First report of Phymatotrichopsis omnivora in Libya
Phymatotrichopsis omnivora (Phymatotrichum omnivorum – EPPO A1 list) was recorded for the first time in Libya in summer 2001. The fungus was isolated from diseased grapevine roots. Pure cultures were sent abroad to 2 laboratories which both confirmed the identity of the pathogen. This is the first record of P. omnivora in Libya. According to the EPPO Secretariat, this is also the first confirmed record of P. omnivora outside the Americas.
El-Hady El-Sherif, S. (2003) First record of Phymatotrichum omnivorum on grapevine in Libya.
Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter, no. 37, December 2003, Arab Society for Plant Protection and FAO Near East Regional Office, p 30.