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First Report of Fusarium oxysporum Causing Damping-off on Paprika in Korea
Res. Plant Dis. 2019;25:94-97
Published online June 30, 2019
© 2019 The Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

Mi-Jeong Park*, Chang-Gi Back, Yunhee Seo, and Jong-Han Park

Horticultural and Herbal Crop Environment Division, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Wanju 55365, Korea
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Received April 3, 2019; Revised May 14, 2019; Accepted June 10, 2019.
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In February 2019, a damping-off disease occurred at the seedling stage of paprika in a commercial nursery located in Cheorwon, Korea. A species of Fusarium was isolated from the diseased plant and it was identified as Fusarium oxysporum based on morphological characteristics and nucleotide sequence data of translation elongation factor 1-α and the largest subunit of RNA polymerase. The isolate obtained was revealed to be pathogenic to the host plant through pathogenicity tests, and the reisolation of the pathogen confirmed Koch's postulates. This is the first report of damping-off caused by Fusarium oxysporum on paprika in Korea.
Keywords : Capsicum annuum, damping-off, Fuasrium oxysporum, paprika, sweet pepper

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