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A Rot of Detached Durian Fruits Caused By Sclerotium Rolfsii

T.K Lim and Kamaruzaman Sijam

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 12, Issue 1, April 1989

Keywords: Durian; Durio zibethinus; Sclerotium rolfsii; fruit rot.

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A new fruit rot of fallen durian a fruit 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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