Plant Disease (2018) 102, p. 242 (Hawk et al.)

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T. Hawk, S.C. Rhodes, S. McBride and K.L. Ong (2018)
First report of boxwood dieback caused by Colletotrichum theobromicola in Texas
Plant Disease 102 (1), 242-242
Abstract: During 2016, boxwood (Buxus sp.) plants grown in Texas, U.S.A. were observed with tan dieback symptoms. Examination beneath the bark tissue revealed discoloration that extended to dead branches. The fungus Colletotrichum theobromicola was isolated from the diseased plants. The identification was based on morphological characteristics and DNA sequence analysis. Pathogenicity of the isolates was demonstrated by inoculation and re-isolation.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Colletotrichum theobromicola Buxus (crop) U.S.A. (mid S)