Phompsis Capsici and Colletotrichum Coccoides Infecting Pepper in Macedonia

Rodeva, Rossitza and Karov, Ilija and Stoyanova, Zornitsa and Kovacevik, Biljana and Manova, Elizabeta and Georgieva, Ralitsa (2012) Phompsis Capsici and Colletotrichum Coccoides Infecting Pepper in Macedonia. In: International Symposium on Current Trends in Plant Protection, 25-28 September, 2012, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Phomopsis capsici and Colletotrichum coccodes were found on pepper fruits during a joint expedition carried out in Macedonia. The lesions caused by P. capsici often occurred together and resembled slightly those incited by C. coccodes. Phomopsis lesions could be differentiated on the basis of pliable leathery condition of the affected tissue and of pycnidium presence while C.coccodes produced lesions with regular round shape and abundant acervuli, setae and microsclerotia in colonized fruit tissue. On some fruits P. capsici caused single infection but mixed infections of Phomopsis and Colletotrichum were observed, as well, C. coccodes is a soil-borne pathogen that produces long-lasting structures (microsclerotia) in the plant debris. The development of this pathogen on pepper might contribute to the building up of inoculum in the soil which could serve as reservoir for other Solanaceae. To our knowledge, this is the first report of P. capsici and C. coccodes on pepper in Macedonia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capsicum annuum, Colletotrichum coccodes, pepper anthracnose, Phomopsis capsici, fruit decay
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Ilija Karov
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 08:51

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