Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection

, Volume 126, Issue 5, pp 475–477 | Cite as

First report of Aplosporella javeedii causing branch blight disease of Mulberry (Morus alba) in China

  • Hanqi Jia
  • Zhongxuan Liu
  • Sungbom O.
  • Chunhua Yao
  • Jie Chen
  • Airong Dong
  • Xuefeng LiuEmail author
Short Communication


Mulberry has tremendous economic importance and cultivated widely across China. In June 2018, branch blight disease was found on mulberry (Morus alba) in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. Based on morphological characteristics and genetic sequences analysis, the pathogenic fungus was identified as Aplosporella javeedii. The pathogenicity was verified with Koch’s postulates. To our knowledge, this study provides the first report of A. javeedii causing mulberry branch blight in the word.


Aplosporella javeedii Mulberry (Morus albaFungal disease 



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31670494).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ForestryNortheast Forestry UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.Pyongyang Agricultural CollegeKim Il Sung UniversityPyongyangDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

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