EPPO Global Database

Botryosphaeria kuwatsukai(PHYOPI)

Distribution details in China

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, widespread
From CABI Disease map 703 (1996): Present, no details
Tang et al. (2013) consider that there has been some confusion in the Chinese literature about the pathogens causing Botryosphaeria disease on apples. In their study, they found that the pathogen responsible for Botryosphaeria canker symptoms on apple in China was Botryosphaeria dothidea and not B. berengeriana f. sp. pyricola).

Xu et al. (2015) consider that both B. kuwatsukai and B. dothidea are the main causal agents of apple ring rot in China and Japan.

* Dong, G. Z.; Zhou, J. M. (1985) Shanxi Fruit Trees 19 (3), 37-39.

* Tang W, Ding Z, Zhou ZQ, Wang YZ, Guo LY (2012) Phylogenetic and pathogenic analyses show that the causal agent of apple ring rot in China is Botryosphaeria dothidea. Plant Disease 96(4), 486-496.

* Xu C, Wang CS, Ju LL, Zhang R, Biggs AR, Tanaka E, Li BZ, Sun GY (2015) Multiple locus genealogies and phenotypic characters reappraise the causal agent of apple ring rot in China. Fungal Diversity 71, 215-231.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Korea Dem. People's Republic Present, no details view...