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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 7, Issue 4: December 2018
Page (s) : 245-249
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Review Article
Online : 29-Dec-2018
Diseases of Important Fruit Crops Caused by Alternaria spp. in India : A Review
Alka Kushwaha*, Udit Narain and Vandana Krishna
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Fruits play an important role in nourishment of human being by providing different types of their products. Fruit crops are affected by a number of pathogens of different origin in which species of Alternaria, a group of fungal disease causing agents, are one of them. Twenty important fruit crops of tropical and temperate regions have been observed to suffer from 14 species of Alternaria which cause leaf spots and blight and also rotting of fruits in orchards and during transit and storage. Symptomatology of different types of diseases of fruit crops along with association of Alternaria spp. with them have been dealt in this review. Some species of Alternaria have been noticed to cause the disease to a particular host family, host genus on specific plant species. Based on the nature of disease and its severity, the successful management strategy can be adopted.

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Kushwaha A., Narain U. and Krishna V. (2018). Diseases of important fruit crops caused by Alternaria spp. in India : A review. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, (4): 245-249
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