First report of Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium causing fruit rot of postharvest mangosteen in China.
In June 2012, fruit rots on mangosteens imported from Thailand were observed in Guangzhou, China. In infected fruits, pericarps showed an increased firmness, were discolored to deep pink and the edible aril became brown and rotten. In order to search for the aetiological agent of this rot symptom, infected mangosteens were analysed. The causal pathogen was identified as Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium based on cultural, morphological, genetic (ITS) and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of G. bulbilium causing postharvest fruit rot of mangosteen in China.