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A report of Rhizopus oryzae causing postharvest soft rot of apple fruit in China
- Khokhar, Ibatsam, Mukhtar, Irum, Wang, Junhuan, Jia, Yang, Yan, YanChun
- Australasian plant disease notes 2019 v.14 no.1 pp. 7
- Rhizopus oryzae, apples, fungi, genes, internal transcribed spacers, markets, peptide elongation factors, ribosomal DNA, China
- Postharvest soft rot was found on apples in a local market in Beijing, China. Based on the morphological characteristics and molecular analyses of the ITS rDNA regions and Elongation factor alfa-1 (EFl-α) gene, the causal fungus was identified as Rhizopus oryzae. This is the first report of Rhizopus-associated with soft rot on apple fruit in China.