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Abstract

First report of Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium and G. simplex causing fruit rot of rambutan in Puerto Rico.

Abstract

In 2011, fruit rot of rambutan was observed on 11-year-old trees at the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The pathogens were identified as Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium and G. simplex based on cultural, morphological, genetic and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of G. bulbilium and G. simplex causing fruit rot of rambutan in Puerto Rico.