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Studies on Diplodia and Diplodia-like fungi: I. Effects of carbon sources on certain taxonomic characters and on growth in agar culture

Authors

M. M. Satour
R. K. Webster
W. B. Hewitt

Authors Affiliations

M. M. Satour was Postgraduate Research Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, Davis. He is now with the Department of Plant Pathology, Ministry of Agriculture, Orman, Giza, United Arab Republic; R. K. Webster was Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Assistant Plant Pathologist in the Experiment Station, Davis; W. B. Hewitt was Professor of Plant Pathology and Plant Pathologist in the Experiment Station, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 39(22):601-629. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v39n22p601. September 1969.

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Abstract

Isolates of Diplodia macrospora, D. natalensis, D. zeae, Botryodiplodia hypodermia, B. theobromae, Physalospora rhodina, Botryosphaeria ribis, and a Sphaeropsis sp. were grown on synthetic agar media supplemented with 23 carbon sources used either singly or in combination. Taxonomic criteria currently used to delimit these species differed, in most of the isolates, with the carbon sources tested. Results indicate the need for additional studies to establish standard culture conditions for use in taxonomic considerations of these fungi.

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Satour M, Webster R, Hewitt W. 1969. Studies on Diplodia and Diplodia-like fungi: I. Effects of carbon sources on certain taxonomic characters and on growth in agar culture. Hilgardia 39(22):601-629. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v39n22p601
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