European Journal of Plant Pathology (2011) 130, 379-391

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Monique L. Sakalidis, Jane D. Ray, Vincent Lanoiselet, Giles E. StJ. Hardy and Treena I. Burgess (2011)
Pathogenic Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Mangifera indica in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia
European Journal of Plant Pathology 130 (3), 379-391
Abstract: Members of the Botryosphaeriaceae, in particular Lasiodiplodia theobromae, Neofusicoccum parvum, N. mangiferum and Botryosphaeria dothidea, commonly cause stem cankers, dieback and stem end rot of mangoes worldwide. In the current study, eight taxa of Botryosphaeriaceae were identified as canker-associated fungi, pathogens, potential pathogens or endophytes of mangoes in the Kimberley, Australia. These include Neoscytalidium novaehollandiae, Ne. dimidiatum, Pseudofusicoccum adansoniae, P. ardesiacum, P. kimberleyense, Lasiodiplodia sp. 1, L. iraniensis and L. pseudotheobromae. The pathogenicity of a selection of these species toward fruit and branches was tested. All were pathogenic to mango in comparison to the control, with Lasiodiplodia spp. being the most pathogenic. It appears that either geographic isolation or the unique growing conditions in the Kimberley may have provided an effective barrier to the acquisition or establishment of known botryosphaeriaceous pathogens. Wounds caused by mechanical pruning may provide an entry point for infection, whilst severe pruning may increase plant stress.
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Lasiodiplodia theobromae Mango (Mangifera indica) Australia (Western)
Neoscytalidium dimidiatum Mango (Mangifera indica) Australia (Western)
Pseudofusicoccum adansoniae Mango (Mangifera indica) Australia (Western)
Pseudofusicoccum ardesiacum Mango (Mangifera indica) Australia (Western)
Pseudofusicoccum kimberleyense Mango (Mangifera indica) Australia (Western)
Neoscytalidium novaehollandiae Mango (Mangifera indica) Australia (Western)
Lasiodiplodia iraniensis Mango (Mangifera indica) Australia (Western)