Morphological and molecular characterization of Fusarium tricinctum causing postharvest fruit rot of pumpkin in Korea
In September 2016, we collected several fruit rot samples from pumpkin fruit stored in the Highland Agriculture Research Institute, Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang, Korea. A fungus was isolated from infected fruit and cultured on PDA and identified based on morphological characteristics and sequencing analysis of βTUB and EF1-α. Pathogenicity was confirmed according to Koch’s postulates. The morphology, sequence analyses and pathogenicity tests confirmed Fusarium tricinctum as the causal agent. This is the first report of postharvest fruit rot of pumpkin caused by F. tricinctum in Korea.
KeywordsFruit rot Fusarium tricinctum Pumpkin Postharvest
This research was supported by Golden Seed Project Grant (213001-04-4-SB630), Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF), Rural Development Administration (RDA) and Korean Forest Service (KFS), South Korea.
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