A new leaf blight disease of Trifolium dasyurum caused by Botrytis fabae
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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.
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- Trifolium dasyurum
- Botrytis fabae
- Botrytis cinerea
- Leaf blight
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- 1. Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, WA, 6151, Australia
- 2. School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia
- 3. School of Plant Biology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia