Advances in understanding fungicide resistance in botrytis cinerea in China

Wenyong Shao, Youfu Zhao, Zhonghua Ma

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Gray mold, caused by Botrytis cinerea, is a devastating disease that causes significant yield losses in various economically important plants. Fungicide application is one of the main strategies for management of gray mold; however, B. cinerea has developed resistance to various groups of fungicide. In China, benzimidazole-, dicarboximide-, and quinone outside inhibitor-resistant populations of B. cinerea have become dominant. Substitute mutations in fungicide target genes are responsible for resistance in B. cinerea. Based on known resistance mechanisms, molecular methods including loop-mediated isothermal amplification have been developed for rapid detection of resistant isolates of B. cinerea. Because B. cinerea is able to quickly develop resistance to various fungicides, various integrated strategies have been implemented in the last decade, including biological and agricultural practices, to manage fungicide resistance in B. cinerea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-463
Number of pages9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Chemical control
  • Disease control
  • Fungal pathogens
  • Pest management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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