First report of Monilinia fructicola on peach and nectarine in China
In 2003 and 2004, peach and nectarine fruits showing typical brown rot symptoms were found in an orchard in a suburb of Beijing, China. The pathogen was identified as Monilinia fructicola (EPPO A1 list) on the basis of morphological and molecular studies. This is the first report* of M. fructicola in China.
* M. fructicola had been intercepted by United Kingdom on Prunus fruits imported from China in 2003 (EPPO RS 2003/175).
Zhu, X.Q.; Chen, X.Y.; Luo, Y.; Guo, L.Y. (2004) First report of Monilinia fructicola on peach and nectarine in China.
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