Fungal Biodiversity of Strawberry Fields in Aydin, TURKEY
Strawberry is a kind of delicious and aromatic fruit which can be consumed as fresh and also is suitable for industry. However, strawberry is exposed to many fungal diseases. 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 Aydın in April 2015. Morphological identification was made according to the shape and colour of the colonies, mycelium and spore structures. For molecular identification ITS rDNA gene region was used. According to morphological and molecular methods eleven different fungal genera were found on strawberries.
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