Genetic variation in Spilocaea oleagina populations from New Zealand olive groves

Genetic variation in Spilocaea oleagina populations from New Zealand olive groves
2010/ Plant Pathology

Friday O. Obanor, Monika Walter, E. Eirian Jones, Judith Candy and Marlene V. Jasper | View Article
Olive leaf spot caused by the fungus, Spilocaea oleagina, is the most important leaf disease of olives in many olive-growing regions worldwide with yield losses of up to 20%. The genetic structure of S. oleagina populations was investigated with universally primed-polymerase chain reaction (UP-PCR) techniques. Ninety-eight S. oleagina isolates were collected from 12 known and 4 unknown cultivars from olive groves in five New Zealand regions.