Fruit-spot (‘speckle’) of Jamaican bananas caused by Deightoniella torulosa (Syd.) Ellis: I. Symptoms of disease and studies on pathogenicity

@article{Meredith1961FruitspotO,
  title={Fruit-spot (‘speckle’) of Jamaican bananas caused by Deightoniella torulosa (Syd.) Ellis: I. Symptoms of disease and studies on pathogenicity},
  author={D. Meredith},
  journal={Transactions of The British Mycological Society},
  year={1961},
  volume={44},
  pages={95-104}
}
  • D. Meredith
  • Published 1961
  • Biology
  • Transactions of The British Mycological Society
The external symptoms of a serious fruit-spot (‘speckle’) of Jamaican ‘Lacatan’ bananas are described. Spots are round, up to 4 mm. in diam., with a reddish brown centre and a characteristic dark green halo. Deightoniella torulosa was isolated with a high frequency from spotted tissue; no other fungus (or bacterium) was isolated with significant frequency. In pathogenicity tests, D. torulosa caused typical spots to develop on the fruit peel after 48 hr. After 72 hr. some spots had diameters of… Expand
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