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Cacao canker caused by Phytophthora palmivora

by Mahonan, R.C.
Publisher: 1978Subject(s): THEOBROMA CACAO | PHYTOPHTHORA PALMIVORA | ENFERMEDADES FUNGOSAS | AISLAMIENTOS | PODER PATOGENO | SINTOMAS | CLONES CRIOLLOS | CLONES TRINITARIOS | INDIA | THEOBROMA CACAO | PHYTOPHTHORA PALMIVORA | FUNGAL DISEASES | SYMPTOMS | INDIA | THEOBROMA CACAO | PHYTOPHTHORA PALMIVORA | MALADIE FONGIQUE | SYMPTOME | INDE In: Plant Disease Reporter (EUA) v. 62(12) p. 1080-1082Summary: A severe canker on the trunck and branches of Criollo and Forastero cacao varieties, and subsequent dieback of affected plants or branches, were observed in India. Phytophthora palmivora was consistently isolated from the cankered portion. Pathogenicity experiments proved that this fungus is the causal organism of the disease. Symptoms of the disease are described. This is the first report of canker of cacao in India
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A severe canker on the trunck and branches of Criollo and Forastero cacao varieties, and subsequent dieback of affected plants or branches, were observed in India. Phytophthora palmivora was consistently isolated from the cankered portion. Pathogenicity experiments proved that this fungus is the causal organism of the disease. Symptoms of the disease are described. This is the first report of canker of cacao in India

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