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Abstract

First report of rosemary leaf spot caused by Nigrospora oryzae in Iran.

Abstract

In November 2012, leaf spot symptoms were observed during a survey of rosemary fields in Kerman, Iran. Out of approximately 150 rosemary plants examined, more than 45% had leaf spots. The causal pathogen was identified as Khuskia oryzae based on cultural, morphological and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of K. oryzae on rosemary in Iran.