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Podridão de frutos de melancia causada por Sclerotium rolfsii no estado de Alagoas Watermelon fruit rot caused by Sclerotium rolfsii in the State of Alagoas

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Author(s): FÁTIMA M. QUEIROZ | M. F. S. MUNIZ | MARIA MENEZES | PERICLES G. BARROS

Journal: Fitopatologia Brasileira
ISSN 0100-4158

Volume: 27;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 543;
Date: 2002;
Original page

ABSTRACT
A new fruit rot disease caused by Sclerotium rolfsii on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) was observed in the State of Alagoas. The pathogenicity of the fungus was confirmed by artificial inoculations.This is the first report of S. rolfsii causing fruit rot in watermelon in Northeast of Brazil.
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