Penidiella strumelloidea (Milko & Dunaev) Crous & U. Braun
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First report of Penidiella strumelloidea (Dothideomycetes: Capnodiales) as a pathogen

IDENTITY

Name: Penidiella strumelloidea (Milko & Dunaev) Crous & U. Braun
Taxonomic Position:
Fungi: Ascomycota: Dothideomycetes: Capnodiales: Dothideomycetidae

Significance:
Previously reported only as a saprophyte on the leaves of Carex sp., Penidiella strumelloidea has now been found demonstrating pathogenic behavior in greenhouse cucumbers. Symptoms on cucumber included leaf necrosis with powdery spots, and decaying fruit of affected plants.

Hosts:Carex sp. (sedge), Cucumis sativus (cucumber)

Distribution:Iran, Russia


OTHER INFORMATION:

References:
Nosrati, S., S. A. Esmailzadeh-Hosseini, and A. Sarpeleh. 2009. First report of Penidiella strumelloidea as a pathogen of greenhouse cucumbers in Iran. Phytoparasitica.


Warning: The information in this alert has not been confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization and is provided solely as an early warning. Please use the above information with caution.

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Prepared on: 01/27/2010