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Occurrence of Pantoea beijingensis on Pleurotus eryngii in China.

Abstract

In September 2012, water-soaked lesions and soft rot of stipes and pilei were observed in China on the fruiting bodies of Pleurotus eryngii, whose growth had halted. The causal pathogen was identified as Pantoea beijingensis based on cultural, morphological, genetic and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of P. beijingensis-induced soft rot disease of P. eryngii in China.