Research in Plant Disease 2011;17(2):232-234.
Published online August 30, 2011.
First Report of Sour Rot on Post-harvest Oriental Melon, Tomato, Cucumber, Potato, Pumpkin and Carrot Caused by Geotrichum candidum
Yong Ki Kim, Taek Soo Kim, Hong Sik Shim, Kyung Seok Park, Wan Hae Yeh, Sung Jun Hong, Chang Ki Shim, Jeong Soon Kim, Jong Ho Park, Eun Jung Han, Min Ho Lee, Hyeong Jin Jee
During survey of postharvest diseases of vegetables in the middle region of Korea in 2003, 2004 and 2005, new disease symptoms showing watery rot and soft rot were observed. In this study, the disease causal agents were identified as Geotrichum candidum, and their host range and pathogenicity were investigated. G. candidum isolated had wide host range and strong pathogenicity against carrot, cucumber, tomato and pumpkin. The disease occurrence on several vegetables that G. candidum can be a serious threat to stable production of fresh vegetable.
Key Words: Geotrichum candidum, Postharvest, Sour rot

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