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Abstract

Fusarium proliferatum causing head blight on oat in Hungary.

Abstract

A Fusarium proliferatum strain isolated from diseased oat seeds was shown to be pathogenic on two oat cultivars. During the pathogenicity tests the fungus was re-isolated from the seeds, glumes and stem pieces of the inoculated oat plants. This is the first reported occurrence of F. proliferatum, a fumonisin producing species, as a causal agent of Fusarium head blight of oat in Hungary, and indeed Europe.