Grey to black moldy growth was seen in red bell peppers obtained from market. Histo-pathological studies performed using a foldscope revealed :
- Profusely branched, septate mycelium
- Several pale-brown conidia observed on the tips of conidiophores
- Each conidium was multicellular and elliptical in shape
- On consulting the literature, the fungus was found to be Alternaria solani
- Alternaria is the most common cause of internal rot in Capsicum (bell peppers) that belongs to family Solanaceae
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