Fusarium mangiferae associated with mango malformation in the Sultanate of Oman

M. Kvas*, E. T. Steenkamp, A. O. Al Adawi, M. L. Deadman, A. A. Al Jahwari, W. F.O. Marasas, B. D. Wingfield, R. C. Ploetz, M. J. Wingfield

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Mango malformation, caused by Fusarium mangiferae, represents the most important floral disease of mango. The first symptoms of this disease were noticed in the beginning of 2005 in plantations at Sohar in the Sultanate of Oman. The affected inflorescences were abnormally enlarged and branched with heavy and dried-out panicles. Based on morphology and DNA-sequence data for the genes encoding translation elongation factor 1α and β-tubulin, the pathogen associated with these symptoms was identified as F. mangiferae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Plant Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


  • Gibberella fujikuroi complex
  • Translation elongation factor 1α
  • β-tubulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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