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Abstract

First report of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici in South Africa.

Abstract

In 2007, vascular browning, root and crown rot were observed on tomato plants in the East London area, South Africa. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici proved to be a causal agent of the disease by means of morphological and DNA based characterization as well as pathogenicity trials. This is the first report of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici on tomatoes in South Africa.