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A New Phytophthora sp. causing root and collar rot on Pistacia lentiscus in Italy

Scanu, Bruno and Linaldeddu, Benedetto Teodoro and Franceschini, Antonio (2011) A New Phytophthora sp. causing root and collar rot on Pistacia lentiscus in Italy. Plant Disease, Vol. 95 (5), p. 618. ISSN 0191-2917. Article.

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DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-01-11-0015


Lentisk (Pistacia lentiscus L., Anacardiaceae) is an evergreen shrub that is widespread over the Mediterranean Region. The species is also cultivated as an ornamental plant in Italy. In August 2008, a survey carried out in a forest nursery in Sardinia (39°57′N, 9°13′E) revealed the presence of symptoms such as wilting and desiccation of foliage associated with root and collar rot on 1- to 3-year-old potted seedlings of lentisk. Approximately 30% of 1,500 potted plants were affected. A Phytophthora sp. was consistently isolated from infected roots on synthetic mucor agar medium. Colonies on carrot agar (CA) were stellate to slightly radiate with low aerial mycelium.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:6583
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pistacia lentiscus, Phytophthora sp., carrot agar (CA), Sardinia
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/12 Patologia vegetale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Protezione delle piante
Publisher:The American Phytopathological Society
Deposited On:17 Nov 2011 15:49

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