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Abstract

First report of Fusarium root rot of Solanum melongena caused by Fusarium solani in China.

Abstract

In May 2015, a severe root rot was observed on aubergines, resulting in significant damages and yield losses in Gansu Province, China. Disease symptoms included wilted foliage, stunted plants, brown discolored stems and root rot. Whitish mycelia were observed covering surface of roots. The causal pathogen was identified as Haematonectria haematococca based on morphological, molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of H. haematococca as the causal agent of Fusarium root rot on aubergines in China.