A century of sugarcane red rot research in India

Sangeetha Panicker*, R. Velazhahan

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter looks back at about hundred years of research on red rot of sugarcane in India. Aspects like epidemics caused due to red rot of sugarcane in India and the associated quantitative and qualitative losses have been highlighted. Some of the basic and advanced researches on the pathogen morphology and molecular characterization of Colletotrichum falcatum, diagnostic methods and the induction of systemic resistance against the pathogen have been described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Status of Sugarcane Research in India
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781634635134
ISBN (Print)9781634634588
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Colletotrichum falcatum
  • India
  • Red rot
  • Sugarcane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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