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SANTOS, Álvaro F. dos; LUZ, Edna Dora. M. N. and SOUZA, Jorge Teodoro de. Phytophthora nicotianae: causal agent of gummosis of black wattle in Brazil. Fitopatol. bras. [online]. 2005, vol.30, n.1, pp. 81-84. ISSN 0100-4158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-41582005000100015.
Gummosis caused by Phytophthora sp. is the most important disease of black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Isolates of Phytophthora sp. associated with diseased plants were obtained from Rio Grande do Sul and their pathogenicity was confirmed. In order to elucidate the correct identity of the fungus at the species level physiomorphological characteristics were determined and molecular studies were conducted based on sequences of Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region. The fungus was identified as Phytophthora. nicotianae. This is the first report of P. nicotianae on black wattle in Brazil.
Keywords : Acacoa mearnsii; patogenicity; patogenic isolate.