Ramjegathesh Rajendran, Adesh Ramsubhag and Jayaraj JayaramanThe University of the West Indies - Trinidad and TobagoE-mail: email@example.com
Host: Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (okra)Disease name: Choanephora fruit rot Pathogen name: Choanephora cucurbitarum (Berk. & Ravenel) Thaxt.
Choanephora cucurbitarum attacks senescing floral parts of many plants after fertilization. The fungus then advances into the fruit. Infected tissue is often covered by a mass of fruiting structures. It produces white and profuse mycelium. Conidiophores (sporangiophores) are long, enlarged, and branched at the apex. Each branch bears a head of conidia.
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