Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection

, Volume 125, Issue 2, pp 231–233 | Cite as

First report of Fusarium proliferatum associated with Allium fistulosum L. in Italy

  • Ilaria Alberti
  • Antonio Prodi
  • Massimo Montanari
  • Graziella Paglia
  • Cinzia Asioli
  • Paola Nipoti
Short Communication


In 2016, symptoms of stunted growth with internal violet basal stem rot were detected in several seed production plots of Welsh onion or Japanese bunching onion (Allium fistulosum) in Italy. Morphological and molecular identifications confirmed the isolation of Fusarium proliferatum. The pathogenicity was verified with Koch’s postulates checked. To our knowledge, this is the first report of F. proliferatum as a pathogen of A. fistulosum in Italy.


Allium fistulosum Fusarium proliferatum Stunt Italy 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agrariaCentro per la Cerealicoltura e Colture industriali sede di RovigoRovigoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie (DipSA)University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agrariaCentro per la Difesa e la Certificazione sede di BolognaBolognaItaly
  4. 4.Cooperativa Agricola CesenateCesenaItaly

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