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Abstract

Ramichloridium apiculatum, a new record for China, causing sooty blotch and flyspeck.

Abstract

Ramichloridium apiculatum associated with sooty blotch and flyspeck is described and reported for the first time in China. The strains were isolated from the cuticle of pear and apple collected from orchards in Anhui and Jiangsu Provinces. Morphological characters and phylogenetic analysis, based on ITS sequences, indicated that the fungus is distinct from the other known species in the genus Ramichloridium.