First Report of Passalora concors (Casp.) Causing Cercospora Leaf Blotch in the Andean Region of Cochabamba, Bolivia
Departamento de Fitotecnia y Producción Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias Agrícolas, Pecuarias, Forestales y Veterinarias “Dr. Martin Cárdenas”, Universidad Mayor de San Simón. Cochabamba, Bolivia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Morante MC
Departamento de Fitotecnia y Producción Vegetal
Facultad de Ciencias Agrícolas, Pecuarias
Forestales y Veterinarias “Dr. Martin Cárdenas”
Universidad Mayor de San Simón. Cochabamba, Bolivia
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Received date: March 02, 2014; Accepted date: March 29, 2014; Published date: April 07, 2014
Citation: Morante MC (2014) First Report of Passalora concors (Casp.) Causing Cercospora Leaf Blotch in the Andean Region of Cochabamba, Bolivia. J Plant Pathol Microb 5:221. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000221
Copyright: © 2014 Morante MC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cercospora leaf blotch-infected plants of the native potato variety Waych’a Paceña (Solanum tuberosum subsp. andigena), collected between November and December of 2011 in the Piucilla-Morochata area of the Andean region of Cochabamba, Bolivia, were examined to determine the causal agent of the disease. The infecting pathogen was identified as Passalora concors (Syn. Cercospora concors (Casp.). This is the first report of this fungus causing Cercospora leaf blotch in the Andean highlands of Bolivia.