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.
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Carica papaya, Relative Humidity, Anthracnose
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