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Characterization of Rhizoctonia solani from potato in Great Britain
This is the first investigation which provides evidence of the relative AG composition of R. solani populations causing disease in potato crops in Great Britain. Expand
Molecular techniques for pathogen identification and fungus detection in the environment
In the last decade, effective amplification platforms, probe development and various quantitative PCR technologies have revolutionized research on fungal detection and identification. Expand
Infection of potato by Rhizoctonia solani: effect of anastomosis group.
Yield losses were greatest and tuber numbers smallest in plots inoculated with an AG8 isolate, suggesting that root infection is important in determining quantitative yield loss. Expand
Diaporthe diversity and pathogenicity revealed from a broad survey of grapevine diseases in Europe
The present study improves the understanding of the species associated with several disease symptoms on V. vinifera plants, and provides useful information for effective disease management. Expand
A TaqMan real‐time PCR assay for the detection of Phytophthora ‘taxon Agathis’ in soil, pathogen of Kauri in New Zealand
It is concluded that the TaqMan real-time PCR assay offers a more time-efficient method for detection of PTA in soil than existing methods. Expand
Anastomosis Groups and Pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani and Binucleate Rhizoctonia from Potato in South Africa.
- N. Muzhinji, M. Truter, J. Woodhall, J. E. van der Waals
- Biology, Medicine
- Plant disease
- 24 November 2015
This is the first report of R. solani and BNR on potato in South Africa using a molecular-based approach, and isolates of AG 2-2IIIB, AG 4HG-III, and AG R were the most aggressive in causing stem canker while AG 3-PT, AG 5, andAG R caused black scurf. Expand
Effects of damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 2-1 on roots of wheat and oil seed rape quantified using X-ray Computed Tomography and real-time PCR
- C. Sturrock, J. Woodhall, Matthew S. Brown, C. Walker, S. Mooney, R. Ray
- Biology, Medicine
- Front. Plant Sci.
- 24 June 2015
The first application of high resolution X-ray micro Computed Tomography and real-time PCR to study host–pathogen interactions in situ and elucidate the mechanism of Rhizoctonia damping-off disease over a 6-day period offers the first steps in advancing current understanding of soil-borne pathogen behavior in situ at the pore scale. Expand
Elephant Hide and Growth Cracking on Potato Tubers Caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG3-PT in South Africa.
Koch's postulates were proven for R. solani AG3-PT causing scab or elephant hide symptom and cracking in potato tubers in South Africa and should be considered in addition to Streptomyces as a cause. Expand
Patterns of plant pest introductions in Europe and Africa
- J. Waage, J. Woodhall, Sam J. Bishop, Julian J. Smith, David R. Jones, N. Spence
- 1 December 2008
An analysis is made of the pattern of reported introductions of plant pests over the 20th century into Africa and Europe, which showed patterns of pest taxa introduced, and crops affected, were broadly similar between continents. Expand
First Report of a Binucleate Rhizoctonia (AG-A) from Potato Stems Infecting Potatoes and Sugarbeet in the Pacific Northwest.
In summer 2012, plants in potato fields in Idaho were sampled for R. solani and the binucleate Rhizoctonia AG-A caused disease on potato stems and sugarbeet roots and was readily reisolated. Expand