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Journal of General Plant Pathology

, Volume 73, Issue 5, pp 374–376 | Cite as

Fruit rot of Strawberry pear (pitaya) caused by Bipolaris cactivora

  • Satoshi Taba
  • Nao Miyahira
  • Kanami Nasu
  • Tetsuya Takushi
  • Zen-ichi Moromizato
Disease Notes

Abstract

Strawberry pear (pitahaya, pitaya) [Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britt. and Rose] postharvest fruit rot was found at an agricultural products store in Itoman city, Okinawa Prefecture in 2006. The symptoms included depressed, water-soaked lesions with olive to black powdery spots coalescing into a soft rot. The causal fungus was identified as Bipolaris cactivora (Petrak) Alcorn. This is the first report of strawberry pear fruit rot caused by B. cactivora.

Keywords

Pitaya Fruit rot Bipolaris cactivora Water-soaked lesions Black powdery spot 

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© The Phytopathological Society of Japan and Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Taba
    • 1
  • Nao Miyahira
    • 1
    • 3
  • Kanami Nasu
    • 2
  • Tetsuya Takushi
    • 2
  • Zen-ichi Moromizato
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of the RyukyusOkinawaJapan
  2. 2.Okinawa Prefectural Agricultural Research CenterOkinawaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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