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List of sweet potato diseases

This article is a list of diseases of the sweet potato, (Ipomoea batatas).

Bacterial diseasesEdit

Bacterial diseases
Bacter Erwinia chrysanthemi
Bacterial wilt Ralstonia solanacearum
Crown gall Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Hairy roots Agrobacterium rhizogenes
Little leaf (proliferation disease) Phytoplasma

Fungal diseasesEdit

Fungal diseases
Alternaria leaf spot and stem blight Alternaria spp.
Alternaria storage rot Alternaria spp.
Anthracnose[verification needed] Colletotrichum coccodes
Black rot Ceratocystis fimbriata
Chalara sp. [anamorph]
Blue mold rot Penicillium spp.
Cercospora leaf spot Cercospora spp.

Phaeoisariopsis bataticola
= Cercospora bataticola, C. batatas, C. ipomoeae

Charcoal rot Macrophomina phaseolina
Chlorotic leaf distortion Fusarium lateritium
Gibberella baccata [teleomorph]
Circular spot Sclerotium rolfsii
Athelia rolfsii [teleomorph]
Dry rot Diaporthe phaseolorum

= Diaporthe batatatis
Phomopsis phaseoli [anamorph]

End rot Fusarium spp.

Fusarium solani
Nectria haematococca [teleomorph]

False Broom Rape Splinterus Maximus
Foot rot Plenodomus destruens
Fusarium root rot and stem canker Fusarium solani
Fusarium wilt (stem rot) Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. batatas
Gray mold rot Botrytis cinerea

Botryotinia fuckeliana [teleomorph]

Java black rot Lasiodiplodia theobromae

= Diplodia gossypina

Leaf mold Choanephora cucurbitarum
Mottle necrosis Pythium spp.

Pythium scleroteichum
Pythium ultimum
Phytophthora spp.

Phyllosticta leaf blight Phomopsis ipomeae-batatas

= Phyllosticta batatas

Phymatotrichum root rot (cotton root rot) Phymatotrichopsis omnivora

= Phymatotrichum omnivorum

Pink root Phoma terrestris

= Pyrenochaeta terrestris

Punky rot Trichoderma spp.

Trichoderma koningii

Rhizoctonia stem canker (sprout rot) Rhizoctonia solani

Thanatephorus cucumeris [teleomorph]

Rhizopus soft rot Rhizopus spp.

Rhizopus stolonifer

Rootlet rot Fusarium solani

Pythium spp.
Pythium ultimum
Rhizoctonia solani
Streptomyces ipomoeae

Rust, red Coleosporium ipomoeae
Rust, white Albugo ipomoeae-panduratae
Scab, leaf and stem Sphaceloma batatas

Elsinoe batatas [teleomorph]

Southern blight

Sclerotial blight

Sclerotium rolfsii
Scurf Monilochaetes infuscans
Septoria leaf spot Septoria bataticola
Storage rot Epicoccum spp.

Fusarium solani
Mucor racemosus
Sclerotinia spp.

Surface rot Fusarium oxysporum

Fusarium solani

Violet root rot Helicobasidium mompa

Nematodes, parasiticEdit

Viral and viroid diseasesEdit

Viral and viroid diseases
Feathery mottle Sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV)
Internal cork Internal cork strain of Sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV-IC)
Latent virus Sweet potato latent virus (SPLV)
Mild mottle Sweet potato mild mottle virus (SPMMV)
Russet crack Russet crack strain of Sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV-RC)
Sweet potato virus disease (SPVD) Sweet potato feathery mottle virus and Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus [1]

ReferencesEdit