Disease:Pink Rot

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{{New Disease|Author=WikiSysop|Link=http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r607100311.html|Description=Pink rot appears as a decay of tubers that usually begins at or near the stem end of potatoes in the field or through eyes of potatoes in storage. Infected tissue becomes somewhat rubbery but not discolored. When an infected tuber is cut, the rotted portion is delineated by a dark line at its margin. With exposure to air, the surface of the decay turns a salmon pink color, which later turns to brown and then finally black. Roots and lower stems may also rot, causing a wilt and early dying of plants. The spread of pink rot may continue in storage.}}{{PathogenDisease
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{{New Disease|Author=WikiSysop|Approved=true|Link=http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r607100311.html|Description=Pink rot appears as a decay of tubers that usually begins at or near the stem end of potatoes in the field or through eyes of potatoes in storage. Infected tissue becomes somewhat rubbery but not discolored. When an infected tuber is cut, the rotted portion is delineated by a dark line at its margin. With exposure to air, the surface of the decay turns a salmon pink color, which later turns to brown and then finally black. Roots and lower stems may also rot, causing a wilt and early dying of plants. The spread of pink rot may continue in storage.}}{{PathogenDisease
 
|Pathogen=Species:Phytophthora
 
|Pathogen=Species:Phytophthora
 
|Susceptible=Species:Solanum tuberosum
 
|Susceptible=Species:Solanum tuberosum
 
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Latest revision as of 10:02, 9 April 2014

Pink rot appears as a decay of tubers that usually begins at or near the stem end of potatoes in the field or through eyes of potatoes in storage. Infected tissue becomes somewhat rubbery but not discolored. When an infected tuber is cut, the rotted portion is delineated by a dark line at its margin. With exposure to air, the surface of the decay turns a salmon pink color, which later turns to brown and then finally black. Roots and lower stems may also rot, causing a wilt and early dying of plants. The spread of pink rot may continue in storage.

[edit] Presence among species

Pathogen Susceptible Host
Phytophthora Solanum tuberosum
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