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Douglas A. Phillips, Philip F. Harmon, James W. Olmstead, Natalia A. Peres and Patricio R. Munoz

Anthracnose is a group of diseases incited by fungal pathogens including those in the genus Colletotrichum . Colletotrichum is distributed primarily in tropical and subtropical regions, although it can also be found in more temperate regions

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Lina M. Rodríguez-Salamanca and Mary K. Hausbeck

leaf and neck anthracnose incited by C. coccodes ( Rodríguez-Salamanca et al., 2012 ) are different from the symptoms incited by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Penz. & Sacc previously reported in the United States and the tropics, which is

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Kalpana Sharma, Joyce L. Merritt, Aaron Palmateer, Erica Goss, Matthew Smith, Tim Schubert, Robert S. Johnson and Ariena H.C. van Bruggen

imported cuttings. Several diseases are common on Dracaena species in the United States and in Florida. These include fungal diseases such as anthracnose ( Colletotrichum spp.), Botrytis blight, and fusarium stem rot as well as bacterial diseases such

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Stanley Freeman

ANTHRACNOSE DISEASE Anthracnose, incited by the species Colletotrichum acutatum , is one of the major fungal diseases of strawberry affecting all parts of the plant during nursery and production stages ( Maas, 1998 ). Additional species of

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Thomas M. Sjulin

strawberry nurseries also produce additional plants for foundation nursery stock and provide cold-stored plants to nurseries and producers in other areas of North America and abroad. Anthracnose crown and fruit rot, incited by Colletotrichum species, is a

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Kalpana Sharma, Erica Goss and Ariena H.C. van Bruggen

carried a latent infection of Colletotrichum dracaenophilum , a new species in Florida ( Sharma et al., 2014 ). Similarly, other potential harmful exotic pests and pathogens currently not in the United States could potentially be imported with Cordyline

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Domenico Bertetti, M. Lodovica Gullino and Angelo Garibaldi

, 2004 ), with a portion of the production grown for export. Azaleas are susceptible to several foliar diseases ( Benson and Williams-Woodward, 2001 ), including anthracnose, a fungal disease that causes leaf spots and defoliation. Colletotrichum

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Lisa Keith, Tracie Matsumoto, Kate Nishijima, Marisa Wall and Mike Nagao

, Phomopsis , and Colletotrichum spp. were identified based on morphological and physiological characteristics and on literature reports ( Farungsang et al., 1994b ; Nishijima et al., 2002 ). Temperature effects on mycelial growth. Five replicate, 10-cm

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Oleg Daugovish, Hai Su and W. Douglas Gubler

The United States is the largest producer of strawberries in the world, with over 85% of fresh market fruit produced in California ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2005 ). Anthracnose, caused by Colletotrichum acutatum , is a major disease in

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Oleg Daugovish, Mark Bolda, Sukhwinder Kaur, Maren J. Mochizuki, Daniel Marcum and Lynn Epstein

coastal fruit production areas in California ( Strand, 2008 ). Colletotrichum acutatum Simmonds causes anthracnose of strawberry in California and is an internationally regulated pest ( EPPO, 2004 ). The disease is generally asymptomatic in the nursery