Verticillium wilt

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Verticillium wilt
Strawberry Verticillium Wilt
Healthy strawberry plant (left) and strawberry plant infected with verticillium wilt (right)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Incertae sedis
Family: Plectosphaerellaceae
Genus: Verticillium
Species: V. albo-atrum and V. dahliae

Verticillium Wilt is a wilt disease of over 300 species of eudicot plants caused by one of two species of Verticillium fungus, V. dahliae and V. albo-atrum. Many economically important plants are susceptible including cotton, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers and ornamentals, as well as others in natural vegetation communities. Many eudicot species and cultivars are resistant to the disease and all monocots, gymnosperms and ferns are immune.

Identifying FeaturesEdit

Symptoms are superficially similar to Fusarium wilts.




There is no chemical control for the disease but crop rotation, the use of resistant varieties and deep plowing, may be useful in reducing the spread and impact of the disease.



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