Phyllosticta musarum Infection-Induced Defences Suppress Anthracnose Disease Caused by Colletotrichum musae in Banana Fruits cv ‘Embul’

@article{Abayasekara2013PhyllostictaMI,
  title={Phyllosticta musarum Infection-Induced Defences Suppress Anthracnose Disease Caused by Colletotrichum musae in Banana Fruits cv ‘Embul’},
  author={Charmalie Abayasekara and N. K. B. Adikaram and U. W. N. P. Wanigasekara and B. M. Ratnayake Bandara},
  journal={The Plant Pathology Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={77 - 86}
}
Anthracnose development by Colletotrichum musae was observed to be significantly less in the fruits of the banana cultivar 'Embul' (Mysore, AAB) infected with Phyllosticta musarum than in fruits without such infections. Anthracnose disease originates from quiescent C. musae infections in the immature fruit. P. musarum incites minute, scattered spots, referred to as freckles, in the superficial tissues of immature banana peel which do not expand during maturation or ripening. P. musarum does not… 

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