Journal of Plant Pathology (2007) 89, p. S14 (Carlucci et al.)
A. Carlucci, M. Mucci, F. Lops, M.L. Raimondo, S. Somma, A. Moretti and S. Frisullo (2007)
Fungi involved in damping off of cucurbitaceous plants in Apulia
Journal of Plant Pathology 89 (3, Suppl.), S14-S14
Oral Presentation at S.I.Pa.V XIV National Meeting - Perugia, Italy 19-21 Sept. 2007
Abstract: Surveys of diseases caused to cucurbits by telluric pathogens were carried out during every summer in 2003-2005. Plectosporium tabacinum, Acremonium cucurbitacearum, Macrophomina phaseolina, Verticillium dahliae, Rhizoctonia solani and Rhizopycnis vagum were the pathogens most frequently recovered from the root system of wilted plants. Some severely pathogenic Fusarium species were also isolated. Because of their morphological similarity, Fusarium isolates were characterized at the species level by molecular tools. In this note, the first occurrence of F. redolens on melon and F. hostae on watermelon is reported. Finally, pathogenicity tests carried out under controlled conditions showed that F. oxysporum, F. solani, F. redolens, F. proliferatum and F. avenaceum caused severe damping off of melon seedlings and wilt symptoms on melon plants cv. Amarillo oro.
Database assignments for author(s): Salvatore Frisullo, Antonia Carlucci
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