First report on Fusarium wilt of zucchini caused by Fusarium oxysporum, in Korea

In Young Choi, Ju Hee Kim, Wang Hyu Lee, Ji Hyun Park, Hyeon-Dong Shin

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Abstract

Fusarium wilt of zucchini in Jeonju, Korea, was first noticed in May 2013. Symptoms included wilting of the foliage, drying and withering of older leaves, and stunting of plants. Infected plants eventually died during growth. Based on morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analyses of the molecular markers (internal transcribed spacer rDNA and translation elongation factor 1α), the fungus was identified as Fusarium oxysporum. Pathogenicity of a representative isolate was demonstrated via artificial inoculation, and it satisfied Koch's postulates. To our knowledge, this is the first report of F. oxysporum causing wilt of zucchini in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-178
Number of pages5
JournalMycobiology
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Cucurbita pepo
  • Fusarium oxysporum
  • Fusarium wilt
  • Pathogenicity
  • Zucchini

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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