Journal of General Plant Pathology

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 66–71 | Cite as

Lasiodiplodia species associated with Sansevieria trifasciata leaf blight in Malaysia

  • Yee Jia Kee
  • Latiffah Zakaria
  • Masratul Hawa MohdEmail author
Disease Note


In 2015, leaf blight was detected on Sansevieria trifasciata in several states of Malaysia. The fungi isolated from the symptomatic lesions were identified as Lasiodiplodia brasiliense, L. hormozganensis, L. iraniensis, L. pseudotheobromae, and L. theobromae based on morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of partial ITS region and TEF1-α gene. The pathogenicity of the isolates was confirmed after their reisolation from inoculated leaves.


Lasiodiplodia Sansevieria trifasciata Leaf blight ITS TEF1-α 



This work was supported by Short Term Grant (304/PBIOLOGI/6313226) from Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Human and animal rights statement

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversiti Sains Malaysia (USM) PenangMalaysia

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