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A Rot of Detached Durian Fruits Caused by Sclerotium rolfsii


Lim, Tong Kwee and Sijam, Kamaruzaman (1989) A Rot of Detached Durian Fruits Caused by Sclerotium rolfsii. Pertanika, 12 (1). pp. 11-14.


A new fruit rot of fallen durian fruits was observed in the Uiversiti Pertanian Malaysia fruit orchard in Serdang, Selangor during the fruit ripening month of October, 1988. The rot was characterized by a dense, white, fan-shaped mat of coarse my celial strands of the causal fungus growing on a water-soaked, brown necrotic patch on the fruit in contact with decaying weed vegetation on the ground. The causal organism was identified as Sclerotium rolfsii. Presence of a thick weed undergrowth and its decaying leaf debris, and warm, moist conditions were shown to be important predisposing factors conducive to the development of the rot.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Keywords: Durian, Durio zibethinus, Sclerotium rolfsii, fruit rot
Depositing User: Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2009 04:38
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:02
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2595
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