Phytophthora associated with cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in south Kanara District, Karnataka, India


  • T.N. Sreenivasan Cocoa Research Unit, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
  • R. Chandra Mohanan Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Vittal 574 243, Kamataka, India


Phytophthora, Cocoa, Fungal diseases


Studies to identify the Phytophthora associated with cocoa in the south Kanara District. Kamataka, India, showed the presence of only one species of Phytophthora. From the sporangial morphology of the various isolates it is concluded that P. palmivora (Butl.) Butler is the pathogen associated with cocoa in south Kanara.



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