FUSARIUM PROLIFERATUM CAUSED MANGO MALFORMATION DISEASE IN PANZHIHUA AND HUAPING PROVINCES OF CHINA
The causal agent of Mango malformation disease occurring at several mango orchards located in Panzhihua and Huaping Provinces in China was determined. A total of nine samples with typical vegetative or floral malformation symptoms were collected, from which a Fusarium sp. was always isolated in high frequency and was identified to be Fusarium proliferatum (Matsushima) Nirenberg on the basis of its colony characteristics, conidial morphology and analysis of DNA-sequences of ITS region of rDNA gene, β-tubulin gene and Calmodulin gene. Pathogenicity of the fungus was verified and the typical malformation symptom was induced in the mango seedlings using artificial inoculation method.
Lv, Y.C., Pu, J.J., Qia, Y.X., Xie, Y.X., Lu, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, H. and Zhang, H.Q. (2013). FUSARIUM PROLIFERATUM CAUSED MANGO MALFORMATION DISEASE IN PANZHIHUA AND HUAPING PROVINCES OF CHINA. Acta Hortic. 992, 423-428
Fusarium proliferatum, Mangifera indica, malformation disease