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Diaporthe species associated with Vaccinium , with specific reference to Europe
Species of the genus Vaccinium are commercially cultivated in Europe for their berries, which are highly valued for dietary and pharmaceutical properties. Cultivation is severely limited due to aExpand
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High species diversity in Colletotrichum associated with citrus diseases in Europe
Species of Colletotrichum are considered important plant pathogens, saprobes, and endophytes on a wide range of plant hosts. Several species are well-known on citrus, either as agents of pre- orExpand
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Female Fertility and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Comparisons in Cylindrocladium pauciramosum.
Cylindrocladium pauciramosum is well established in South America, and has recently been collected from nurseries in South Africa, Italy, and the United States. Isolates were compared with respect toExpand
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Pleiocarpon gen. nov. and a new species of Ilyonectria causing basal rot of Strelitzia reginae in Italy
During 2015, a new basal rot disease was observed on potted plants of Strelitzia reginae in an ornamental nursery located in eastern Sicily. Isolations from symptomatic parts of these diseased plantsExpand
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Postharvest efficacy of resistance inducers for the control of green mold on important Sicilian citrus varieties
The disease reducing activity of acibenzolar-S-methyl (ASM), chitosan and β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) against postharvest green mold (GM) of citrus fruit, Penicillium digitatum, was investigated byExpand
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Characterisation and pathogenicity of fungal species associated with branch cankers and stem-end rot of avocado in Italy
Branch cankers and stem-end rot are two of the most important threats to avocado production. During the autumn of 2013, sampling was conducted in the main avocado growing area in eastern Sicily toExpand
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Characterisation of Colletotrichum species causing anthracnose disease of mango in Italy.
Anthracnose symptoms consisting of necrotic spots on the leaves, twigs and branches were observed on mango trees of cv. Kensington Pride in orchards located in the countryside of Palermo and MilazzoExpand
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First Report of Crown and Root Rot Caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-4 on Coprosma repens and C. lucida in Italy.
Coprosma (J.R. Forster & G. Forster), a genus containing approximately 90 species, occurs principally in New Zealand, Hawaii, Australia, New Guinea, and islands of the Pacific. In Italy, some ofExpand
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Molecular characterization and pathogenicity of binucleate Rhizoctonia AG-F associated to the watermelon vine decline in Italy
In recent years, watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) has been subjected to significant losses due to vine decline in Sicily (southern Italy). During a survey conducted in 2009, the predominant fungalExpand
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Detection of Botrytis cinerea field isolates with multiple fungicide resistance from table grape in Sicily
Abstract During 2009–2013, 302 single-spore isolates of Botrytis cinerea were collected from vineyards located in the most important site of table grape production in Sicily, recognized by theExpand
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