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SILVEIRA, Silvaldo F. et al. Annona squamosa, a new host of Ceratocystis fimbriata. Fitopatol. bras. [online]. 2006, vol.31, n.4, pp. 394-397. ISSN 0100-4158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-41582006000400010.
Mango branch blight disease, caused by Ceratocystis fimbriata, is endemic to the municipality of São Fidelis in northern Rio de Janeiro State. In addition to mango, C. fimbriata was found associated with sugar apple trees (Annona squamosa) showing symptoms of branch blight in São Fidelis. Sugar apple and mango isolates from the same region had the same morphology and showed similar ITS-rDNA sequences. These sequences were also similar to other Brazilian isolates of C. fimbriata sensu stricto. Cross inoculation of such isolates obtained from diseased sugar apple and mango resulted in diseased symptoms on both plant species. This is the first record of A. squamosa as a host for C. fimbriata.
Keywords : Host range; sugar apple; Mangifera indica; pathogenic variability.