Journal of General Plant Pathology

, Volume 80, Issue 1, pp 73–78 | Cite as

Anthracnose of sweet pepper caused by Colletotrichum scovillei in Japan

  • Takeshi Kanto
  • Seiji Uematsu
  • Toshihide Tsukamoto
  • Jouji Moriwaki
  • Naho Yamagishi
  • Toshiyuki Usami
  • Toyozo SatoEmail author
Fungal Diseases


Severe fruit rot of sweet pepper was found in Shimane, Hyogo, Chiba, Toyama, and Nagano prefectures, Japan from 2005 to 2011. Dark, sunken spots with concentric rings of orange conidial masses appeared on fruits. Pathogenic isolates from diseased fruits in the prefectures were identified as Colletotrichum scovillei. This species was added to the pathogens of sweet pepper anthracnose in Japan. The representative isolate was pathogenic to sweet pepper, tomato and chili pepper fruits, kidney bean pod, azuki bean, pea and strawberry leaves, but a caused no symptoms on cucumber or carrot in inoculation tests.


Anthracnose Sweet pepper Colletotrichum scovillei Colletotrichum acutatum species complex Host range 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Kanto
    • 1
  • Seiji Uematsu
    • 2
  • Toshihide Tsukamoto
    • 3
  • Jouji Moriwaki
    • 4
  • Naho Yamagishi
    • 5
  • Toshiyuki Usami
    • 6
  • Toyozo Sato
    • 7
    Email author
  1. 1.Hyogo Prefectural Technology Center for Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesKasaiJapan
  2. 2.Southern Horticultural Institute, Chiba Prefectural Agriculture and Forestry Research CenterTateyamaJapan
  3. 3.Shimane Agricultural Technology CenterIzumoJapan
  4. 4.Horticultural Research InstituteToyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research CenterTonamiJapan
  5. 5.Nagano Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Experiment StationShiojiriJapan
  6. 6.Graduate School of HorticultureChiba UniversityMatsudoJapan
  7. 7.National Institute of Agrobiological SciencesTsukubaJapan

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