Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 7 No. 4

Physiological Characterization of Colletitrichum gloeosporiodes Inciting Fruit Root of Papaya

J.B. Patel*, B.P. Mehta1, V.A. Patil2 and G.S. Kotgire*

*Department of Plant Pathology, N. M. College of Agriculture, N.A. U. Navsari, India. 1Department of Plant Pathology, ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestery, N.A.U., Navsari, India. 2Main Rice Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, India.

Received on 21 July 2013 and accepted on 28 September 2013



Various fungi were found associated with the fruit rot of papaya (Carica papaya L.) among all Colletotrichum gloeosporioides was found dominant under south Gujarat condition to cause anthracnose. Vital role of temperature and humidity was found in case of anthracnose disease of papaya. Optimum temperature ranges from 30-35?C as well as 60-80% relative humidity for minimum fruit rot (anthracnose) was found in this research while fruits stored above or below this temperature showed blemishes.

Keywords : Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Carica papaya, Relative Humidity, Anthracnose.