Journal of General Plant Pathology

, Volume 84, Issue 6, pp 407–413 | Cite as

Morphological and molecular characterization of Fusarium tricinctum causing postharvest fruit rot of pumpkin in Korea

  • Md. Aktaruzzaman
  • Tania Afroz
  • Young-Gyu Lee
  • Byung-Sup KimEmail author
Disease Note


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.


Fruit 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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Human and animal rights statement

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Md. Aktaruzzaman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tania Afroz
    • 1
    • 3
  • Young-Gyu Lee
    • 2
  • Byung-Sup Kim
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.East Coast Life Science InstituteGangneung-Wonju National UniversityGangneungRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.National Institute of Crop Science, Highland Agriculture Research InstituteRural Development AdministrationDaegwallyeongRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Plant ScienceGangneung-Wonju National UniversityGangneungRepublic of Korea

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