Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Botryosphaeriaceae Species Associated with Dieback and Gummosis on Plum Trees in Turkey

Authors

  • Ali Endes Department of Plant Protection,  Faculty of Agriculture, Yozgat Bozok University
  • Mukaddes Kayım Department of Plant Protection,  Faculty of Agriculture, Çukurova University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7546/CRABS.2022.02.16

Keywords:

Botryosphaeriaceae, β-tubulin, ITS, plum, symptoms

Abstract

Plum (Prunus salicina) is among the most important and common fruit species in Turkey. Worldwide, Botryosphaeriaceae family, including significant plant pathogens causes disease in several woody plants including plums. Botryosphaeriaceae-induced dieback and gummosis symptoms have recently been encountered in plum orchards in Adana and Mersin provinces of Turkey. In the present study, morphological and molecular characterization of Botryosphaeriaceae isolates were performed and the obtained isolates were identified as Diplodia seriata, Neofusicoccum parvum and Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae. Pathogenicity tests revealed the virulence of all three species. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of D. seriata, N. parvum and L. pseudotheobromae causing disease on plums in Turkey. 

Author Biographies

Ali Endes, Department of Plant Protection,  Faculty of Agriculture, Yozgat Bozok University

Department of Plant Protection, 
Faculty of Agriculture,
Yozgat Bozok University
66900 Yozgat,
Turkey

ali.endes@yobu.edu.tr

Mukaddes Kayım, Department of Plant Protection,  Faculty of Agriculture, Çukurova University

Department of Plant Protection, 
Faculty of Agriculture, 
Çukurova University
01330 Adana,
Turkey

mkayim@cu.edu.tr

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Published

02-03-2022

How to Cite

[1]
A. Endes and M. Kayım, “Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Botryosphaeriaceae Species Associated with Dieback and Gummosis on Plum Trees in Turkey”, C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci. , vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 295–302, Mar. 2022.

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Agricultural Sciences