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Alternaria linicola
(seedling blight of flax)

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Alternaria linicola (seedling blight of flax)

Summary

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  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Alternaria linicola
  • Preferred Common Name
  • seedling blight of flax
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Dothideomycetes
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Alternaria linicola J.W. Groves & Skolko

Preferred Common Name

  • seedling blight of flax

International Common Names

  • Spanish: marchitez del lino
  • French: moissure verte du lin

EPPO code

  • ALTELI (Alternaria linicola)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Dothideomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Pleosporomycetidae
  •                         Order: Pleosporales
  •                             Family: Pleosporaceae
  •                                 Genus: Alternaria
  •                                     Species: Alternaria linicola

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

Growth Stages

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Fruiting stage, Seedling stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Roots / reduced root system
Roots / swollen roots
Stems / discoloration of bark
Whole plant / damping off

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
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
Roots
Wood

References

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Beaudoin X, 1989. Disease and Pest Control. In: Marshall G, ed. Flax: Breeding and Utilization. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 81-88.

Cappelli C, 1993. Phytopathological problems of seedborne Alternaria linicola in linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.). Sementi Elette, 39(5):37-40

Cappelli C; Ciriciofolo E, 1991. Observations on the sanitary state of seeds of oil linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.). Sementi Elette, 37(2):33-36; 16 ref.

David JC, 1991. IMI descriptions of fungi and bacteria: Set 108, Nos. 1071-1080. Mycopathologia, 116(1):45-64

Fitt BDL; Ferguson AW, 1990. Responses of pathogens and pest control in linseed. Proceedings of the Brighton Crop Protection Conference, Pests and Diseases. Volume 2 Thornton Heath, British Crop Protection Council Publications, 733-738

Fitt BDL; Ferguson AW; Dhua U; Burhenne S, 1991. Epidemiology of Alternaria species on linseed. Aspects of Applied Biology, No. 28:95-100

Fitt BDL; Jouan B; Sultana C; Paul VH; Bauers F, 1991. Occurrence and significance of fungal diseases on linseed and fibre flax in England, France, and Germany. Aspects of Applied Biology, No. 28:59-64; 8 ref.

Groves JW; Skolko AJ, 1944. Notes on seed-borne fungi. Canadian Journal of Research, 22:217-234.

Hardwick NV; Mercer PC, 1989. Fungicide spray timing for disease control in linseed. Tests of Agrochemicals and Cultivars, 10:48-49.

IMI, 1993. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, No 659, edition 1. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Malone JP, 1982. Flax, Alternaria Seedling Blight. (Working Sheet No. 46). ISTA Handbook of Seed Health Testing. Zurich, Switzerland: International Seed Testing Association.

Mercer PC, 1992. Diseases and Pests of Flax. In: Shekhar Sharma HS, van Sumere CF, eds. The Biology and Processing of Flax. Belfast, Ireland: M Publications.

Mercer PC; Hardwick NV, 1991. Control of seed-borne diseases of linseed. Aspects of Applied Biology, No. 28:71-77; 11 ref.

Mercer PC; Hardwick NV; Fitt BDL; Sweet JB, 1991. Status of diseases of linseed in the UK. HGCA Oilseeds Research Review, No. OS3:76 pp.; 128 ref.

Mercer PC; Jeffs M, 1988. The presence of seed-borne pathogens on three cultivars of linseed. Tests of Agrochemicals and Cultivars, 9:82-83.

Mercer PC; McGimpsey HC; Ruddock A, 1988. The control of seed-borne pathogens of linseed by seed treatments. Tests of Agrochemicals and Cultivars, 9:30-31.

Mercer PC; McGimpsey HC; Ruddock A, 1989. Effect of seed treatment and sprays on the field performance of linseed. Tests of Agrochemicals and Cultivars, 10:50-51.

Mercer PC; McGimpsey HC; Ruddock A, 1990. Effects of fungicide treatments on disease levels in linseed. Tests of Agrochemicals and Cultivars, 11:44-45.

Mercer PC; Ruddock A; Fitt BDL; Harold JFS, 1992. Linseed diseases in the UK and their control. Brighton Crop Protection Conference, Pests and Diseases - 1992. Volume 3., 921-930; 18 ref.

Muskett AE; Colhoun J, 1947. The Diseases of the Flax Plant. Belfast, Northern Ireland: W. & G. Baird.

NEERGAARD P, 1945. Danish species of Alternaria and Stemphylium. Copenhagen, E. Munksgaard; London, Oxford University Press, 560 pp.

Plonka F; Anselme C, 1956. Les variétés de lin et leurs principales maladies cryptogramiques. France: Institut National De La Researche Agronomique.

Scurtu D, 1987. Performance of some flax varieties at the Suceava Agricultural Experimental Station. Analele Institutilui De Cercetari Pentru Cereale Si Plante Technice Fundulea, 54:99-114.

Singh BK; Ramesh Singh; Pant SC, 2001. Fungicidal control of cotyledonary leaf blight of linseed. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences, 9(2):336-337.

Viennot-Bourgin G, 1977. Studies on the mycoflora of seeds. Revue de Mycologie, 41(1):33-48

Vloutoglou I; Fitt BDL; Lucas JA, 1995. Survival and seed to seedling transmission of Alternaria linicola on linseed. Annals of Applied Biology, 127(1):33-47; 24 ref.

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