Clitoria fairchildiana, new host of anamorphic Erysiphe quercicola in Brazil
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The anamorphic form of powdery mildew is the most common form in Brazil. Traditionally, this group of fungi has been classified based on morphological characteristics and host species. This study was designed to determine the species involved in a severe occurrence of powdery mildew on Clitoria fairchildiana in northeastern Brazil. Based on morphology, molecular analyses and pathogenicity tests of fungal samples, anamorphic Erysiphe quercicola was recognized as the powdery mildew on C. fairchildiana. This is the first report of E. quercicola causing powdery mildew on this species in Brazil.
KeywordsPathogenicity Phylogeny rDNA ITS region 28S rDNA Powdery mildew
The authors thank the Conselho Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia (CNPq) (Grant no. 141343/2016-8) and Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) for scholarship support.
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