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Published in ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BEAN IMPROVEMENT COOPERATIVE, Vol. 60, March 2017, pp. 37-38.
Knowledge of pathogen population structure is useful to identify isolates for screening cultivars and lines for resistance. For S. sclerotiorum, causal agent of white mold in more than 400 plant species, including common bean and soybean, breeding for resistance is particularly challenging. The objective of this study was to characterize phenotypic and genotypic variation of S. sclerotiorum isolates from soybean production areas of the U.S.A. (15), Brazil (75), and Argentina (5) to compare them with 366 isolates from dry bean characterized previously (Everhart et al., 2016).