First report of shoot blight of persimmon caused by Diaporthe neotheicola in Australia

Golzar, H. and Wang, C. and Tan, Y. P. and Shivas, R. G. (2012) First report of shoot blight of persimmon caused by Diaporthe neotheicola in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 7 (1). pp. 115-117.


Shoot blight symptom was found on persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in southern Western Australia in December 2010. The pathogen was isolated and identified as Diaporthe neotheicola on the basis of morphology, sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and the translation elongation factor 1-α (TEF). A pathogenicity test was conducted and Koch's postulates were fulfilled by re-isolation of the fungus from diseased tissues. This is the first report of D. neotheicola causing shoot blight on persimmon in Australia and worldwide.

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Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 22:20
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Diospyros kaki; Phomopis; Shoot blight; Teleomorph;
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300409 Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820210 Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
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