|ISHS Acta Horticulturae 992: IX International Mango Symposium
FUSARIUM PROLIFERATUM CAUSED MANGO MALFORMATION DISEASE IN PANZHIHUA AND HUAPING PROVINCES OF CHINA
|Authors: ||Y.C. Lv, J.J. Pu, Y.X. Qia, Y.X. Xie, Y. Lu, X. Zhang, H. Zhang, H.Q. Zhang|
|Keywords: ||Fusarium proliferatum, Mangifera indica, malformation disease|
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.
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