Molecular characterization and PCR detection of the melon pathogen Acremonium cucurbitacearum

Abstract

Acremonium cucurbitacearum is a soil-borne pathogen that causes collapse of muskmelon and watermelon plants. Cluster analysis based on RAPD patterns, obtained from use of 25 primers, divided isolates of A. cucurbitacearum from Spain and USA into two major groups. Most isolates from the USA fell into group 1, however, genetic similarity was not highly… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10658-004-2490-8

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