Biodiversity of Fungi in Strawberry Fields in Anamur, TURKEY

Bahadır Törün, Mehmet Ali Yörükce, Fatma Yaman, Halil Bıyık

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Strawberry is a delicious and aromatic fruit, which can be consumed as fresh and also is suitable for industry. However, strawberry is exposed to many fungal diseases that end with the loss of the product up to % 15 before harvest. The aim of this study is to determine the fungi that present in the field whether or not pathogenic. Samples were collected from different strawberry fields in Anamur in April 2016. Morphological identification was made according to the shape and color of the colonies, mycelium and spore structures. For molecular identification, ITS gene region was used. According to morphological and molecular methods, seven different fungal genera were found on strawberries.

 


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Key Words: Fungi, Biodiversity, Strawberry, ITS, Anamur, Turkey

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