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Abstract

First report of canker and dieback caused by Cytospora viticola on grapevine in Turkey.

Abstract

In June 2018, symptoms of trunk diseases on plants including death of branches, diagnostic chlorotic foliage with necrotic margins, and brownish discoloration inside the wood were observed with an incidence of up to 10% in grape (Vitis vinifera) fields in the Arapgir district of Malatya, Turkey. The causal pathogen was identified as Cytospora viticola based on morphological, molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of canker and dieback caused by C. viticola on grapes in Turkey.