First report of cercospora leaf spot of burcucumber caused by cercospora citrullina in Korea

Sun Hee Hong, Ji Hyun Park, Sung Eun Cho, Hyeon-Dong Shin

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Burcucumbers (Sicyos angulatus) showing necrotic leaf spots were found in several locations in Korea during 2008-2012. The causal agent was a fungus that was identified as Cercospora citrullina, based on morphological characteristics as well as sequences of the ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer region. Although C. citrullina has been known to attack various cucurbitaceous plants, this is the first report of this fungus on S. angulatus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Phytopathology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1



  • Cercosporoid fungus
  • Invasive plant
  • Sicyos angulatus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Physiology
  • Genetics

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