Morphological and molecular identification of Melampsora idesiae on Idesia polycarpa in Korea

Sang Hyun Lee, Chan Soo Kim, Kyoung Sik Kang, Sung Eun Cho, Hyeon-Dong Shin

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During extensive surveys of phytopathogenic fungi in Korea, rust-infected leaves of Idesia polycarpa were found and deposited in the Korea University Herbarium. Seven of these samples were examined, and the fungus was identified as Melampsora idesiae on the basis of morphological characteristics. Analyses of the large subunit (LSU) rDNA region of three samples confirmed their placement in the Melampsora clade. In this paper, we provide the detailed morphological features and LSU sequences of M. idesiae for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number46
JournalAustralasian Plant Disease Notes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1



  • 28S rDNA
  • Idesia
  • Molecular data
  • Morphology
  • Rust fungus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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