Prevalence of bean anthracnose in Zambia and diversity of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum in Southern Africa

Prevalence of bean anthracnose, caused by Colletotrichum lindemuthianum was assessed in four agro-ecologies in Zambia. Subsequently, fungal isolates were tested for race specifically involving race differentials and DNA analysis using Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) and Random Amplified Microsatelites (RMMs). The disease was highly prevalent and severe in the wetter agro-ecology of Kasama and 17 pathotypes were found.
La prédominance de l’anthracnose de haricot, provoquée par Colletotrichum lindemuthianum a été évaluée dans quatre zones agro-écologiques en Zambie. Plus tard, des isolés champignons ont été examinés pour la race impliquant spécifiquement des différences de race et l’analyse d’ADN en utilisant des répétitions d’ordre simples (SSRs) et des Microsatellites amplifiés aléatoires (RMMs). La maladie était fortement répandue et grave dans la zone agro-écologique plus humide de Kasama et 17 pathotypes ont été trouvés.
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