Researchers from the University of Kerbala Publishing a joint Scientific Research on the first Diagnosis of fungi in an international Journal
Dr. Adnan Abdel-Jalil Lahov, and as co-authors Dr. Ali Abdel-Hussein Karim and Dr. Mushtaq Talib Muhammad Ali, the two teaching staff from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Kerbala, have published a scientific research on the first diagnosis of the fungus Alternaria alternata that causes leaf spotting on quince in Iraq, in the American Plant Disease Journal Impact factor 1.20 classified within Q2.
The research aims to studying fungal diseases spread on quince trees by relying on modern phenotypic and molecular methods for diagnosis, which is the determination of the sequence of nitrogenous bases for the genetic markers (used in the diagnosis of fungi).
The study deals with collecting the samples of infected leaves from several orchards spread in Al-Husayniyah district of Kerbala Governorate. The fungi accompanying spotted disease were isolated on quince leaves, studying their pathology, ostensibly diagnosing and confirming the molecular diagnosis using specialized genetic markers, where the sequence of these genes was deposited in the American Genebank (GenBank), and analyzing it using some bioinformatics methods,
This registration is considered the first for this fungus as a cause of spinach leaf spotting in Iraq within the project of a molecular study of the causes of plant diseases spread in Kerbala Governorate.