PILIDIUM CONCAVUM CAUSING TANBROWN ROT ON STRAWBERRY IN IRAN
N. Ayoubi, M.J. Soleimani, R. Zare
In 2012‒2015, a new fungal pathogen was isolated from fruits and leaves of strawberry from strawberry productive regions of Iran. The pathogen was identified as Pilidium concavum on the basis of morphology and ITS sequence analysis. A pathogenicity test was performed on fruit and leaf and P. concavum was re-isolated confirming Koch’s postulates. This is the first report of P. concavum as the cause of Tan-brown Rot on Strawberry in Iran.