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Fusarium sporotrichioides
(kernel rot of maize)

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Fusarium sporotrichioides (kernel rot of maize)

Summary

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  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Fusarium sporotrichioides
  • Preferred Common Name
  • kernel rot of maize
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Sordariomycetes
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Fusarium sporotrichioides Sherb.

Preferred Common Name

  • kernel rot of maize

Other Scientific Names

  • Fusarium sporotrichiella Bilai
  • Fusarium sporotrichiella var. sporotrichioides (Sherb.) Bilai (anamorph)
  • Fusarium sporotrichioides subsp. minus (Wollenw.) Raillo (anamorph)
  • Fusarium sporotrichioides var. minor Wollenw. (anamorph)
  • Fusarium sporotrichioides var. minus Wollenw. (anamorph)
  • Fusarium tricinctum (Corda) Sacc. (emend Snyder & Hansen, pro parte) (anamorph)

International Common Names

  • English: blight of grasses; foot rot of carnation
  • Spanish: falsa agalla del trigo; fusariosis de la espiga del maíz
  • French: brûlure de l'épi du blé; fausse gale du blé; fusariose de l'épi du maïs

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kolbenfäule: Mais; Mykotoxinbildner: Getreide; Schimmelpilz: Getreide

EPPO code

  • FUSASR (Fusarium sporotrichioides)
  • FUSATI (Fusarium tricinctum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Sordariomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
  •                         Order: Hypocreales
  •                             Family: Nectriaceae
  •                                 Genus: Fusarium
  •                                     Species: Fusarium sporotrichioides

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 25 Feb 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

EgyptPresent, Few occurrences
EswatiniPresent
KenyaPresent, Few occurrences
NigeriaPresent
Sierra LeonePresent, Few occurrences
SomaliaPresent
South AfricaPresent
TanzaniaPresent, Few occurrences

Asia

ArmeniaPresent
AzerbaijanPresent
BahrainPresent
ChinaPresent
-HeilongjiangPresent
-Inner MongoliaPresent
-YunnanPresent
GeorgiaPresent
Hong KongPresent
IndiaPresent, Few occurrences
-BiharPresent
-Himachal PradeshPresent
-Jammu and KashmirPresent
-Madhya PradeshPresent
-RajasthanPresent
-Tamil NaduPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-UttarakhandPresent
IranPresent
JapanPresent
KazakhstanPresent
MalaysiaPresent
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresent
-SabahPresent
PakistanPresent, Few occurrences
South KoreaPresent
ThailandPresent, Few occurrences
TurkeyPresent, Few occurrences
UzbekistanPresent, Few occurrences

Europe

AustriaPresent
BelarusPresent
BelgiumPresent
BulgariaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CyprusPresent, Few occurrences
CzechiaPresent
DenmarkPresent
EstoniaPresent
FinlandPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
HungaryPresent
IrelandPresent
ItalyPresent
-SicilyPresent
LithuaniaPresent
NetherlandsPresent
NorwayPresent
PolandPresent
PortugalPresent, Few occurrences
RussiaPresent
-Central RussiaPresent
-Eastern SiberiaPresent
-Russian Far EastPresent
-Southern RussiaPresent
-Western SiberiaPresent
SerbiaPresent, Few occurrences
SlovakiaPresent, Few occurrences
SpainPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
UkrainePresent
United KingdomPresent
-Channel IslandsPresent
-Northern IrelandPresent
-ScotlandPresent

North America

BarbadosPresent, Few occurrences
CanadaPresent, Widespread
-AlbertaPresent
-British ColumbiaPresent
-ManitobaPresent
-New BrunswickPresent
-OntarioPresent
-QuebecPresent
-SaskatchewanPresent
GuatemalaPresent
MexicoPresent, Few occurrences
Puerto RicoPresent
United StatesPresent
-ArkansasPresent
-ConnecticutPresent
-IdahoPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-IowaPresent
-MainePresent
-MarylandPresent
-MinnesotaPresent, Widespread
-MissouriPresent
-MontanaPresent
-NebraskaPresent
-New YorkPresent
-North DakotaPresent, Widespread
-OhioPresent
-OregonPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-South DakotaPresent, Widespread
-VirginiaPresent
-WashingtonPresent
-WisconsinPresent
-WyomingPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-New South WalesPresent
-QueenslandPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresent
Papua New GuineaPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
BrazilPresent
-Rio Grande do NortePresent
-Rio Grande do SulPresent
ChilePresent
GuyanaPresent

Growth Stages

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Post-harvest, Seedling stage

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx fungi/hyphae; fungi/spores Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually invisible
Growing medium accompanying plants fungi/spores
True seeds (inc. grain) fungi/hyphae; fungi/spores Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually invisible
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Leaves
Roots
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
Wood

References

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Artyomova O; Buga S, 2003. Efficiency of benzimidazole group preparations for winter wheat protection against root rots. Zashichita Rastenii, No.27:22-26.

