APPEARANCE OF QUIESCENT FRUIT ROT FUNGI ON RAMBUTAN STORED AT 13°C AND 25°C
Fungi isolated from fruit rot symptoms were Botryoidplodia theobromae, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium, Pestalotiopsis sp., Phomopsis sp. and the perfect form of Colletotrichum sp., Glomerella sp. The appearances of B. theobromae, C. gloeosporioides and G. bulbilium were unaffected by storage temperatures. Populations detected at 13°C and 25°C were 10.3 and 13.5 % for B. theobromae, 42.1 and 43.4 % for C. gloeosporioides, 2.9 and 3.4 % for G. bulbilium, respectively. Population of Pestalotiopsis sp. detected at 13°C was higher than at 25°C (21.9 and 11.9 %, respectively). But the detected populations of Phomopsis sp. were opposite, they were 22.7 and 30.4% at 13°C and 25°C, respectively. Severe infection was observed for B. theobromae and C. gloeosporioides.