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Mycopathologia. 2004 Feb;157(2):217-23.

Penicillium implicatum causes a destructive rot of pomegranate fruits.

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  • 1Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Slovak Agricultural University, Nitra, Slovak Republic. Roman.Labuda@uniag.sk


In this study Penicillium implicatum Biourge was found to be the cause of a destructive rot of stored pomegranate (Punica granata) fruits. This species has not previously been reported to cause disease of the fruit. The ability of the strain to decay pomegranates as well as some varieties of apples (Jonagold, Selena and Vanda) under laboratory conditions after inoculation with conidia into the subcutaneous layer of healthy fruits was demonstrated. The fungus was also found on mouldy stamens of pomegranates.

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