In Tunisia, oak forests are widespread chiefly in the Northwest regions where they play an important ecological and socio-economical role. In September 2006, cankers and dieback of branches were observed in <i>Quercus afares</i> and <i>Q. canariensis</i> trees in the reserve of Aïn Zena near Aïn Draham (north-west Tunisia). Fungal isolates obtained from twigs and branches showing sunken necrotic bark lesions were identified as <i>Botryosphaeria corticola</i> on the basis of morphological characters as described by Alves <i>et al</i>. (2004)
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