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Diseases of Pepper
(Capsicum spp.)

Ken Pernezny, Pam Roberts, John Murphy, and Natalie Goldberg, primary collators 


BACTERIAL DISEASES

Bacterial spot
Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria (Doidge) Dye and X. vesicatoria
Bacterial wilt
Ralstonia solanacearum (E. F. Smith) Yabuuchi et al.
Bacterial canker
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis
Syringae seedling blight and leaf spot
Pseudomonas syringae van Hall
P. syringae pv. syringae

FUNGAL AND RELATED DISEASES

Anthracnose
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Penz. & Sacc.
    in Penz.
C. capsici (Syd.) E. J. Butler & Bisby
    Glomerella cingulata (Stoneman) Spauld. &
    H. Schrenk [teleomorph]
C. coccodes (Wallr.) S. J. Hughes
Cercospora (frogeye) leaf spot
Cercospora capsici Heald & F. A. Wolf
Charcoal rot
Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goidanich
Choanephora blight (wet rot)
Choanephora cucurbitarum (Berk. & Ravenel) Thaxt.
Damping-off and root rot
Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn
Phytophthora spp.
Fusarium spp.
Pythium spp.
Downy mildew
Peronospora tabacina D. B. Adam
Fusarium stem rot
Fusarium solani (Mart.) Appel & Wollenw. emend. Snyd.
& Hans.
Fusarium wilt
Fusarium oxysporum Schlechtend.: Fr. f. sp. capsici
f. sp. nov.
Gray leaf spot
Stemphylium solani G. F. Weber
S. lycopersici (Enjoji) W. Yamamoto
Gray mold
Botrytis cinerea Pers.:Fr.
Phytophthora blight
Phytophthora capsici Leonian
Powdery mildew
Oidiopsis sicula Scalia
    O. taurica E. S. Salmon [synanamorph]
    Leveillula taurica (Lev.) Arn. [teleomorph]
Southern blight
Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.
    Athelia rolfsii (Curzi) Tu & Kimbrough [teleomorph]
Verticillium wilt
Verticillium albo-atrum Reinke & Berthold
V. dahliae Kelb.
White mold
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary

NEMATODE DISEASES

Root knot
Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood
M. hapla Chitwood
M. javanica (Treub) Chitwood
M. arenaria (Neal) Chitwood
Sting nematode
Belonolaimus longicaduatus Rau
Other nematodes
Paratrichodorus spp.
Trichodorus spp.
Pratylenchus penetrans (Cobb) Filipjev & Schuurmans
    Stekhoven
Nacobbus aberrans (Thorne) Thorne & Allen
Dolichodorus heterocephalus Cobb
Helicotylenchus dihystera (Cobb) Sher
Hemicycliophora arenaria Raski
Radopholus similis (Cobb) Filipjev

DISEASES CAUSED BY PARASITIC SEED PLANTS

Dodder
Cuscuta spp.

VIRAL DISEASES

Alfalfa mosiac
genus Alfamovirus, Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV)
Andean potato mottle
genus Comovirus, Andean potato mottle virus-pepper strain (APMoV)
Beet curly top
genus Curtovirus, Beet curly top virus (BCTV)
Chili leaf curl
Possibly strain of Tobacco leaf curl virus (TLCV)
Chili veinal mottle
genus Potyvirus, Chili veinal mottle virus (ChiVMV)
Chino del tomate
genus Begomovirus, Chino del tomate virus (CdTV)
Cucumber mosaic
genus Cucumovirus, Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)
Pepper golden mosaic complex (previously Texas Pepper, Serrano Golden Mosaic, and Pepper Mild Tigre Viruses)
genus Begomorvirus, Serrano golden mosaic virus (SGMV), Pepper mild tigre virus (PMTV), and others
Pepper huasteco
genus Begomovirus, Pepper huasteco virus (PHV)
Pepper mild mottle
genus Tobamovirus, Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMV)
Pepper mottle
genus Potyvirus, Pepper mottle virus (PepMoV)
Pepper veinal mottle
genus Potyvirus, Pepper veinal mottle virus (PVMV)
Potato virus Y
genus Potyvirus, Potato virus Y (PVY)
Sinaloa tomato leaf curl
genus Begomovirus, Sinaloa tomato leaf curl virus (TCLV)
Tobacco etch
genus Potyvirus, Tobacco etch virus (TEV)
Tobacco mosaic and Tomato mosaic
genus Tobamovirus, Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV)
Tomato spotted wilt
genus Tospovirus, Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV)

POSTHARVEST DISEASES

Bacterial soft rot
Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora (L. R. Jones)
    Bergey et al.
E. carotovora subsp. atroseptica (Van Hall) Dye
E. chrysanthemi (Burkholder et al.)
Pseudomonas spp.
Alternaria rot
Alternaria alternata (Fries) Keissler
Botrytis fruit rot
Botrytis cinerea Pers.:Fr.
Rhizopus rot
Rhizopus stolonifer (Ehrenb.:Fr) Vuill.

ABIOTIC DISORDERS

Blossom-end rot
Deficiency of calcium in fruit
Sunscald
Exposure of fruit to sunlight and heat