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Identification of Curvularia clavata causing leaf spot on pineapple (Ananas comosus) in China
- Zhong, Lan-Cheng, Ai, Yao-Jin, Chun, Ruan-Hong, Yi, Yu-De
- Canadian journal of plant pathology 2016 v.38 no.2 pp. 250-253
- Ananas comosus, Curvularia, fungi, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, internal transcribed spacers, leaf spot, leaves, pathogenicity, pathogens, pineapples, sequence analysis, China
- A severe leaf spot disease was observed on pineapple (Ananas comosus) in Fujian Province of China in July 2014. A fungus was isolated from diseased leaves showing typical symptoms of leaf spot. The pathogenicity of the isolated fungus was tested and Koch’s postulates were confirmed by re-isolation of the fungus from artificially inoculated leaves. On the basis of morphological characteristics and sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPD) regions, the pathogen was identified as Curvularia clavata Jain. This is the first report of leaf spot of pineapple caused by C. clavata in China.