Decline of Young Grapevines Associated with «Phaeoacremonium chlamydosporum» in Sicily (Italy)

Agatino Sidoti, Emanuele Buonocore, Laura Mugnai, Tullio Serges


In Italy, for the first time, a decline of young grapevines, cultivar Victoria grafted on 775 Paulsen, caused
by the fungus Phaeoacremonium chlamydosporum has been observed. The decline presented itself with stunted
growth, small leaves, chlorosis, leaf dessication and darkening of the xylem vessels in the trunk and roots. Inoculation
tests showed that the fungus colonised the wood and roots of young vines.

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