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First report of Pythium myriotylum damping-off of shiso

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From September to October 2019, severe damping-off was found on shiso (Perilla ocymoides L.) in a commercial nursery in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The isolate was identified as Pythium myriotylum. As far as we know, this is the first report of shiso damping-off caused by P. myriotylum.

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Accession numbers for rDNA ITS sequences of MAFF 247575 and MAFF 247576 are LC672674 and LC672675, respectively.

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Kawasumi, R., Oda, Y. & Tojo, M. First report of Pythium myriotylum damping-off of shiso. J Gen Plant Pathol 88, 275–277 (2022).

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