Powdery Mildew disease of cucurbits

Powdery mildew of cucurbits is caused by two fungus, Sphaerotheca fuliginea (syn. Podosphaera xanthii) and Erysiphe cichoracearum (syn. Golovinomyces cichoracearum). It is one of the most common diseases occurring in most of the cucurbitaceous crops.

Bipolaris: a plant pathogen causing human infection

The genus Bipolaris includes important plant pathogens with worldwide distribution. The genus contains several well known pathogenic species that affects wheat, rye, barley, oat and other graminaceous plants. The pathogen is particularly aggressive under conditions of high humidity and high temperature. Bipolaris species are now emerging as a potential human pathogen causing infections of the...


Spores The disease produces white to grey powdery growth on the upper surface of older leaves. The affected leaves curl, become chlorotic and die. In India since the last decade powdery mildew caused by Golovinomyces cichoracearum formerly called as Erysiphe cichoracearum has become one of the major diseases of sunflower. This disease causes considerable yield...

Fruit Rot of Chilli

Fruit Rot on King Chilli Fruiting body (Acervulus) of the fungus causing Fruit rot,Colletotrichum capsici and its spores

Anthracnose of French Bean

Anthracnose on Bean Dark brown needle like structure called setae ,a characteristic feature of anthracnose fungi. Cylindrical,colourless spores of the fungus Colletotrichum lindemuthianum