Isolation and identification of fungal diseases of broad bean (Vicia faba L.) in Ain-Zara region, Tripoli, Libya


  • Youssef Azzu North African
  • Afaf A. Sawei Botany Departement, Faculty of Science, University of Tripoli, Libya
  • A.M. Abughnia Botany Departement, Faculty of Science, University of Tripoli, Libya
  • Alya HB. Duzan Botany Departement, Faculty of Science, University of Tripoli, Libya



Ain – Zara, faba bean, fungal diseases, incidence, Tripoli, Libya


This study was conducted to determine the incidence of fungal plant diseases on faba beans in some fields located in the Ain–Zara region - Tripoli and to identify the causal agents. A total of one- hundred plants of faba bean were collected during 2020-2021 season from some local farms in Ain–Zara region Tripoli (February – April). Fungal pathogens associated with leaves, stems, pods and roots of faba bean have been isolated and identified. The most important and widespread fungal diseases observed: Chocolate leaf spot, Root rot, Anthracnose, Alternaria blight, Ascochyta blight and Sclerotinia stem rot caused by Botrytis fabae, Fusarium solani F. oxysporum, Colletotrichum spp, Alternaria alternata, Ascochyta fabae and Sclerotinia sp respectively.


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How to Cite

Azzu, Y., Sawei, A. A. ., Abughnia , A., & Duzan, A. H. . (2024). Isolation and identification of fungal diseases of broad bean (Vicia faba L.) in Ain-Zara region, Tripoli, Libya. Scientific Reports in Life Sciences, 5(1), 32–37.