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Four Postharvest Diseases of the Nigerian Red Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Ngwanma U. Uma, Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Plant Dis. 65:915-916. Accepted for publication 1 August 1981. Copyright 1981 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-65-915.

Verticillium, Fusarium, and Alternaria rots caused by Verticillium psalliotae, two species of Fusarium (F. moniliforme and Fusarium sp.), and Alternaria alternata, respectively, were found on ripe pepper fruits in Lagos State, Nigeria. The type of rot produced by the different fungi varied. These four diseases of pepper have not been reported previously in Nigeria.