Tag: grey rot

Ergosterol: A Novel Indicator For Testing Fungal Infections in Grapes

Photo By Rob & Lisa Meehan (Flickr: Someone Else's Grapes) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Fungal infections in grapes, be it Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium spp., powdery mildew, or any other rot, is a frequent headache for vineyards, and are infections that threaten the quality of the grapes when picked at harvest, resulting in a lot…

Metabolic Changes in Grapes After Botrytis cinerea Infection and Implications for Early-Detection in the Vineyard

By John Yesberg (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

As almost everyone in the wine business knows, Botrytis cinerea is a fungal pathogen that attacks many plants, including grapes, which can cause significant crop and quality losses and ultimately economic losses for wineries and vineyards. Physiologically, B. cinerea excretes…