First Report of Olive Anthracnose, Caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, in Morocco

  • El Hassan Achbani Centre Régional de la Recherche Agronomique, Unité de Recherche en Protection des Plantes, Laboratoire de Phytobactériologie et de lutte biologique, Km 11, route Hadj Kaddour, 50100, Meknès, Morocco
  • Abdellatif Benbouazza Centre Régional de la Recherche Agronomique, Unité de Recherche en Protection des Plantes, Laboratoire de Phytobactériologie et de lutte biologique, Km 11, route Hadj Kaddour, 50100, Meknès, Morocco
  • Allal Douira Faculté des Sciences, Université Ibn Tofaïl, Laboratoire Botanique, Biotechnologie et Protection des Plantes, Kénitra, Morocco.
Keywords: Olea europea, Picholine marocaine, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Morocco

Abstract

Ripe and overripe olive fruits (Picholine marocaine) showing circular spots of 5 to 20 mm in diameter, slightly depressed and reddish-brown in color, were collected from two orchards located in the regions of Ouazzane in Morocco. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides was isolated from symptomatic fruits and Koch’s postulate was fulfilled. According to the literature, this is the first report of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causing anthracnose in olives in Morocco.

Published
2017-05-25
Section
ARTICLES