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Alternaria tenuissima
(nailhead spot of tomato)

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Alternaria tenuissima (nailhead spot of tomato)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 29 April 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Alternaria tenuissima
  • Preferred Common Name
  • nailhead spot of tomato
  • 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 tenuissima (Kunze) Wiltshire

Preferred Common Name

  • nailhead spot of tomato

International Common Names

  • Spanish: cabeza de clavo del tomate
  • French: tete de clou de la tomate

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Fleckigkeit: Tomate

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 tenuissima

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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

BangladeshPresentFatema and Shamim, 2013
ChinaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-AnhuiPresentLiu et al., 2018
-GansuPresentZheng and Wu, 2013
-GuizhouPresentLi et al., 2019
-JiangxiPresentZhang et al., 2019
-JilinPresentGao et al., 2011
-ShandongPresentLi et al., 2011
-ZhejiangPresentZhang et al., 2018
IndiaPresent
-Andhra PradeshPresentSharma et al., 2012
-AssamUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-BiharPresent
-DelhiPresentLakshman Prasad et al., 2017
-HaryanaUnconfirmed record
-Himachal PradeshPresentDurga et al., 2016
-Jammu and KashmirUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-KarnatakaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-OdishaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-Tamil NaduPresentMuthukumar and Venkatesh, 2012
-Uttar PradeshUnconfirmed record
IranPresentBagherabadi et al., 2015
Korea, Republic ofPresentLee et al., 2013
MalaysiaPresentNasehi et al., 2012
NepalPresentIPPC, 2005
PakistanUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Africa

EthiopiaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
NigeriaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

North America

USAPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-North CarolinaPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresentKou et al., 2014

South America

BrazilPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-Espirito SantoPresentMoreira et al., 2013

Europe

Czech RepublicPresent
GermanyUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
ItalyUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
UkraineUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Oceania

New ZealandPresent

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / lesions: black or brown

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Mucor fragilis Pathogen
Mucor heterosporus Pathogen
Rhizopus arrhizus Pathogen

References

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Bagherabadi S, Zafari D, Soleimani MJ, 2015. First report of leaf spot of strawberry caused by Alternaria tenuissima in Iran. Journal of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, 6(3):258. http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/first-report-of-leaf-spot-of-strawberry-caused-by-alternaria-tenuissima-in-iran-2157-7471-1000258.php?aid=54300

Durga Prashad, Sharma IM, Chandel RS, Pankaj Gupta, 2016. First report of hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) blight and anthracnose caused by Alternaria species and Piggotia coryli in India. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 46(1):89-92. http://www.ismpp.org.in/journal.php

Fatema Yeasmin, Shamim Shamsi, 2013. Phylloplane mycoflora of Gerbera spp. and their pathogenic potentiality. Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 37(2):211-217. http://banglajol.info/bd/index.php/JBAS/article/view/17562/12320

Gao J, Zhi Y, Bai QR, 2011. First report of alternaria leaf spot on Eleutherococcus senticosus caused by Alternaria tenuissima in China. Plant Disease, 95(4):493. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

IPPC, 2005. Disease of Crops. IPPC Official Pest Report. Rome, Italy: FAO. https://www.ippc.int/IPP/En/default.jsp

Kou LP, Gaskins VL, Luo YG, Jurick WM II, 2014. First report of Alternaria tenuissima causing postharvest decay on apple fruit from cold storage in the United States. Plant Disease, 98(5):690. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Lakshman Prasad, Dikshit, H. K., Aski, M. S., Devi, T. P., 2017. First report of leaf spot of lentil caused by Alternaria tenuissima in India. Indian Phytopathology, 70(3), 405. http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/IPPJ/article/view/74246/31426 doi: 10.24838/ip.2017.v70.i3.74246

Lee JH, Kim DS, Cho HJ, Gang GH, Kwak YS, 2013. First report of leaf spot in Farfugium japonicum caused by Alternaria tenuissima in Korea. Plant Disease, 97(10):1382. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Li Y, Zhang D, Xu W, Wu Z, Guo M, Cao A, 2011. Alternaria tenuissima causing leaf spot and fruit rot on pepper(Capsicum annuum): first report in China. New Disease Reports, 24:Article 3. http://www.ndrs.org.uk/article.php?id=024003

Li, L., Pan, H., Deng, L., Wang, Z. P., Li, D. W., Zhang, Q., Chen, M. Y., Zhong, C. H., 2019. First report of Alternaria tenuissima causing brown spot disease of kiwifruit foliage in China. Plant Disease, 103(3), 582. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis doi: 10.1094/PDIS-07-18-1217-PDN

Liu, D., Li, P., Hu, J. L., Wang, W. Y., Gao, Z. M., 2018. First report of leaf spot caused by Alternaria tenuissima on Pittosporum tobira in Anqing, China. Plant Disease, 102(3), 676. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis doi: 10.1094/PDIS-09-17-1373-PDN

Moreira SI, Dutra Dda C, Rodrigues AC, Oliveira JRde, Dhingra OD, Pereira OL, 2013. Fungi and bacteria associated with post-harvest rot of ginger rhizomes in Espírito Santo, Brazil. Tropical Plant Pathology, 38(3):218-226. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1982-56762013000300006&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Muthukumar A, Venkatesh A, 2012. First report of Alternaria blight on mondo grass. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 42(2):263-264

Nasehi A, Kadir JB, Zainal Abidin MA, Wong MY, Mahmodi F, 2012. First report of Alternaria tenuissima causing leaf spot on eggplant in Malaysia. Plant Disease, 96(8):1226. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Sharma M, Ghosh R, Mangla UN, Saxena KB, Pande S, 2012. Alternaria tenuissima causing alternaria blight on pigeonpea in India. Plant Disease, 96(6):907. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Zhang, C. Q., Zhang, J. X., Liu, Y. H., Dai, D. J., 2018. First report of black spot in Dendrobium officinale caused by A. alternata in Zhejiang Province, China. Plant Disease, 102(4), 824. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis doi: 10.1094/PDIS-07-17-1090-PDN

Zhang, L., Shu, M., Sun, X., Shi, X., Cui, R., 2019. First report of Alternaria tenuissima causing Nelumbo nucifera leaf spot in China. Plant Disease, 103(3), 585. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis doi: 10.1094/PDIS-03-18-0472-PDN

Zheng HH, Wu XH, 2013. First report of alternaria blight of potato caused by Alternaria tenuissima in China. Plant Disease, 97(9):1246. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

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