First report of Rhytisma filamentosum causing tar-spot disease on Salix koriyanagi

Bok Nam Jung, Ji Hyun Park, Hyeon Dong Shin

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The occurrence of previously unknown tar-spot disease on Salix koriyanagi was observed during surveys for forest disease outbreaks in Korea. The fungus associated with tar-spot disease was identified as Rhytisma filamentosum based on morphological characteristics of the fungus and molecular sequencing of the ITS and 28S rDNA regions of two samples. To our knowledge, this is the first report of R. filamentosum on S. koriyanagi from Korea, following its first discovery on Salix integra in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12577
JournalForest Pathology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020 Jan 1



  • identification
  • internal transcribed spacer
  • large-subunit
  • monitoring
  • Salix
  • winnow willow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Ecology

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