Fruit-spot (‘speckle’) of Jamaican bananas caused by Deightoniella torulosa (syd.) ellis: III. Spore formation, liberation and dispersal

@article{Meredith1961FruitspotO,
  title={Fruit-spot (‘speckle’) of Jamaican bananas caused by Deightoniella torulosa (syd.) ellis: III. Spore formation, liberation and dispersal},
  author={D. Meredith},
  journal={Transactions of The British Mycological Society},
  year={1961},
  volume={44}
}
  • D. Meredith
  • Published 1961
  • Biology
  • Transactions of The British Mycological Society
The air in two Jamaican banana plantations was sampled during the period 19 July–5 October 1960 at 3 m. above ground with a Hirst automatic volumetric spore trap. Each day's slide was scanned and conidia of Deightoniella torulosa were counted at positions representing 2-hourly intervals. In both plantations there was a clearly defined diurnal periodicity, the peak concentration of spores/m.3 of air normally occurring near 08.00 hr. and then decreasing to a low level between 12.00 and 24.00 hr… Expand
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