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Response of Strawberry Cultivars Inoculated with Macrophomina phaseolina in Australia

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Gomez, A., De Faveri, J., Neal, J., Aitken, E. and Herrington, M. (2020) Response of Strawberry Cultivars Inoculated with Macrophomina phaseolina in Australia. International Journal of Fruit Science, 20 (Supp 2). pp. 164-177.


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/15538362.2019.1709114


Macrophomina phaseolina causes charcoal rot in strawberry. The pathogen has a wide host range, is favored by high soil temperatures, and current fumigants are not as effective as methyl bromide. Breeding strawberry cultivars resistant to M. phaseolina has become an important focus. Eleven cultivars were evaluated in a glasshouse trial for resistance to an isolate of M. phaseolina. Plants were inoculated by drenching the potting medium with a suspension of microsclerotia. Plant mortality was recorded for up to 23 weeks. Based on plant mortality and survival analyzes, ‘Albion’ was similarly susceptible as ‘Camarosa’ and a number of historical and current cultivars showed tolerance and/or resistance to the pathogen. The preliminary findings in this study can assist in the development of new strawberry genotypes against M. phaseolina.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:Open access
Keywords:Pathogenicity , charcoal rot , incidence , breeding , resistance
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Berries and small fruits
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Live Archive:01 Jun 2020 02:26
Last Modified:13 Oct 2023 01:19

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