Cultivar Resistance to Anthracnose Disease of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) caused by Colletotrichum destructivum O'Gara

@article{LatundeDada2004CultivarRT,
  title={Cultivar Resistance to Anthracnose Disease of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) caused by Colletotrichum destructivum O'Gara},
  author={Akinwunmi O. Latunde-Dada and R J O'connell and Paul Bowyer and John Alexander Lucas},
  journal={European Journal of Plant Pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={105},
  pages={445-451}
}
The infection process of Colletotrichum destructivum, a hemibiotrophic anthracnose fungus, was studied by light microscopy in two cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) cultivars which differ in disease reaction type. Large, multilobed, intracellular infection vesicles, followed by necrotrophic, radiating, secondary hyphae were produced in tissues of the susceptible cv. IT82E-60. In the resistant cv. TVx 3236, both the production of appressoria and their melanisation were impaired, resulting in reduced… CONTINUE READING