Colletotrichum acutatum is the major causative agent of secondary leaf fall disease of rubber. All isolates of the fungus examined
secreted polygalacturonase (PG), pectin lyase (PL) and the cellulolytic enzymes, β-glucosidase, and cellobiase in culture. Molecular
weight determinations suggest that PG as well as the PL produced by all isolates are similar. PG activity was absent in infected
rubber leaves. However, PL activity was detected in infected tissues associated with the enlargement of lesions. β-glucosidase was
present in both healthy and infected leaves while cellobiase was detected only in infected leaf tissue.