Journal of Phytopathology (2012) 160, 41-44

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Giancarlo Polizzi, Alessandro Vitale, Dalia Aiello, Vladimiro Guarnaccia, Pedro Crous and Lorenzo Lombard (2012)
First report of Calonectria ilicicola causing a new disease on Laurus (Laurus nobilis) in Europe
Journal of Phytopathology 160 (1), 41-44
Abstract: Crown and root rot has been detected on potted Laurus nobilis plants in a nursery located in the Catania province (Italy). Perithecia referable to a Calonectria species were consistently detected on crowns and stems of symptomatic plants. Based on morphology, cultural features and molecular analysis, the species was identified as Calonectria ilicicola. Koch's postulates were fulfilled by pathogenicity tests carried out on potted Laurus nobilis seedlings. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the occurrence of a disease caused by Ca. ilicicola on Laurus nobilis.
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Database assignments for author(s): G. Polizzi, Lorenzo Lombard, Pedro W. Crous

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Calonectria ilicicola Laurel (Laurus nobilis) Italy