ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

J.B. Patel1, B.P. Mehta2, V.A. Patil3 and G.S. Kotgire1
1Department of Plant Pathology, N. M. College of Agriculture, N.A. U. Navsari, India.
2Department of Plant Pathology, ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, N.A.U., Navsari, India.
3Main Rice Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2013;7(4):3251-3253
© The Author(s). 2013
Received: 21/07/2013 | Accepted: 28/09/2013 | Published: 30/12/2013

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.


Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Carica papaya, Relative Humidity, Anthracnose

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