black rot (Ceratocystis fimbriata ) on sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas ) - 1563473

black rot
Ceratocystis fimbriata (Ellis & Halst.) Sacc.

Host: sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.)
Descriptor: Symptoms
Description: 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?)
Image type: Laboratory
Image location: North Carolina, United States

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Name: Charles Averre
Organization: North Carolina State University
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Thursday, January 22, 2009
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