African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5166

Short Communication

First report of Fusarium oxysporum causing root rot of garlic in China

Guo Fengling
  • Guo Fengling
  • Institute of Economic Crops, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430064, China.
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Zhou Jie
  • Zhou Jie
  • Institute of Economic Crops, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430064, China.
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Qi Chuandong
  • Qi Chuandong
  • Institute of Economic Crops, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430064, China.
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Fu Jiaping
  • Fu Jiaping
  • Institute of Economic Crops, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430064, China.
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Wu Jinping
  • Wu Jinping
  • Institute of Economic Crops, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430064, China.
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  •  Received: 08 October 2021
  •  Accepted: 05 January 2022
  •  Published: 28 February 2022

Abstract

In the springs of 2020 and 2021, with a temperature of 15°C, root rot on garlic were widespread in Enshi, Hubei Province, China. Based on micro-morphological and cultural characteristics, the pathogen was identified as a Fusarium sp. Further, based on multilocus (ITS, EF-1α) phylogenic data, the strains were identified as Fusarium oxysporum. Koch’s postulates were thus fulfilled by pathogenicity tests on garlic seedlings cultured in vitro.

 

Key words: Garlic, root rot, Fusarium oxysporum.