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Afshan, Najam ul Sehar [1], Ishaq, Aamna [2], Niazi, Abdul Rehman [2], Khalid, Abdul Nasir [2].

Aecidium Jasminicola, a new pathogen for Jasminum sp. in Pakistan?

Jasmine (Jasminum) is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae). It contains around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions but their center of diversity is in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Jasmines are widely cultivated for the characteristic fragrance of their flowers as these are used commercially for making different products including tea. One of its species i.e. Jasminum officinale is also known as national flower of Pakistan. In present studies, plants of this economically important plant i.e. Jasminum were found infected with aecidial stage of some rust fungi. From morphological characterization it seems comparable with aecidial stages of previously reported rusts on same host. The fungus was found having similar infection pattern apparently like Aecidium jasminicola on Jasminum sp. in having rounded sori on abaxial side of leaf. Here molecular characterization of studied taxon reveals something different. In phylogenetic tree, studied taxon make clade with unpublished Macruropyxis sp. (JX036028). But aecia and uredinia of genus are unknown previously so it is difficult to identify this rust at specific level. Therefore present study reveals that the pathogen on Jasminum is an anamorphic stage of Macruropyxis sp., perhaps Aecidium Jasminicola. For identification of pathogen at specific level more sampling and data is required which is not yet available on any database.

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1 - University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Centre for Undergraduate Studies, Centre for Undergraduate Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Lahore, Punjab, 54590, Pakistan
2 - University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Department of Botany, Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Lahore, Punjab, 54590, Pakistan

olive family 
Aecidium jasminicola.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Mycology
Location: Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PMY001
Abstract ID:590
Candidate for Awards:None

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