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Title: First report of root rot of hydroponically grown peppermint (Mentha × piperita) caused by a Pythium myriotylum in Cyprus
Authors: Pantelides, Iakovos 
Tsolakidou, Maria Dimitra 
Chrysargyris, Antonios 
Tzortzakis, Nikos G. 
Keywords: Fungi;Mentha piperita;Pythium myriotylum
Category: Other Agricultural Sciences
Field: Agricultural Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2017
Publisher: American Phytopathological Society
Source: PLANT DISEASE, Volume: 101, Issue: 9, Pages: 1682-1682, Published: SEP 2017
Journal: Plant Disease
Abstract: In June 2016, almost half of the peppermint (Mentha piperita) plants (64 in total) grown hydroponically suffered from severe root rot in Cyprus. Initial symptoms included brown to dark brown lesions on the roots that gradually enlarged and eventually caused rotting of the entire root system. In advanced stages, the plants showed severe stunting and poor growth while the older leaves became yellow and necrotic. The causal pathogen was identified as Pythium myriotylum based on morphological, molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of P. myriotylum causing root rot of hydroponically grown peppermint in Cyprus and worldwide.
ISSN: 0191-2917
Rights: © 2017, American Phytopathological Society. All rights reserved
Type: Article
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