Bilai VI, 1955. Fusarii. Kiev, Ukraine: Ukraine SSR Academy of Science.

Booth C, 1971. The Genus Fusarium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

CABI/EPPO, 2009. Fusarium sporotrichioides. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, No.October. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 1062 (Edition 1).

Dorn B; Forrer HR; Schürch S; Vogelgsang S, 2009. Fusarium species complex on maize in Switzerland: occurrence, prevalence, impact and mycotoxins in commercial hybrids under natural infection. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 125(1):51-61. http://springerlink.metapress.com/link.asp?id=100265

IMI Herbarium, 1900-. Herbarium specimen. International Mycological Institute (now CABI Bioscience) Herbarium. Egham, UK: CABI Bioscience.

Ivanová H; Hrehová L; Pristas P, 2016. First confirmed report on Fusarium sporotrichioides on Pinus ponderosa var. jeffreyi in Slovakia. Plant Protection Science, 52(4):250-253. http://www.agriculturejournals.cz/publicFiles/195371.pdf

Krnjaja V; Levic J; Ivanovic M; Tomic Z, 2003. Fusarium species associated with seeds of alfalfa cultivars. Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding [Proceedings 25th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting and 15th EUCARPIA Medicago spp. Group Meeting: Biodiversity and Genetic Resources as the Bases for Future Breeding, Brno, Czech Republic, 1-4 September, 2003.], 39(Special issue):275-278.

Kuvaeva IB; Boltyanskaya eV; Bykova IB, 1990. Toxin T-2 production by Fusarium sporotrichiella Bilai related to the pigmentation intensity. Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya, 24(5):425-428; 7 ref.

Levic J; Stankovic S; Krnjaja V; Bocarov-Stancic A; Ivanovic D, 2012. Distribution frequency and incidence of seed-borne pathogens of some cereals and industrial crops in Serbia. Pesticidi i Fitomedicina, 27(1):33-40.

Logrieco A; Peterson SW; Bottalico A, 1991. Phylogenetic affinities of the species in Fusarium section Sporotrichiella.. Experimental Mycology, 15(2):174-179; 23 ref.

Moya-Elizondo EA; Arismendi N; Montalva C; Doussoulin H, 2013. First report of Fusarium sporotrichioides causing foliar spots on forage corn in Chile. Plant Disease, 97(8):1113. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Seemüller E, 1968. Untersuchungen über die morphologische und biologische Differenzierung in der Fusarium-Sektion Sporotrichiella. Mitteilungen aus der Biologischen Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Berlin-Dahlem, 127:1-93.

Sherbakoff CD, 1915. Fusaria of potatoes. Memoirs of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 6:183.

Snyder WC; Hansen HN, 1945. The species concept in Fusarium with reference to Discolor and other sections. American Journal of Botany, 32:657-666.

Wollenweber HW; Reinking O, 1935. Die Fusarien. Berlin, Germany: Paul Parey.

Xue AG; Frégeau-Reid J; Rowsell J; Babcock C; Hoekstra GJ; Sparry E, 2004. Effect of harvesting time on incidence of seed-borne Fusarium spp. in spring wheat in eastern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 84(3):757-763.

Distribution References

Abdel-Hafez S I I, Ismail M A, Hussein N A, Abdel-Hameed N A, 2012. Fusaria and other fungi taxa associated with rhizosphere and rhizoplane of lentil and sesame at different growth stages. Acta Mycologica. 47 (1), 35-48. DOI:10.5586/am.2012.005

Astapchuk I, Yakuba G, Nasonov A, 2020. Species diversity of root rot pathogens of apple tree of the genus Fusarium link in Southern Russia. BIO Web of Conferences. DOI:10.1051/bioconf/20202100005

Beev G, Denev S, Pavlov D, 2011. Occurrence and distribution of Fusarium species in wheat grain. Agricultural Science and Technology. 3 (2), 165-168. http://tru.uni-sz.bg/ascitech/2_2011/PQS_02.pdf

Bourdages J V, Marchand S, Rioux S, Belzile F J, 2006. Diversity and prevalence of Fusarium species from Quebec barley fields. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 28 (3), 419-425. http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/tcjpp/plant.html

CABI, EPPO, 2009. Fusarium sporotrichioides. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, Wallingford, UK: CABI. Map 1062 (Edition 1). DOI:10.1079/DMPD/20093245821

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Dorn B, Forrer H R, Schürch S, Vogelgsang S, 2009. Fusarium species complex on maize in Switzerland: occurrence, prevalence, impact and mycotoxins in commercial hybrids under natural infection. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 125 (1), 51-61. http://springerlink.metapress.com/link.asp?id=100265 DOI:10.1007/s10658-009-9457-8

Erol F Y, Tunalı B, 2009. Determination of root and crown rot diseases in tomato growing area of Samsun Province. Acta Horticulturae. 65-69. http://www.actahort.org

Fernandez M R, 2007. Fusarium populations in roots of oilseed and pulse crops grown in eastern Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 87 (4), 945-952.

