Isolation and pathogenicity tests of Iranian cultures of the shot hole pathogen of Prunus species, Wilsonomyces carpophilus

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During spring and summer of 2007, 76 fungal isolates were recovered from different Prunus species in West Azerbaijan and Tehran provinces of Iran. Based on morphological characteristics, all isolates were identified as Wilsonomyces carpophilus. The occurrence of shot hole disease symptoms on almond, plum, peach and nectarine fruits, apricot twigs in orchards was observed. The first pathogenicity tests with W. carpophilus in Iran, using seven Prunus species, are reported.

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Ahmadpour, A., Ghosta, Y., Javan-Nikkhah, M. et al. Isolation and pathogenicity tests of Iranian cultures of the shot hole pathogen of Prunus species, Wilsonomyces carpophilus . Australasian Plant Disease Notes 4, 133–134 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1071/DN09054

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Keywords

  • Pathogenicity Test
  • Sweet Cherry
  • Sour Cherry
  • Stone Fruit
  • Prunus Species