European Journal of Plant Pathology

, 123:99

A new leaf blight disease of Trifolium dasyurum caused by Botrytis fabae

Authors

  • M. P. You
    • Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
    • School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural SciencesThe University of Western Australia
  • H. A. Yang
    • Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
  • K. Sivasithamparam
    • School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural SciencesThe University of Western Australia
    • Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
    • School of Plant Biology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural SciencesThe University of Western Australia
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10658-008-9338-6

Cite this article as:
You, M.P., Yang, H.A., Sivasithamparam, K. et al. Eur J Plant Pathol (2009) 123: 99. doi:10.1007/s10658-008-9338-6

Abstract

A new disease was observed on Trifolium dasyurum, with symptoms beginning as a halo spot and developing into a leaf blight. The causal organism was identified by microscopy and DNA sequence studies as Botrytis fabae. This strain of B. fabae was also demonstrated to cause disease on foliage of a range of pulse crops, including Vicia faba, Pisum sativum, and Lens culinaris. This study demonstrates the potential of this strain of B. fabae to not only pose a significant threat to T. dasyurum but also to pulses grown in rotation with T. dasyurum that are susceptible to this strain of B. fabae.

Keywords

Trifolium dasyurumBotrytis fabaeBotrytis cinereaLeaf blight

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