Get e-Alerts Abstract Botrytis cinerea, gray mold is one of the most notorious phytopathgen, causing serious economic loss in agricultural industry. Their phytotoxic effects are mainly derived from secreted virulence proteins and terpenoid-type secondary metabolites. Azole fungicides are commonly used to manage the disease. However, their biochemical effects other than sterol biosynthesis were not documented, especially toxic secreted metabolites.

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It is particularly dangerous in glasshouses, for it is here that it finds environmental conditions which favour its development. Cyclamen flower buds are highly susceptible.

They are of the Moniliaceae family, and are septate fungi: their mycelium is divided by partitions. The reproductive apparatus consists of asci, bag-like cells enclosing spores known as ascospores. The asci are themselves enclosed in an ascocarp, making these fungi Euascomycetes Higher Ascomycetes. The sexual form is not so common and harder to find. Botrytis cinerea is an airborne fungus.

In this form, the life functions of the fungus are in slow motion and it can wait for a number of years for favourable conditions to return. The fungus is well adapted for living on dead organic matter saprophyte and can maintain a long continuous development on dead or rotting vegetation.

Where the necessary temperatures and high humidity prevail as for instance with condensation on plant organs which happens when cyclamen are grown under glass , the sclerotium can develop into a mycelium which produces conidia spores by simple budding-off from specialised parts. These spores are the agents of the primary infection of the plants. Insects, such as bees and aphides, may also carry the spores. Cool temperatures combined with fairly high humidity favour this fungus.

In the case of cyclamen it develops particularly in autumn and winter. A single spore on its own is not generally capable of itself invading an intact leaf or stalk. The germinating filament that the spore puts out can only get inside the epidermis by a wound leaf-fall scar, for instance or lesions caused by other diseases. It can also make use of aged or shrivelled leaves, or of withered flowers. Infection can also originate with mycelium growing in organic matter which the host plant is in contact with and drawing nutrients from.

Water makes diseased organs stick to healthy tissue more, which can lead to better propagation. Once in position, the fungus multiplies actively as a fruiting body which produces spores conidia , recognisable as a grey dusting on the parts of the plant under attack. These spores are a source of many secondary infections. The fungus has a powerful array of enzymes at its disposal polygalacturonase and pectin depolymerase-protopectinase and uses them to make rapid progress in attacking healthy tissue within the plant.

Too much nitrogenous fertiliser, or unbalanced nutrition, also favours its spread. Under ideal conditions for the fungus the incubation period is 15 hours.

Summary table of optimal temperatures for the various stages of development of the Botrytis cinerea cycle:.

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Grauschimmel (Graufäule)

Kazilar Thompson Seedless table grapes trained as Pergola. This variation has been studied using restriction fragment length polymorphism Cineea7 the presence or absence of transposable elements, 3,10 random amplification of polymorphic DNA RAPD markers, 18 amplified fragment length polymorphisms AFLP15 and microsatellites, 5,8,11 amongst other molecular typing techniques. The aim of this work is to estimate the genetic diversity of a local population of B. Quantification of disease progression.


Grauschimmel (Botrytis cinerea) Sauerfäule Rohfäule Bodentrauben Edelfäule

By Susan Jones Take Precautions Now To Prevent This Fungus from Marring Winter Flowers A fungal disease affecting many different types of herbaceous and woody plants, botrytis strikes during cool, damp weather in areas where air circulation is poor. On orchids, the disease, caused by Botrytis cinerea, causes unsightly brown spotting of blooms. The fungus most often affects Phalaenopsis and Cattleyas, but may be found in a wide range of orchid genera. Older flowers are highly susceptible to infection.



A Botrytis cinerea conidiophore Botrytis cinerea growing on a plate with a ring of visible sclerotia dark brown balls Botrytis cinerea is characterized by abundant hyaline conida asexual spores borne on grey, branching tree-like conidiophores. The fungus also produces highly resistant sclerotia as survival structures in older cultures. It overwinters as sclerotia or intact mycelia , both of which germinate in spring to produce conidiophores. The conidia, dispersed by wind and by rain-water, cause new infections. Different Botrytis cinerea strains show considerable genetic variability polyploidy. Gliocladium roseum is a fungal parasite of Botrytis cinerea. Standing water on plant leaf surfaces provides a place for spores to germinate.


Botrytis cinerea

Biology, Pathology and Control. Incorporation of weather forecasting in integrated, biological-chemical management of Botrytis cinerea. Mutations leading to substitutions at amino acids and of beta-tubulin that correlate with benomyl-resistance phenotypes of field strains of Botrytis cinerea. Eur J Plant Pathol,pp. Fungal Genet Biol, 36pp.

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