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Abstract

First report of chilli anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum karstii in India.

Abstract

In August 2014, chilli (Capsicum annuum) fruits showing typical anthracnose symptoms of sunken necrotic tissues with concentric brown black rings of acervuli were obtained from a farmer's field in Jalna, Maharashtra, India. The causal pathogen was identified as Colletotrichum karstii based on morphological, molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of C. karstii on chillies in India.