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First Report of Stemphylium lycopersici Causing Leaf Spot on Hevea brasiliensis in China

Publication Date Aug 1, 2022

Abstract

Hevea brasiliensis is widely planted in tropical and subtropical regions and is the main source of natural rubber production. The growth of rubber trees is plagued by various leaf diseases, resulting in decreased rubber production. From January to March in 2020, a severe leaf spots disease on Hevea brasiliensis found in Agricultural Science Base in Haidian campus of Hainan University (20° 03′ 31″ N, 110° 19′ 07″ E), Haikou, Hainan province, China. Spots were only observed on the mature green rather than young and bronze-colored leaves. This symptom has never been reported on the leaves of Hevea brasiliensis. During the early stages of the disease, gray leaf spots were concentrated to the leaf margins, but later expanded forming irregular gray lesions with chlorotic edges (Figure 1A). Eventually, lesions became necrotic shot holed, and leaves curled, wilted, and dropped. Five small pieces were cut from the margin of spots from different infected leaves, and were surface disinfected with 75% alcohol three times for five seconds each time and 1% sodium hypochlorite solution (NaClO) for 60 s. After washing twice with sterile water, leaf pieces were placed in the center of plates with Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) medium and incubated for one week at 28 °C. After 7 days, mycelium developed and colonies were single-spore cultured for further study. One of the strains labeled HN01 developed a yellowish-brown to reddish-brown pigment on PDA, and the colonies were gray and cottony. The colony and pigment feature very consistent with St...

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Hevea Brasiliensis GenBank Accession Stemphylium Lycopersici Growth Of Rubber Trees Potato Dextrose Agar Leaf Spots Dimensions Of Conidia Physalis Alkekengi Temperature Of Greenhouse Sodium Hypochlorite Solution

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