Meng Pan, Chengming Tian, Xinlei Fan*
The Key Laboratory for Silviculture and Conservation of Ministry of Education, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, P. R. China
*Correspondence author, email: [email protected]
Chinese Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) is a widely cultivated fruit tree with significant economic and ecological importance. However, Jujube trees face the threat of canker diseases caused by various pathogens during cultivation. In this study, we investigated destructive canker diseases affecting Z. jujuba in Beijing, China. Through morphological comparison and DNA sequence analysis, we identified the causal organisms of these diseases as Dothiorella acericola and Nothophoma spiraeae. This study represents the first report of D. acericola and N. spiraeae on Z. jujuba, contributing to our understanding of the fungal species associated with canker or dieback diseases on this important tree species. The findings also provide valuable insights for the development of effective disease management strategies for Z. jujuba in China.
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