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Abstract

First report of Cadophora luteo-olivacea causing side rot on kiwifruit in Chile.

Abstract

Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) cv. Hayward fruits can be stored for over 6 months at 0±1°C. However, in recent years a postharvest disease of kiwifruit, characterized by a side rot appearing during harvest or after 3 to 6 months postharvest cold storage period, has been observed in several packinghouses in central Chile. Symptoms on kiwifruit were depressed and elliptical areas, associated with brown-violet skin and brown pulp. The causal pathogen was identified as Cadophora luteo-olivacea based on morphological, molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of side rot of kiwifruit caused by C. luteo-olivacea in Chile.