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Abstract

Host range of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides on tropical fruit crops in Sri Lanka.

Abstract

C. gloeosporioides [Glomerella cingulata] was isolated from 23 fruits crops in Sri Lanka. This is the first record of G. cingulata on durian, mangosteen, pini jambu (Syzygium jambos), rambutan and 11 other less economically important fruit trees in Sri Lanka. Symptoms of infection by G. cingulata on fruit tree seedlings, especially mango and rambutan, which can cause up to 40% loss of planting stock, were previously believed to be a physiological disorder. It is recommended that these seedlings should be protected from major sources of G. cingulata inoculum.