Characterization of Citrus-Associated Alternaria Species in Mediterranean Areas

  title={Characterization of Citrus-Associated Alternaria Species in Mediterranean Areas},
  author={Francesca Garganese and Leonardo Schena and Ilenia Siciliano and Maria Isabella Prigigallo and Davide Spadaro and Anna de Grassi and Antonio Massimo Ippolito and Simona Marianna Sanzani},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Alternaria brown spot is one of the most important diseases of tangerines and their hybrids worldwide. Recently, outbreaks in Mediterranean areas related to susceptible cultivars, refocused attention on the disease. Twenty representatives were selected from a collection of 180 isolates of Alternaria spp. from citrus leaves and fruit. They were characterized along with reference strains of Alternaria spp. Micro- and macroscopic characteristics separated most Alternaria isolates into six… CONTINUE READING
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