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Pistachio fruits rust caused by Tuberculina persicina (Ditmar) Sacc., anamorph of Helicobasidium purpureum (Tul.) Pat.

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In the study, we found rust in pistachio fruits and verified that it was caused by Tuberculina persicina, anamorph of Helicobasidium purpureum, through isolation and culture, microscopic observation, molecular identification and pathogenicity tests of Koch’s postulates. To our knowledge, this is the first report of rust fruit in pistachio caused by Tuberculina persicina.

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Mirabile, G., Torta, L. Pistachio fruits rust caused by Tuberculina persicina (Ditmar) Sacc., anamorph of Helicobasidium purpureum (Tul.) Pat.. J Plant Dis Prot (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41348-020-00305-1

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  • Fruit rust
  • Helicobasidium purpureum
  • Pistacia vera
  • Rhizoctonia crocorum
  • Tuberculina persicina