Diseases of Tulip

  title={Diseases of Tulip},
  author={Robert J. McGovern and Wade H. Elmer},
Tulip is the most important ornamental geophyte worldwide, grown for bulbs, cut flowers, potted plants, and landscape use. Major increases in consumer demand in the first half of the twentieth century were associated with the identification of many new disease problems. Tulip is susceptible to a number of diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes including Botrytis tulipae, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. tulipae, Pectobacterium carotovorum, Tulip breaking virus, and Ditylenchus… 
Characterization of tulip streak virus, a novel virus associated with the family Phenuiviridae.
The complete sequences of two genomic segments of the tulip streak virus (TuSV), which is a new virus associated with streaking symptoms, are determined on the basis of a next-generation sequencing analysis.
Detection and Molecular Phylogenetic-Morphometric Characterization of Rhizoctonia tuliparum, Causal Agent of Gray Bulb Rot of Tulips and Bulbous Iris
A unique set of primers targeting the ITS2 region of the Rtul genome were designed and developed and a highly sensitive quantitative PCR (qPCR)-based method for Rtus identification was developed, which was more sensitive with sclerotia collected from the field than with those grown in the lab, and moresensitive with natural-light than natural-dark sclerOTia.
Beheer beïnvloedt relaties tussen bodemeigenschappen en het tulpenmicrobioom
Conventional agriculture relies on high inputs of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, leading to extensive damage to the soil. There has been a shift towards organic cultivation to ameliorate these


Some factors influencing the infection of tulip sprouts by Botrytis tulipae
Experiments have shown the danger of diseased sprouts in tulip bulbs with symptoms of infection by Botrytis tulipae to be relatively small, and the yield of salable flowers to depend on the location and intensity of sprout infection.
Arabis mosaic virus in tulips
  • C. J. Asjes
  • Biology
    Netherlands Journal of Plant Pathology
  • 2009
The symptoms associated with the incidental occurrence of AMV in primarily and secondarily infected tulips and on the diagnosis and control of infection are reported.
Soil-borne pathogens in ornamental bulbs as related to quarantine problems
Improved methods of chemical soil disinfection provide almost complete eradication of nematode populations in sandy soils and application of these methods will further reduce problems given by stem eelworms and free-living nematodes that transmit soil-borne viruses.
Stem nematode on tulip
Tulip stem nematode spread quickly in the important bulbgrowing areas of south Lincolnshire and became one of the most serious problems of the tulip industry.
Breeding for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Tulipae in tulip (Tulipa L.). I. Development of a screening test for selection
Bulbs of various cultivars planted in contaminated soil showed important and significant differences in resistance to fungus disease, which has led to recommendations for the screening of juvenile and adult bulbs.
Pythium root rot has been induced by artificial inoculation and the causal organism has been re-isolated and the symptoms closely resemble the more serious Shanking disease due to species of Phytophthora.
Breeding for resistance to fusarium oxysporumF. SP. tulipae in tulip (tulipaL.).2. phenotypic and genotypic evaluation of cultivars
It has been demonstrated that juvenile and adult bulbs of the same cultivars in Fusarium contaminated soil showed good agreement in degree of resistance, suggesting that resistance is governed primarily by additive gene action.
Breeding for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum in flower bulbs
Comparison of different sizes of bulbs within genotypes showed that screening immature bulbs is possible and the use of indirect selection by molecular markers was investigated in the lily-Fusarium interaction, resulting in promising results for a more efficient selection system.
A greenhouse screening assay for Botrytis tulipae resistance in tulips
A greenhouse test was developed to establish resistance at clonal level of Botrytis tulipae and the influence of factors involved in the screening test and the implications for resistance breeding are discussed.