Journal of General Plant Pathology

, Volume 85, Issue 6, pp 440–443 | Cite as

Stem and root rot of gentian caused by Fusarium avenaceum

  • Toru KondoEmail author
Disease Note


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.


Fusariumavenaceum 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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The author has no conflicts of interest to declare.

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


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vegetable Research InstituteAomori Prefectural Industrial Technology Research CenterRokunohe, AomoriJapan

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