Phytophthora erythroseptica causing wilting and stunting of tomato

M. R. Gillings*, D. B. Letham

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Phytophthora erythroseptica is shown to cause root and stem rot of tomato in field plantings near Sydney, New South Wales. Symptoms include wilting, stunting, premature yellowing of lower leaves, and browning of the cambial ring in the main roots and 4-5 cm up the stem. Wound inoculations with two isolates of P. erythroseptica from diseased tomato plants resulted in buckeye rot of green tomato fruit, but did not induce pink-rot disease of potato tubers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Plant Pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes


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