Sclerotinia sclerotiorum research from Brazil (2000-2022)


  • Thiago Costa Ferreira UEPB



Soil Microbiology, Agriculture, Phytopathology


White mold is an important disease caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, which causes problems in more than 400 different plant species, such as Phaseolus vulgaris and Glycine max. Gathering knowledge from the perspective of bibliometric review can be an innovative action for the study of this pathosystem in Brazil. Therefore, the objective of this article was the bibliometric production of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Brazil. For this, the present time frame (2002-2022) was used, with the markers “Sclerotinia sclerotiorum” and “Brazil”, in the Web of Science, with analyzes carried out in the VosViwer program. As a result, 286 articles were viewed, with an average citation of 12.2 per item/year, with a total number of 28845 citations. The ten most cited works would describe information on genetics, ecology, and biocontrol with the highest production of articles in the year 2019. At EMBRAPA, the author Dr. Fernando Juliatti and periodicals in the area of Phytopathology and Plant Production are the protagonists in publications on the aforementioned theme. Research on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum has advanced on fronts such as genetics, ecology, and control, mainly biocontrol. In the midst of the referenced literature, an indication of the still emerging need for more effective control techniques for this pathosystem can be found, which can mainly permeate gene actions and alternative control.


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FERREIRA, T. C. Sclerotinia sclerotiorum research from Brazil (2000-2022). Revista Semiárido De Visu, [S. l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 753–762, 2024. DOI: 10.31416/rsdv.v12i3.439. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 jun. 2024.



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