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The Plant Pathology Journal 2008;24(1):97-100.
DOI:    Published online March 31, 2008.
First Report of a Foliar Nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae (Aphelenchidae) on Stachys riederi var. japonica, a Medicinal Plant, in Korea
Zakaullah Khan, Seon Hye Son, Hyeon Dong Shin, Young Ho Kim
Leaf blight symptoms and abnormal defoliation were found on Stachys riederi var. japonica, a medicinal plant, grown at Hongcheon, Gangwon province, Korea in 2007. A foliar nematode, Aphelenchoides fragariae was isolated from infected leaf tissues. The symptoms observed on host plant were leaf blotching, discoloration and browning of tissues, tan-colored interveinal necrotic lesions and large dead patches of necrotic tissues. This is the first report of A. fragariae occurring on S. riederi var. japonica.
Key Words: Aphelenchoides fragariae, description, new record, Stachys riederi var. japonica, symptomatology
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