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The Plant Pathology Journal 2005;21(2):164-166.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5423/PPJ.2005.21.2.164    Published online June 30, 2005.
Corynespora Leaf Spot of Balsam Pear Caused by Corynespora cassiicola in Korea
Jin Hyeuk Kwon, Hyeong Jin Jee, Chang Seuk Park
Abstract
Corynespora leaf spot occurred severely on balsam pear (Momordica charantia) at Changwon, Gyeongnam province in Korea in November and December 2003. The causal fungus isolated from infected leaves of the plants grew well on potato dextrose agar showing gray to brown color. Solitary or catenary conidia of the fungus were obclavate to cylindrical in shape, and pale olivaceous brown or brown in color. The number of isthmus pseudosepta ranged from 4 to 20 and measured 36~186
Key Words: Balsam pear, Corynespora cassiicola, Leaf spot, Momordica charantia


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