About 90% of Italian production of cactus pear fruit is from Sicily. In 2013, a disease of cactus pear was noticed in minor islands of Sicily, Lampedusa and Linosa , Favignana (Aegadian archipelago), and Ustica, where cactus pear is grown as living fences.Isolates were identified as N. batangarum and deposited at CBS-KNAW Biodiversity Centre .This is the first report of N. batangarum in Europe and as a pathogen of cactus pear worldwide.

First Report of Neofusicoccum batangarum as causal agent of bleeding cankers and decline of cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) plantings in minor islands of Sicily

Pane A.;Magnano di San Lio G.;Cacciola S. O.
2018

Abstract

About 90% of Italian production of cactus pear fruit is from Sicily. In 2013, a disease of cactus pear was noticed in minor islands of Sicily, Lampedusa and Linosa , Favignana (Aegadian archipelago), and Ustica, where cactus pear is grown as living fences.Isolates were identified as N. batangarum and deposited at CBS-KNAW Biodiversity Centre .This is the first report of N. batangarum in Europe and as a pathogen of cactus pear worldwide.
Opuntia ficus-indica; neofusicoccum batangarum; ITS
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