Phomopsis azadirachtae

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Phomopsis azadirachtae
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Diaporthales
Family: Valsaceae
Genus: Phomopsis
P. azadirachtae
Binomial name
Phomopsis azadirachtae
Sateesh, Shank. Bhat & Devaki

Phomopsis azadirachtae is a fungus, a species of the genus Phomopsis. It has been identified as the fungus responsible for dieback in Azadirachta indica (neem) in India.[1] The species was first identified and described by Sateesh et al in 1997.[2][3]


  1. ^ Nagendra Prasada, M. N.; Shankara Bhata, S.; Charith Rajb, A. P.; Janardhanab, G. R. (12 January 2009). "Detection of Phomopsis azadirachtae from dieback affected neem twigs, seeds, embryo by polymerase chain reaction". Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 42 (2): 124–128. doi:10.1080/03235400600982584. S2CID 84610692.
  2. ^ Sateesh, M.K.; Shankara Bhat, S.; Devaki, N.S. (1997). "Phomopsis azadirachtae sp. nov from India". Mycotaxon. 65: 517–520.
  3. ^ Girish, K.; Shankara Bhat, S. (2008). "Phomopsis azadirachtae – The Die-Back of Neem Pathogen". Electronic Journal of Biology 4(3):112-119.
  • Vedashree, S., Sateesh M.K., Chowdappa, P. and Nirmal Kumar, B. J. 2015. Species-specific PCR-based assay for identification and detection of Phomopsis (Diaporthe) azadirachtae causing die-back disease in Azadirachta indica. Journal of Phytopathology. DOI: 10.1111/jph.12380

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