anthracnose


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anthracnose

[an′thrak‚nōs]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of plants caused by members of the Melanconiales and characterized by dark or black limited stem lesions.
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In 1976 the disease now known as dogwood anthracnose was first noted in the western United States where it was affecting Cornus nuttallii, the Pacific dogwood.
If so, it could be a genetic switch that might be used to interrupt the communication between fungus and host plant, turning off the alfalfa anthracnose infection process.
Anthracnose resistance exhibited a significant family-mean correlation with tortoise beetle resistance (r = 0.41, P < 0.025, N = 30) and a marginally significant correlation with leaf area (r = 0.33, P = 0.07, N = 30).
HWT treatment kills anthracnose disease normally transferred to the fruit from trees.
An important observation to note is that the injuries occurring on branches, inflorescences, and young fruits were consistently associated with symptoms of anthracnose disease caused by the fungus Colletotrichum sp.
The anthracnose disease is a common disease with wide host range causing severe economic loss.
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides is a phytopathogenic agent that causes anthracnose disease in several fruits and crops, including avocado, papaya, mango, pitaya, tomatoes, citrus, and almonds, among others [1-3].