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List of tobacco diseases

This is a list of diseases of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum).


  • Bacterial diseases 1
  • Fungal diseases 2
  • Nematodes, parasitic 3
  • Viral and Phytoplasma diseases 4
  • Miscellaneous diseases and disorders 5
  • References 6

Bacterial diseases

Bacterial diseases
Angular leaf spot Pseudomonas amygdali pv. tabaci
Granville wilt Ralstonia solanacearum formally Pseudomonas solanacearum
Hairy roots Agrobacterium rhizogenes
Hollow stalk Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora

E. carotovora subsp. atroseptica

Leaf gall Rhodococcus fascians
Wildfire Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci"

Fungal diseases

Fungal diseases

Colletotrichum destructivum
Glomerella glycines [teleomorph]

Barn spot

Cercospora nicotianae

Barn rot Several fungi and bacteria
Black root rot

Thielaviopsis basicola


Phytophthora nicotianae

Blue mold (downy mildew) Peronospora tabacina
= Peronospora hyoscyami f.sp. tabacina
Brown spot

Alternaria alternata

Charcoal rot

Macrophomina phaseolina

Collar rot

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Damping-off, Pythium

Pythium spp.
Pythium aphanidermatum
Pythium ultimum

Frogeye leaf spot

Cercospora nicotianae

Fusarium wilt

Fusarium oxysporum (several f. sp.)

Gray mold

Botrytis cinerea
Botryotinia fuckeliana [teleomorph]

Mycosphaerella leaf spot

Mycosphaerella nicotianae

Olpidium seedling blight

Olpidium brassicae

Phyllosticta leaf spot

Phyllosticta nicotiana

Powdery mildew

Erysiphe cichoracearum

Ragged leaf spot

Phoma exigua var. exigua

= Ascochyta phaseolorum

Hymenula affinis

= Fusarium affine
Sore shin and damping-off

Rhizoctonia solani
Thanatephorus cucumeris [teleomorph]

Southern stem rot

Southern blight

Sclerotium rolfsii
Athelia rolfsii [teleomorph]

Stem rot of tranplants

Pythium spp.

Target spot

Rhizoctonia solani

Verticillium wilt

Verticillium albo-atrum
Verticillium dahliae

Nematodes, parasitic

Nematodes, parasitic
Bulb and stem (stem break)

Ditylenchus dipsaci


Globodera solanacearum

= Globodera virginiae

Globodera tabacum

Dagger, American

Xiphinema americanum


Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi


Pratylenchus brachyurus
Pratylenchus penetrans
Pratylenchus spp.


Rotylenchulus reniformis


Meloidogyne arenaria
Meloidogyne hapla
Meloidogyne incognita
Meloidogyne javanica


Helicotylenchus spp.


Paratrichodorus spp.
Trichodorus spp.


Merlinius spp.
Tylenchorhynchus spp.

Viral and Phytoplasma diseases

Viral mycoplasmalike organisms [MLO] diseases
Alfalfa mosaic Alfalfa mosaic virus
Aster yellows Phytoplasma
Beet curly top Beet curly top virus
Bushy top Tobacco vein distorting virus and tobacco bushy top virus in combination
Cucumber mosaic Cucumber mosaic virus
Lettuce necrotic yellows Lettuce necrotic yellows virus (in Nicotiana glutinosa)
Peanut stunt Peanut stunt virus
Rosette disease Tobacco vein distorting virus and tobacco mottle virus in combination
Stolbur Phytoplasma
Tobacco etch Tobacco etch virus
Tobacco leaf curl Tobacco leaf curl virus
Tobacco mosaic Tobacco mosaic virus and Satellite Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Tobacco necrosis Tobacco necrosis virus
Tobacco rattle Tobacco rattle virus
Tobacco ring spot Tobacco ring spot virus
Tobacco streak Tobacco streak virus
Tobacco stunt Tobacco stunt virus
Tobacco vein mottling Tobacco vein mottling virus
Tomato spotted wilt Tomato spotted wilt virus
Vein banding Potato virus Y
Wound tumor Wound tumor virus

Miscellaneous diseases and disorders

Miscellaneous diseases and disorders
Brown root rot Pratylenchus spp. (nematodes)
Drought spot Drought
False broomrape Unknown
Frenching Metabolite of Bacillus cereus
Stem break (in Europe) Ditylenchus dipsaci (nematodes)
Sunscald High light intensity and high temperatures
Weather fleck Ozone


  • Common Names of Diseases, The American Phytopathological Society
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