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Diseases of tropical fruit crops.

Book cover for Diseases of tropical fruit crops.


This book offers a comprehensive review of diseases of important tropical and some subtropical fruit crops. The history, distribution, importance, aetiology, epidemiology and control of diseases of each host crop are covered, along with brief summaries of the taxonomy, origins and characteristics of each host. Additional information is given on the biology and pathology of the causal agents and on...


Chapter 10 (Page no: 241)

Diseases of durian.

This chapter reviews the distribution, importance and control of disease of durian (Durio zibethinus) together with characteristics and production of the fruit. Important diseases include the green alga Cephaleuros virescens, pink disease (Erythricium salmonicolor [Corticium salmonicolor]) and root rot and patch cankers caused by Phytophthora palmivora. Important causal agents of postharvest fruit rots include Glomerella cingulata, Phytophthora palmivora, Phomopsis durionis, Diplodia theobromae and Fusarium solani.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Common pathogens of tropical fruit crops. Author(s): Ploetz, R. C. Lim, T. K. Menge, J. A. Rohrbach, K. G. Michailides, T. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Diseases of atemoya, cherimoya, soursop, sugar apple and related fruit crops. Author(s): Ploetz, R. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Diseases of avocado. Author(s): Menge, J. A. Ploetz, R. C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 73) Diseases of banana and plantain. Author(s): Ploetz, R. C. Thomas, J. E. Slabaugh, W. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 135) Diseases of breadfruit, jackfruit and related crops. Author(s): Sangchote, S. Wright, J. G. Johnson, G. I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 145) Diseases of carambola. Author(s): Sepiah Ploetz, R. C. Cooke, A. W.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 163) Diseases of citrus. Author(s): Timmer, L. W. Garnsey, S. M. Broadbent, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 197) Diseases of coconut. Author(s): Harrison, N. A. Jones, P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 227) Diseases of date. Author(s): Ploetz, R. C. Ohr, H. D. Carpenter, J. B. Pinkas, Y.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 253) Diseases of fig. Author(s): Michailides, T. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 275) Diseases of guava. Author(s): Lim, T. K. Manicom, B. Q.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 291) Diseases of kiwifruit. Author(s): Latorre, B. A. Pak, H. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 307) Diseases of longan, lychee and rambutan. Author(s): Coates, L. M. Sangchote, S. Johnson, G. I. Sittigul, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 327) Diseases of mango. Author(s): Ploetz, R. C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 365) Diseases of mangosteen. Author(s): Lim, T. K. Sangchote, S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 373) Diseases of papaya. Author(s): Persley, D. M. Ploetz, R. C.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 413) Diseases of passion fruit. Author(s): Manicom, B. Ruggiero, C. Ploetz, R. C. Goes, A. @de
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 443) Diseases of pineapple. Author(s): Rohrbach, K. G. Schmitt, D.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 465) Management of tropical fruit diseases: current overview and future outlook. Author(s): Ploetz, R. C. Timmer, L. W. Garnsey, S. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Biosecurity Australia, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia, Canberra, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2003
  • ISBN
  • 0851993907
  • Record Number
  • 20033099834