Identification and Characterization of Pseudocercospora cornicola Causing Leaf Spots onCornus officinalis

In Young Choi, Ho Jong Ju, Lamiya Abasova, Joon Ho Choi, Hyeon Dong Shin

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Cornus officinalis plants that grow in several locations in Korea have been found to be infected with leaf spot disease. Symptoms include necrotic lesions, which are angular, irregularly shaped, vein-limited, and dark brown, on both sides of the leaves. The causal agent of the disease was identified to be Pseudocercospora cornicola based on the morphological characteristics of the fungus and molecular phylogenetic analysis of the obtained multi-locus DNA sequence data. This is the first report investigating P. cornicola found on C. officinalis in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Mycology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jun

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (IPET) through the Crop Viruses and Pests Response Industry Technology Development Program, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) (Project No. 320043-05).

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  • Fungal isolation
  • Multi-locus DNA dataset
  • Pathogenicity
  • Plant pathogen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science


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