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First report of Phytophthora capsici in the Lao PDR

Callaghan, S.E., Williams, A.P., Burgess, T., White, D., Keovorlajak, T., Phitsanoukane, P., Phantavong, S., Vilavong, S., Ireland, K.B., Duckitt, G.S. and Burgess, L.W. (2016) First report of Phytophthora capsici in the Lao PDR. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 11 (1). Article number 22.

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Phytophthora capsici is reported for the first time in the Lao PDR. It was isolated from soil collected from the root zone of wilting red chilli (Capsicum annuum) plants in a polyhouse farm in Paksong district of Champasak province. The wilting chilli plants had typical symptoms of infection by P. capsici including root rot and necrosis of the outer cortex of the stem base. The isolate was identified using morphological and molecular markers. A pathogenicity trial demonstrated that the culture was pathogenic to a local cultivar of chilli seedlings.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © 2016, Australasian Plant Pathology Society Inc.
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