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Abstract

Occurrence of Verticillium wilt caused by Verticillium dahliae on licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) in northwest China.

Abstract

In 2016, wilt and chlorosis symptoms on liquorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) were observed in three fields with 18, 30, and 36% incidence in Guazhou, Gansu, China. The causal pathogen was isolated and identified as Verticillium dahliae based on morphological characteristics, molecular data (sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region, actin gene (ACT) and phylogenetics) and pathogenicity tests. This is thought to be the first report of Verticillium wilt caused by V. dahliae on liquorice in China.