First report of anthracnose of jaboticaba caused by Colletotrichum tropicale in Japan

  • Satoshi TabaEmail author
  • Kento Fukuchi
  • Yuta Tamashiro
  • Yasuhiro Tomitaka
  • Ken-taro Sekine
  • Atsushi Ajitomi
  • Tetsuya Takushi
Disease Note


Anthracnose of jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora) was found in Okinawa Prefecture in 2013. The fungus isolated from diseased leaves was identified as Colletotrichum tropicale based on morphological characteristics and molecular analyses of the rDNA-ITS, TUB2, CAL, GAPDH, and GS regions. Inoculation tests using the isolated fungus confirmed that C. tropicale was the causal agent of the disease. This is the first report of anthracnose disease (tanso-byo) on jaboticaba caused by C. tropicale in Japan.


Myrciaria cauliflora Molecular analysis Fungal disease Tropical fruit Species complex 



We thank the collaborating farmer in Nago City, Okinawa, Japan for providing diseased jaboticaba samples.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Taba
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kento Fukuchi
    • 1
  • Yuta Tamashiro
    • 2
  • Yasuhiro Tomitaka
    • 3
  • Ken-taro Sekine
    • 1
  • Atsushi Ajitomi
    • 4
  • Tetsuya Takushi
    • 5
  1. 1.University of the RyukyusNishiharaJapan
  2. 2.Yaeyama Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Promotion CenterIshigakiJapan
  3. 3.Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center, NAROKoshiJapan
  4. 4.Okinawa Prefectural Agricultural Research Center, Ishigaki BranchIshigakiJapan
  5. 5.Okinawa Prefectural Agricultural Research Center Nago BranchNagoJapan

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