PATHOGENICITY OF Phoma complanata (Tode) Desm. TOWARDS ANGELICA (Archangelica officinalis Hoffm.)

Zofia Machowicz-Stefaniak

University of Life Sciences in Lublin

Ewa Dorota Zalewska

University of Life Sciences in Lublin

Beata Zimowska

University of Life Sciences in Lublin

Ewa Dorota Król

University of Life Sciences in Lublin


The plants of angelica Archangelica officinalis may be colonized by various species of fungi including Phoma species. The paper concerns the fungus Phoma complanata, isolated from above-ground and underground parts of angelica in 2009–2011. Pathogenicity tests according to Koch’s postulates were carried out on angelica plants using various methods of inoculation. Observations of the infection process were made using the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Three our own isoletes and reference isolate of P. complanata were used in the study. P. complanata was found to be a facultative pathogen of angelica, which enters to the plant through stomata and wounds without creating appressoria in the top part of the germination hyphae.


pathogenicity tests, methods of inoculation, scanning electron microscopy – SEM

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Zofia Machowicz-Stefaniak 
University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Ewa Dorota Zalewska 
University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Beata Zimowska 
University of Life Sciences in Lublin
Ewa Dorota Król 
University of Life Sciences in Lublin



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