First report of Chondrostereum purpureum causing silverleaf disease of apricot (Prunus armeniaca) in Malatya, Turkey


Ozgonen H., Erkilic A., Koc G., Baloglu S.

NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF CROP AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE, cilt.34, ss.357, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01140671.2006.9514426
  • Dergi Adı: NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF CROP AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.357

Özet

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is important in the economy of Turkey. Chondrostereum purpureum causing silvering was observed in apricot growing areas in Malatya, Turkey. The characteristic symptom of the diseased tree was silvering of leaves resulting from fungal toxin. The disease incidence was found to be 2-15% in surveyed areas. The pathogenicity test was undertaken on apricot trees in a nursery, and disease incidence was found to be 22% after inoculation.