Fernandez M R, Holzgang G, 2009. Fungal populations in subcrown internodes and crowns of oat crops in Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 89 (3), 549-557. http://article.pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/RPAS/rpv?hm=HInit&calyLang=eng&journal=cjps&volume=89&afpf=CJPS08091.pdf

Fernandez M R, Jefferson P G, 2004. Fungal populations in roots and crowns of common and durum wheat in Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 26 (3), 325-334. http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/tcjpp/plant.html

Herb IMI, Undated. Specimen record from the collection in the Herb IMI Database., Kew, UK: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. http://www.herbimi.info/herbimi/home.htm

Ivanová H, Hrehová L, Pristaš P, 2016. First confirmed report on Fusarium sporotrichioides on Pinus ponderosa var. jeffreyi in Slovakia. Plant Protection Science. 52 (4), 250-253. http://www.agriculturejournals.cz/publicFiles/195371.pdf

Król E D, Abramczyk B A, Zalewska E D, Zimowska B, 2017. Fungi inhabiting fruit tree shoots with special reference to the Diaporthe (Phomopsis) genus. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum - Hortorum Cultus. 16 (4), 113-126. DOI:10.24326/asphc.2017.4.12

Mathew F, Kirkeide B, Gulya T, Markell S, 2010. First report of pathogenicity of Fusarium sporotrichioides and Fusarium acuminatum on sunflowers in the United States. Plant Health Progress. PHP-2010-0915-02-BR. http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/php/elements/sum.aspx?id=9196&photo=5068

Moya-Elizondo E A, Arismendi N, Montalva C, Doussoulin H, 2013. First report of Fusarium sporotrichioides causing foliar spots on forage corn in Chile. Plant Disease. 97 (8), 1113. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-12-12-1120-PDN

Moya-Elizondo E A, Rew L J, Jacobsen B J, Hogg A C, Dyer A T, 2011. Distribution and prevalence of fusarium crown rot and common root rot pathogens of wheat in Montana. Plant Disease. 95 (9), 1099-1108. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-10-0795

Moya-Elizondo E, Arismendi N, Castro M P, Doussoulin H, 2015. Distribution and prevalence of crown rot pathogens affecting wheat crops in southern Chile. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research. 75 (1), 78-84. DOI:10.4067/S0718-58392015000100011

Nivedita Malik, 2016. First report of seabuckthorn wilt caused by fusarium sporotrichoides in India. IIOAB Journal. 7 (7), 1-4. http://www.iioab.org/IIOABJ_7(7)/IIOABJ_7(7)1-4.pdf

Pavlović S, Ristić D, Vučurović I, Stevanović M, Stojanović S, Kuzmanović S, Starović M, 2016. Morphology, pathogenicity and molecular identification of Fusarium spp. associated with anise seeds in Serbia. Notulae Botanicae, Horti Agrobotanici, Cluj-Napoca. 44 (2), 411-417. http://www.notulaebotanicae.ro/index.php/nbha/article/view/10488/7929

Seemüller E, 1968. (Untersuchungen über die morphologische und biologische Differenzierung in der Fusarium-Sektion Sporotrichiella). In: Mitteilungen aus der Biologischen Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Berlin-Dahlem, 127 1-93.

Shahzad S, 2001. Fungi associated with root and stem of betelvine in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 33 (2), 217-219.

Sherbakoff C D, 1915. Fusaria of potatoes. In: Memoirs of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 6 183.

Strausbaugh C A, Bradley C A, Koehn A C, Forster R L, 2004. Survey of root diseases of wheat and barley in southeastern Idaho. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 26 (2), 167-176. http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/tcjpp/plant.html

Swart W J, Kriel W M, 2002. Pathogens associated with necrosis of cactus pear cladodes in South Africa. Plant Disease. 86 (6), 693. DOI:10.1094/PDIS.2002.86.6.693D

Tunali B, Nicol J M, Hodson D, Uçkun Z, Büyük O, Erdurmuș D, Hekİmhan H, Aktaș H, Akbudak M A, Bağcı S A, 2008. Root and crown rot fungi associated with spring, facultative, and winter wheat in Turkey. Plant Disease. 92 (9), 1299-1306. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-92-9-1299

Wang B B, Guo C, Sun S L, Zhu Z D, Duan C X, 2020. First report of maize ear rot caused by Fusarium sporotrichioides in China. Plant Disease. 104 (2), 567-567. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-08-19-1669-PDN

Zhou J H, Du B, Liu C Q, Yang S C, Wang Y Y, Zhu Y Y, 2006. First report of Fusarium sporotrichioides causing root rot of Erigeron breviscapus in China. Plant Pathology. 55 (6), 816. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3059.2006.01470.x

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