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Fusarium sporotrichioides
(kernel rot of maize)

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Fusarium sporotrichioides (kernel rot of maize)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 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
  • Fusarium sporotrichioides subsp. minus (Wollenw.) Raillo
  • Fusarium sporotrichioides var. minor Wollenw.
  • Fusarium sporotrichioides var. minus Wollenw.
  • Fusarium tricinctum (Corda) Sacc. (emend Snyder & Hansen, pro parte)

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: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

EgyptPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
EswatiniPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
KenyaPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
NigeriaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
Sierra LeonePresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
SomaliaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
South AfricaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
TanzaniaPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)

Asia

ArmeniaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
AzerbaijanPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
BahrainPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
ChinaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Inner MongoliaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-YunnanPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
GeorgiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
Hong KongPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
IndiaPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-BiharPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Himachal PradeshPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Jammu and KashmirPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Madhya PradeshPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-RajasthanPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Tamil NaduPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Uttar PradeshPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
IranPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
JapanPresentSeemüller (1968); CABI and EPPO (2009); Herb IMI (Undated)
KazakhstanPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
MalaysiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-SabahPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
PakistanPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
South KoreaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
ThailandPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
TurkeyPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
UzbekistanPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2009)

Europe

AustriaPresentSeemüller (1968); CABI and EPPO (2009)
BelarusPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
BelgiumPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
BulgariaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
CroatiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
CyprusPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
CzechiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
DenmarkPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
EstoniaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
FinlandPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
FrancePresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
GermanyPresentSeemüller (1968); CABI and EPPO (2009)
HungaryPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
IrelandPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
ItalyPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-SicilyPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
LithuaniaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
NetherlandsPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
NorwayPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
PolandPresentSeemüller (1968); CABI and EPPO (2009)
PortugalPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
RussiaPresentSeemüller (1968); CABI and EPPO (2009); Herb IMI (Undated)
-Central RussiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Eastern SiberiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Russian Far EastPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Southern RussiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Western SiberiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
SerbiaPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2009)
SlovakiaPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2009); Ivanová et al. (2016)
SpainPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
SwitzerlandPresentDorn et al. (2009)
UkrainePresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
United KingdomPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009);
-Channel IslandsPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-Northern IrelandPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-ScotlandPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)

North America

BarbadosPresent, Few occurrencesHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
CanadaPresent, WidespreadSeemüller (1968); CABI and EPPO (2009); Herb IMI (Undated)
-AlbertaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-British ColumbiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-ManitobaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-New BrunswickPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-OntarioPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-QuebecPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-SaskatchewanPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
GuatemalaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
MexicoPresent, Few occurrencesCABI and EPPO (2009)
Puerto RicoPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
United StatesPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-ArkansasPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-ConnecticutPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-IdahoPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-IllinoisPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-IowaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-MainePresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-MarylandPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-MinnesotaPresent, WidespreadCABI and EPPO (2009)
-MissouriPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-MontanaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-NebraskaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-New YorkPresentSherbakoff (1915); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-North DakotaPresent, WidespreadCABI and EPPO (2009)
-OhioPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-OregonPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-South DakotaPresent, WidespreadCABI and EPPO (2009)
-VirginiaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-WashingtonPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-WisconsinPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-WyomingPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)

Oceania

AustraliaPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-New South WalesPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-QueenslandPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-VictoriaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Western AustraliaPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
New ZealandPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
Papua New GuineaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
BrazilPresentHerb IMI (Undated); CABI and EPPO (2009)
-Rio Grande do NortePresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
-Rio Grande do SulPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)
ChilePresentMoya-Elizondo et al. (2013)
GuyanaPresentCABI and EPPO (2009)

Growth Stages

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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 hyphae; spores Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually invisible
Growing medium accompanying plants spores
True seeds (inc. grain) hyphae; 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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