Phomopsis azadirachtae

Phomopsis azadirachtae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Sordariomycetidae
Order: Diaporthales
Family: Diaporthaceae
Genus: Phomopsis
Species: P. azadirachtae
Binomial name
Phomopsis azadirachtae

Phomopsis azadirachtae is a fungus, a species of the Phomopsis genus. It has been identified as the fungus responsible for dieback in Azadirachta indica (Neem) in India.[1] The species was first identified and described by Sateesh et al in 1997.[2][3]


  1. Nagendra Prasada, M. N.; Shankara Bhata, S.; Charith Rajb, A. P.; Janardhanab, G. R. (12 January 2009). "Detection of Phomopsis azadirachtae from dieback affected neem twigs, seeds, embryo by polymerase chain reaction". Archives Of Phytopathology And Plant Protection. 42 (2). doi:10.1080/03235400600982584.
  2. Sateesh, M.K.; Shankara Bhat, S.; Devaki, N.S. (1997). "Phomopsis azadirachtae sp. nov from India". Mycotaxon. 65: 517–520.
  3. Girish, K.; Shankara Bhat, S. (2008). "Phomopsis azadirachtae – The Die-Back of Neem Pathogen". Electronic Journal of Biology 4(3):112-119.

4. Vedashree, S., Sateesh M.K., Chowdappa, P. and Nirmal Kumar, B. J. 2015. Species-specific PCR-based assay for identification and detection of Phomopsis (Diaporthe) azadirachtae causing die-back disease in Azadirachta indica. Journal of Phytopathology. DOI: 10.1111/jph.12380

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