Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First report of Choanephora rot of ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) caused by Choanephora cucurbitarum in Japan.

Abstract

In summer 2007, leaf and stem rot of ice plants was found in a hydroponic greenhouse in Japan. The causal agent was a fungus identified as Choanephora cucurbitarum (Berkeley & Ravenel) Thaxter, based on pathogenicity, morphology, mating tests, and sequence analysis of the ribosomal DNA ITS region.