Agronomic characterization and resistance of banana genotypes to Colletotrichum musae


  • Marcio Akio Ootani Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Gil Rodrigues dos Santos Universidade Federal do Tocantins
  • Gabriela Priscila de Sousa Maciel Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Clovis Maurilio de Souza Universidade Federal do Tocantins
  • Raimundo Wagner de Souza Aguiar Universidade Federal do Tocantins
  • Ingrid Bernardo de Lima Coutinho Universidade Federal do Ceará



Anthracnose, Finger detachment, Post-Harvest


Banana is the most consumed fruit in the world as it is a delicious and aromatic fruit. However, its production is limited mainly due post-harvest problems such as diseases, especially anthracnose, which accelerates senescence and causes early fall. The aim of this work was to evaluate the agronomic traits and the resistance of banana genotypes (Fhia 18, Fhia 01, Thap Mae, Caipira, Prata (control) and Maçã (control)) to the fungus Colletotrichum musae. The weight of bunch (Wb), fruit length (Fl), fruit diameter (Fd), the number of fruits per bunch (Nfc), number of hands per bunch (Nhb), yield (Yd), pH, total sugars (Brix) and finger detachment were evaluated. The AUDPC (area under the disease progress curve) showed that the genotypes Fhia 01, Maçã and Prata (15.77, 15.55 and 11.60 respectively) are more susceptible to the fungus C. musae than Caipira, Fhia 18 and Thap maeo (6.66, 7.29 and 8.76 respectively). The experiment with Fhias 18 and Thap Maeo genotypes showed lower finger detachment of 18 and 15%, and Thap maeo, Fhia18 and Caipira were resistant to C musae and presented the best agronomic characteristics.


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OOTANI, M.A., DOS SANTOS, G.R., MACIEL, G.P. de S., DE SOUZA, C.M., AGUIAR, R.W. de S. and COUTINHO, I.B. de L., 2017. Agronomic characterization and resistance of banana genotypes to Colletotrichum musae . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 1506–1512. [Accessed21 April 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v33n6a2017-37123. Available from:



Agricultural Sciences