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Fungal and Oomycete Diseases of Minor Tropical Fruit Crops

School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM, Gelugor 11800, Penang, Malaysia
Horticulturae 2022, 8(4), 323; https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8040323
Received: 3 March 2022 / Revised: 24 March 2022 / Accepted: 31 March 2022 / Published: 11 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Plant Pathology and Disease Management (PPDM))
Minor tropical fruits are grown on a small scale and provide income to smallholder farmers. The cultivation of these fruit crops indirectly contributes to the economy of producing countries as well as to food and crop security. Dragon fruits, guava, passionfruit, lychee, longan, mangosteen, durian, and rambutan are common minor fruit crops. In recent years, the international trade of some of these minor tropical fruits, particularly dragon fruit, passionfruit, guava, and lychee, has increased due to their nutritional value, with various health benefits. Similar to other crops, minor fruit crops are susceptible to fungal and oomycete diseases. These diseases negatively affect the yield and quality of fruit crops, leading to substantial losses. In this context, the knowledge of disease types and causal pathogens is fundamental to develop suitable disease management practices in the field as well as appropriate post-harvest treatments. View Full-Text
Keywords: fungi and oomycete; diseases; dragon fruits; guava; passionfruit; lychee; longan; mangosteen; durian; rambutan fungi and oomycete; diseases; dragon fruits; guava; passionfruit; lychee; longan; mangosteen; durian; rambutan
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Zakaria, L. Fungal and Oomycete Diseases of Minor Tropical Fruit Crops. Horticulturae 2022, 8, 323. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8040323

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Zakaria L. Fungal and Oomycete Diseases of Minor Tropical Fruit Crops. Horticulturae. 2022; 8(4):323. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8040323

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Zakaria, Latiffah. 2022. "Fungal and Oomycete Diseases of Minor Tropical Fruit Crops" Horticulturae 8, no. 4: 323. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8040323

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