• Phytopythium chamaehyphon causing corm and root rot of uncultivated taro

    3 monthes ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Taro is a food crop cultivated in tropical areas of the world. However, when uncultivated, taro is considered an invasive plant species due to its ability to colonize aquatic and semi-aquatic areas and replace native plants. Disease symptoms were observed on uncultivated taro growing in water-saturated soil at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Symptoms consisted of corm and root rot, dead leaves, and wilting petioles. Roots samples from affected plants were collected and plated on corn meal agar amended with antibiotics. Mycelium growing on the...
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