Genetic diversity of Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Pouzar causing silverleaf disease on blueberries in Chile.

Blueberry in Chile is being affected by silver disease whose causative agent is Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Pouzar

Abstract

Blueberry in Chile is being affected by silver disease whose causative agent is Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Pouzar. This fungus causes a decrease in the yield of the fruit and the death of the plant. So far, this disease has not been reported in the literature attacking blueberry plants in Chile. The main objective of this research was to characterize genetically the populations of Ch. purpureum at molecular level using the ITS-RFLP markers.

Citation

Rojo, C., Becerra, V., France, A., Paredes, M., Buddie, A. and Balzarini, M. (2017) Genetic diversity of Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Pouzar causing silverleaf disease on blueberries in Chile. Gayana Botánica 74(1), 176–188.

Genetic diversity of Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Pouzar causing silverleaf disease on blueberries in Chile

Published 1 June 2017