Image Number: 1563472

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Symptoms
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The disease can also involve feeder roots, stems and cause severe losses in the plant bed, field, and in storage.  The rot usually does not penetrate deeper than the vascular ring.  Tissue near the rot has a bitter taste.  Long beacked perithecia with with viscous mass of ascospores at the tip occur on the surface of the rot.  (cv.PortoRico?)
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Laboratory

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North Carolina, United States

Subject

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Microascales
Family: Ceratocystidaceae
Genus: Ceratocystis
Subject: Ceratocystis fimbriata (Ellis & Halst.) Sacc.

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Subject: Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Image last updated:
Wednesday, August 11, 2010