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chitosan on chili fruit (harvesting time) covered the surface of chili from external factors including C.
capsici . Other research investigated that chitosan inhibited conidia germination, conidia
development and destroyed cell wall of hyphae of C. capsici. Chitosan layer on chili fruits surface
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disease from all treatments of chitosan were significant with control (P≤ 0.05). Chitosan 0.75%
was the optimal concentration to inhibit anthracnose disease on chili fruits in post harvest period.
Chitosan is a physically barrier and an antifungal for C. capsici. Chitosane 0.75% inhibited
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