Plant Disease (2003) 87, p. 203 (Koike et al.)

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S.T. Koike, S.A. Tjosvold, J.Z. Groenewald and P.W. Crous (2003)
First report of a leaf spot disease of Bells-of-Ireland (Moluccella laevis) caused by Cercospora apii in California
Plant Disease 87 (2), 203-203
Abstract: During 2001 and 2002, ornamental bells-of-Ireland (Moluccella laevis) plants grown in California, USA were observed with symptoms of gray-green leaf spots which turned tan. The fungus Cercospora apii was isolated from the diseased plants. The identification was based on morphological characteristics and ITS sequence analysis. Pathogenicity of the isolates was demonstrated by inoculation and re-isolation.
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Database assignments for author(s): Pedro W. Crous, Johannes Z. Groenewald, Steven T. Koike

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

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Cercospora apii Moluccella (crop) U.S.A. (SW)