Fruit-spot (‘speckle’) of Jamaican bananas caused by Deightoniella torulosa (Syd.) Ellis: II. Factors affecting spore germination and infection

@article{Meredith1961FruitspotO,
  title={Fruit-spot (‘speckle’) of Jamaican bananas caused by Deightoniella torulosa (Syd.) Ellis: II. Factors affecting spore germination and infection},
  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
Some factors affecting germination of conidia of Deightoniella torulosa have been studied. In tap water on glass or on the surface of banana fruits, approximately 50% germination occurs after 1hr. incubation at 28–30 ° C. After 4–6 hr., nearly 90% of conidia have germinated. Germination does not occur below 95% R.H. : percentage germination in a water film is markedly higher than that at 100% R.H. Using a series of citrate-phosphate buffers, the optimum pH for germination and germ-tube… Expand
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