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Development of Apple Fruit Rot and Basidiocarp Formation by Schizophyllum commune. A. J. Latham, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Alabama 36830. Phytopathology 60:596-598. Accepted for publication 3 October 1969. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-60-596.

Basidiocarps of Schizophyllum commune developed on apples inoculated with mycelium or spores incubated approximately 70 days at 30 C in 1 to 7 ft-c of light. S. commune infected apples at sites of natural or artificial wounds. Golden Delicious and Red York apples rotted faster than other cultivars tested, and exhibited the most pronounced zonate symptoms.