First report of Albizia lebbeck dieback caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum in Oman.

Abstract:

:Over 200 Albizia lebbeck trees at Sultan Qaboos University campus wilted and died. The symptoms were dieback of large branches due to infection by Scytalidium dimidiatum. The fungus has also infected Ficus benghalensis, F. carica, F. retusa, Thespesia populnea, Delonix regia and Peltophorum petrocarpum. This is the first report of the fungus in Oman and on A. lebbeck, T. populnea, D. regia and P. petrocarpum. The strain of this fungus has not been found to cause human disease in Oman.

journal_name

Mycopathologia

journal_title

Mycopathologia

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Elshafie AE,Ba-Omar T

doi

10.1023/a:1015200707971

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Has Abstract

pub_date

2002-01-01 00:00:00

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37-40

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1

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0301-486X

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1573-0832

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154

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