Volume 17 Part 1 Article 77: Mycogone perniciosa, the Causal Agent of Wet Bubble Disease of Agaricus bisporus

Volume 17 Part 1 Article 77
Year 2008
Title: Mycogone perniciosa, the Causal Agent of Wet Bubble Disease of Agaricus bisporus
Authors: T.A.S. Aveling, Z. Pieterse and P.M. Labuschagne

Abstract:

Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Imbach, the most commonly cultivated mushroom worldwide, can be infected by Mycogone perniciosa (Magnus) Delacroix (Fig.1), the fungal pathogen causing wet bubble disease. This contagious disease, known since 1888, results in malformed mushrooms (Fig.2), crop loss and subsequent economic losses.

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