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Infection of citrus pollen grains by Colletotrichum acutatum

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Autor(es):
Rodrigues Marques, Joo Paulo [1] ; Amorim, Lilian [1] ; Sposito, Marcel Bellato [1] ; Marin, Denis [2] ; Appezzato-da-Gloria, Beatriz [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] FUNDECITRUS, Fundo Defesa Citricultura, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: European Journal of Plant Pathology; v. 136, n. 1, p. 35-40, MAY 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 5
Resumo

Postbloom fruit drop (PFD), an important disease caused by Colletotrichum spp., affects citrus yields in Brazil. PFD is characterised by the presence of necrotic lesions on the petals and stigmas of citrus flowers and by the subsequent abscission of young fruit. PFD epidemics have high disease progress rates, which is unusual for a pathogen that produces acervuli and is dispersed by rain. It is possible that other dispersal agents, such as insects and pollen, are involved in the spread of this disease. The objective of this work was to test whether citrus pollen grains can be colonised by Colletotrichum acutatum. Studies using light and electron microscopy showed that the pollen of Citrus sinensis can be infected by C. acutatum. This pathogen can penetrate and colonise citrus pollen grains 24 h after inoculation with the pathogen. The germ tube of conidia either penetrates the pollen sporodermis directly or passes through pollen germ pores. A single hypha can colonise more than one pollen grain. On the surface of the stigma, conidium formation can be observed. This study shows that Citrus sinensis pollen may, in fact, play a role in the spread of C. acutatum in citrus orchards. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/00425-6 - Podridão floral dos citros: histopatologia de Colletotrichum acutatum
Beneficiário:João Paulo Rodrigues Marques
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 08/54176-4 - Epidemiologia molecular e manejo da podridão floral dos citros em áreas de expansão da cultura no estado de São Paulo
Beneficiário:Lilian Amorim
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático