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Iowa State University

Soybean

Plant Pathology

2010

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Epidemiological Studies On The Infection Process And Symptom Expression Of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, Carlos Cecilio Gongora-Canul Jan 2010

Epidemiological Studies On The Infection Process And Symptom Expression Of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, Carlos Cecilio Gongora-Canul

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Sudden death syndrome (SDS) caused by Fusarium virguliforme (Aoki, O'Donnel, Homma & Lattanzi) is one of the most important soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) diseases in the US. Management strategies currently available for this disease are not always effective, partly due to the high variability in symptom expression that occurs in field environments. To clarify the relationship between progress of root rot and foliar symptoms, soybean seedlings were inoculated at five inoculum densities and were destructively sampled over a 50 day period. Disease severity and area under disease progress curve (AUDPC) increased in response to increasing inoculum density (P < 0.01), particularly for foliar symptoms. Root rot severity evaluated 15 to 31 days after inoculation (DAI) was most highly correlated (r ...