versão impressa ISSN 0100-5405
OLIVEIRA, Ricardo Ribeiro et al. Pathogenicity of Corynespora cassiicola isolates on different host plants. Summa phytopathol. [online]. 2007, vol.33, n.3, pp.297-299. ISSN 0100-5405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-54052007000300016.
Corynespora cassiicola, causes target leaf spot on a wide host range, including several economically important crops. This study investigated the pathogenicity of 15 C. cassiicola isolates on several hosts, in greenhouse. The fungal isolates were collected from several hosts. These isolates were inoculated on 12 different plant species. The isolates from cucumber showed the widest host range, infecting also six other hosts. The isolates from C. benghalensis and lettuce showed the narrowest host range, since they infected their host of origin and only another host plant. Most of the isolates lacked host specificity. Papaya plant, which showed the greatest susceptibility to the C. cassiicola isolates, were colonized by 12 of the 15 isolates tested. On the opposite, Vernonia sp. and C benghalensis were susceptible to only two and three C. cassiicola isolates, respectively.
Palavras-chave : target leaf spot; Cucumis sativus.