Causal Agent: 

Fungi (Choanephora sp.)

Characteristic Symptoms:
Symptom on infected plant part resembles a pincushion with numerous small, black-headed pins stuck in it.
Affected part becomes water-soaked and wet rot develops within 24-48 hours period. 
Symptom on pod starts at its end/tip.
Conditions for Disease Development:
Development of wet rot is favored by high relative humidity and excessive rainfall.
The spores are disseminated by wind, rain, water splashes and insects. 
Choanephora can persist on plant debris and dead organic matter.

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