First report of Colletotrichum spp. causing diseases on Capsicum spp. in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

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H.K. Yun
A.H. Ahmad
S. Muid
J.S.S. Seelan

Abstract

Blackish or orange liquid-like spots were found on (n=100) fruits of chillies (Capsicum) sold in five local markets in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and C. capsici were identified as the causal agents of an anthracnose disease. This is the first report of Colletotrichum spp. as the causal agent of anthracnose infected chillies in Sabah.

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Yun, H., Ahmad, A., Muid, S. and Seelan, J. 2009. First report of Colletotrichum spp. causing diseases on Capsicum spp. in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1, 8 (Aug. 2009), 419–424. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2273.419-24.
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Author Biographies

H.K. Yun

Ha Kwan Yun completed her BSc (Hons) in Conservation Biology at the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia. Her thesis was on Morphological and Physiological Characterization of Colletotrichum spp. Isolated from Capsicum spp. (Chillies) in Sabah.

A.H. Ahmad

Abdul Hamid Ahmad is the Director of the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

S. Muid

Sepiah Muid is a senior lecturer from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. She has been working on taxonomy and systematics of Borneon fungi and mushrooms for the past 20 years.

J.S.S. Seelan

Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan is presently working as a researcher/tutor at the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation. He has been involved in mushroom and fungi related research for the past seven years and graduated in the field of fungal biotechnology from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.