Biological characteristics and mating type distribution of Phytophthora capsici from China.

Genetics and molecular research : GMR

PubMedID: 24535866

Du Y, Gong ZH, Liu GZ, Chai GX, Li C. Biological characteristics and mating type distribution of Phytophthora capsici from China. Genet Mol Res. 2014;13(1):396-405.
Phytophthora capsici from seven provinces of China were investigated for their mating type, hyphal growth, zoospore production, and virulence. All of the morphological characteristics and the results of polymerase chain reaction confirmed that these isolates were indeed Phytophthora capsici. The test of mating type showed that the mating types of 19 representative isolates from China varied. The hyphal growth and the amount of zoospores produced from these isolates differed and there was no evident relationship between them, which indicated the existence of genetic diversity among the isolates in China. Also, the isolates that were more virulent on the pepper cultivars that we checked produced more zoospores than other isolates.