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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 19 (Page no: 443)

Diseases of pineapple.

This chapter reviews the distribution, importance and control of diseases of pineapple (Ananas comosus) together with characteristics and production of the fruit. The fruit pathology of pineapple is complex due to the range of microorganisms on the exterior and interior of the developing inflorescence. Economically significant fruit diseases include black rot (caused by Ceratocystis paradoxa), fruit collapse (Erwinia chrysanthemi), fruitlet core rot (caused by a complex association of Penicillium funiculosum, Fusarium guttiforme, Candida guilliermondii, the pineapple fruit mite Steneotarsonemus ananas and the pineapple red mite Dolichotetranychus floridanus), fusariosis (Fusarium guttiforme), internal browning or black heart and marbling (caused by Acetobacter peroxydans, Acetobacter sp. and Pantoea ananatis). Pink disease can be a problem in canned products and is associated with the bacteria Pantoea citrea, Gluconobacter oxydans and Acetobacter aceti.

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: 10 (Page no: 241) Diseases of durian. Author(s): Lim, T. K. Sangchote, S.
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: 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.