Leakage of electrolytes in chilli fruits infected withColletotrichum capsici

  • V Thirupathaiah
  • D Subramanian


Extracts fromColletotrichum-infected chilli fruits contain the enzyme endo-PGTE (Polygalacturonatetrans-eliminase) which appears to increase the permeability of chilli and potato cells. This effect is greater in red ripened fruits which are susceptible to rotting than in the green chilli fruits.


Permeability changes Colletotrichum infection chilli fruit rot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V Thirupathaiah
    • 1
    • 2
  • D Subramanian
    • 1
  1. 1.University Botany LaboratoryMadras
  2. 2.Department of BotanyKakatiya UniversityWarangal

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