Stem and root rot of gentian caused by Fusarium avenaceum
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Stem and root rot was observed in gentian plants (Gentiana triflora) in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, in 2016. A fungal isolate from diseased root was identified as Fusariumavenaceum based on morphological characteristics and DNA sequence data. Inoculation of gentian plants with this isolate produced a similar stem and root rot. F.avenaceum is thus proposed as a new pathogen causing stem and root rot of gentian.
KeywordsFusariumavenaceum Gentian Stem and root rot
The author thanks Mr. K. Seto for providing gentian plants and Ms. H. Nagao for assistance in the field.
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