European Journal of Plant Pathology

, Volume 137, Issue 4, pp 663–666 | Cite as

Molecular sequence data of Thecaphora frezii affecting peanut crops in Argentina

  • Cinthia Conforto
  • Ignacio Cazón
  • Franco D. Fernández
  • Adriana Marinelli
  • Claudio Oddino
  • Alejandro M. RagoEmail author


In Argentina, Thecaphora frezii is the causal agent of peanut smut, causing severe yield losses in peanut growing areas. In this work sequence data of the large ribosomal subunit (28S rDNA) of four T. frezii specimens from different production regions are provided. A fragment of about 650 bp was amplified by PCR from each of the isolates analyzed. The analysis of the sequences demonstrated 100 % identity among the four specimens and 92–96.3 % identity with sequences of other species of Thecaphora. This is the first study on molecular sequences of this pathogen.


PCR Sequence 28S rDNA Peanut smut Thecaphora frezii 



This work is dedicated to memory of Dr. Adriana Marinelli, for his teachings and knowledge in peanuts crop diseases. Also thank the collaboration of Ing. GuillermoMarch Ing. Mónica Astiz Gazzó, Fundación ArgenINTA and Fundación Maní Argentino. This research was supported by INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria) Programa Nacional de Cultivos Industriales, Proyecto Específico: Herramientas para el desarrollo de tácticas y estrategias de manejo de plagas y enfermedades limitantes en Cultivos Industriales.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cinthia Conforto
    • 1
  • Ignacio Cazón
    • 1
  • Franco D. Fernández
    • 1
  • Adriana Marinelli
    • 2
  • Claudio Oddino
    • 2
  • Alejandro M. Rago
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto de Patología Vegetal, CIAP-INTACórdobaArgentina
  2. 2.Facultad de Agronomía y Veterinaria, UNRCCórdobaArgentina

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