was found to have a positive...

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