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Abstract

First report of cercospora leaf spot of burcucumber caused by Cercospora citrullina in Korea.

Abstract

Burcucumbers (Sicyos angulatus) showing necrotic leaf spots were found in several locations in Korea during 2008-2012. The causal agent was a fungus that was identified as Cercospora citrullina, based on morphological characteristics as well as sequences of the ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer region. Although C. citrullina has been known to attack various cucurbitaceous plants, this is the first report of this fungus on S. angulatus.