Detection of the defoliating and nondefoliating pathotypes of Verticillium dahliae in artificial and natural soils by nested PCR

Abstract

In Spain, Verticillium wilt, caused by Verticillium dahliae, is the most important disease of cotton and olive. Isolates of V. dahliae infecting these crops can be classified into highly virulent, defoliating (D), and mildly virulent, nondefoliating (ND), pathotypes. Infested soil is the primary source of inoculum for Verticillium wilt epidemics in cotton… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11104-004-0378-1

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