First detection of tomato powdery mildew caused by Oidium neolycopersici in South Africa

Lebeda, A. and Mieslerova, B. and Jankovics, T. and Kiss, L. ORCID: and van der Linde, E. J. (2015) First detection of tomato powdery mildew caused by Oidium neolycopersici in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 99. pp. 153-157. ISSN 0254-6299


Oidium neolycopersici has a world-wide distribution causing severe epidemics mainly on greenhouse tomatoes. Currently, only Leveillula taurica has been reported on tomato from South Africa. However, another powdery mildew species on tomato was found recently. Based on morphological comparison and molecular analysis, its identity was confirmed as O. neolycopersici. The possible means of introduction and other aspects of this finding are discussed.

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Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 06:33
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 04:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative morphology; DNA analysis; Erysiphaceae; Pseudoidium neolycopersici; Solanum lycopersicum; Oidium neolycopersici
Fields of Research (2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
Fields of Research (2020): 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3107 Microbiology > 310705 Mycology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
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