EPPO Global Database

Monosporascus cannonballus(MSPSCB)

Distribution details in Tunisia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1994
From CABI Disease map 827 (2001): Present, no details
* Ben Salem I, Correia KC, Boughalleb N, Michereff SJ, Leon M, Abad-Campos P, Garcia-Jimenez J, Armengol J (2013) Monosporascus eutypoides, a cause of root rot and vine decline in Tunisia, and evidence that M. cannonballus and M. eutypoides are distinct species. Plant Disease 97(6), 737-74.

* Martyn RD, Lovic BR, Maddox DA, Germash A,Miller ME (1994) First report of Monosporascus root rot: vine decline of watermelon in Tunisia. Plant Disease 78(12), 1220.
------- First record for Africa. On watermelon near Gabes in the south.

* Rhouma A, Ben Salem I, M'Hamdi M, Boughalleb-M'Hamdi N (2019) Relationship study among soils physico-chemical properties and Monosporascus cannonballus ascospores densities for cucurbit fields in Tunisia. European Journal of Plant Pathology 153(1), 65-78.
------- Important disease in several melon and watermelon-producting areas in Tunisia.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Libya Absent, invalid record view...