The incitant of Verticillium wilt of peppermint (Verticillium
dahliae Kleb.) causes disease symptoms only in the genera Mentha
(the mints) and Monarda. This fungus is unable to grow saprophytically
through natural soil. V. dahliae survives in soil by colonizing
and forming microsclerotia in susceptible plants, living root tissue
Sodium polypectate (SPP) was added to an ethanol-streptomycin
agar (ESA) medium to determine if it would provide a selective
substrate for the growth of Verticillium dahliae and for isolation of
the fungus from soil and plant tissues in the presence of saprophytic
fungi. Sodium polypectate improved greatly the formation and...
Phoma menthae Strasser causes black lesions and cankers on
stems and rhizomes of Mentha piperita L. The fungus was isolated
from infected rhizomes and stems.
The optimum temperature for growth of the fungus in culture
was between 20-25°C; little growth occurred at 5°C, and no growth
occurred at 35.5°C.
Verticillium wilt of hops in Oregon, caused by Verticillium
dahliae Kleb., was first reported in 1956. Later, V. albo-atrum
Reinke & Berth. was also isolated from infected hop plants, and thus
both species of the fungus were shown to be the causal agents of the
disease in Oregon.
Verticillium dahliae Kleb. incites a vascular wilt disease of
mints. Susceptible Mentha piperita L. , resistant M. crispa L.,
and intermediate hybrid 148 were used to study 1) the site of differential
resistance and 2) the role of polygalacturonase (PG) in the
Many more V. dahliae propagules were...