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The distribution and host range of the banana fusarium wilt fungus, fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense , in Asia

dc.contributor.authorMostert, Dianeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMolina, Agustin B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDaniells, Jeffen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorFourie, Gerdaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHermanto, Caturen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorChao, Chih- Pingen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorFabregar, Emilyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSinohin, Vida G.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMasdek, Niken_ZA
dc.contributor.authorThangavelu, Ramanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLi, Chunyuen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYi, Ganyunen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMostert, Lizelen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorViljoen, Altusen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-01T09:24:35Z
dc.date.available2017-09-01T09:24:35Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMostert, D., et al. 2017. The distribution and host range of the banana fusarium wilt fungus, fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense , in Asia. PLoS ONE, 12(7): e0181630, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0181630en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0181630
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102162
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mostert, D., et al. 2017. The distribution and host range of the banana fusarium wilt fungus, fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense , in Asia. PLoS ONE, 12(7): e0181630, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0181630.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://journals.plos.org/plosoneen_ZA
dc.descriptionPublication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractFusarium oxysporum formae specialis cubense (Foc) is a soil-borne fungus that causes Fusarium wilt, which is considered to be the most destructive disease of bananas. The fungus is believed to have evolved with its host in the Indo-Malayan region, and from there it was spread to other banana-growing areas with infected planting material. The diversity and distribution of Foc in Asia was investigated. A total of 594 F. oxysporum isolates collected in ten Asian countries were identified by vegetative compatibility groups (VCGs) analysis. To simplify the identification process, the isolates were first divided into DNA lineages using PCR-RFLP analysis. Six lineages and 14 VCGs, representing three Foc races, were identified in this study. The VCG complex 0124/5 was most common in the Indian subcontinent, Vietnam and Cambodia; whereas the VCG complex 01213/16 dominated in the rest of Asia. Sixty-nine F. oxysporum isolates in this study did not match any of the known VCG tester strains. In this study, Foc VCG diversity in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka was determined for the first time and VCGs 01221 and 01222 were first reported from Cambodia and Vietnam. New associations of Foc VCGs and banana cultivars were recorded in all the countries where the fungus was collected. Information obtained in this study could help Asian countries to develop and implement regulatory measures to prevent the incursion of Foc into areas where it does not yet occur. It could also facilitate the deployment of disease resistant banana varieties in infested areas.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181630
dc.format.extent24 pages : illustrations, mapsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_ZA
dc.subjectBananas -- Asiaen_ZA
dc.subjectBananas -- Diseases and pestsen_ZA
dc.subjectFusarium oxysporum formae specialis cubense (Foc) -- Distributionen_ZA
dc.subjectFusarium oxysporum formae specialis cubense (Foc) -- Diversityen_ZA
dc.titleThe distribution and host range of the banana fusarium wilt fungus, fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense , in Asiaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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