Some Nutritional Requirements of Colletotrichum coffeanum Noack

Article metrics


IN the course of the studies on the physiology of plant pathogenic fungi causing diseases in tropical crops of Mexico, several strains of Colletotrichum coffeanum Noack were isolated from coffee plants (Coffea arabica) showing typical signs of leaf spotting and die-back. Very little is known about the nutritional requirements of this fungus, although observations concerning the taxonomy and pathogenicity have been reported from time to time1. However, some previous reports have made reference to various aspects of the physiological behaviour of the conidial stage of Glomerella cingulata 2, which is identified as C. coffeanum 3. The purpose of this communication is to summarize our observations on one of the isolated strains.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1

    Hastings de Gutierrez, L., Turrialba (Costa Rica), 4, 115 (1954). Henrard, P., Agricultura (Louvain), 5, 39 (1957). Rayner, R. W., East African Agric. J., 17, 130 (1952).

  2. 2

    Lin, Ch. K., Amer. J. Bot., 32, 296 (1945). Sussman, A. S., Coughey, P., and Strain, J. C., Amer. J. Bot., 42, 810 (1955).

  3. 3

    Small, W., Kew Bull., 2, 57 (1921).

  4. 4

    Steinberg, R. A., Amer. J. Bot., 6, 330 (1919).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

BARTNISKI-GARCÍÁ, S., CASAS-CAMPILLO, C. Some Nutritional Requirements of Colletotrichum coffeanum Noack. Nature 181, 565–566 (1958) doi:10.1038/181565a0

Download citation


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.