Evaluation of mango cultivars for resistance to infection by Ceratocystis manginecans

A. O. Al Adawi, B. A. Al Sadi, M. H. Al Jabri, I. Barnes, B. D. Wingfield, M. L. Deadman, M. J. Wingfield

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Ceratocystis manginecans has been reported to cause a serious wilt disease of mango in Oman and Pakistan. To identify plants resistant to this disease, 30 mango cultivars were artificially inoculated with isolates of C. manginecans in three trials. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences (P < 0.0001) in lesion lengths among mango cultivars. Similarly, there were significant differences in the aggressiveness of the isolates used for inoculations. However, in trials where more than one isolate was used, there was no significant isolate x cultivar interaction suggesting that isolates do not affect the ranking of cultivars as susceptible or resistant. Cultivar 'Pairi' and local mango cultivars had the longest lesions and were ranked as highly susceptible. In contrast, cultivars 'Hindi Besennara', 'Sherokerzam', 'Mulgoa', 'Baneshan', 'Rose' and 'Alumpur Baneshan', had the smallest lesions and are considered as relatively resistant against C. manginecans. The inoculation results are concurrent with the incidence of wilt of these cultivars under field conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIX International Mango Symposium
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789066054387
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Local cultivars
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Mango wilts disease
  • Monoembryonic and polyembryonic cultivars
  • Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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