Production of conidia and appressoria by Cordana johnstonii on banana.

@article{Allen1990ProductionOC,
  title={Production of conidia and appressoria by Cordana johnstonii on banana.},
  author={R. N. Allen and E. Dettmann},
  journal={Fungal Biology},
  year={1990},
  volume={94},
  pages={815-818}
}
Cordana johnstonii started to produce conidia on banana leaf spots about 1 d after wetting and, under moist conditions, continued sporulating at a constant rate for another 5 d at least. The optimum temperature for conidial production (Topt) was 21 °C. At 22°, 0·04 conidia mm−2 of lesion h−1 were produced on dead leaves, but on living leaves production was 0·3-2·3 conidia mm−2 h−1 Conidial survival was affected by dryness, with half-lives averaging 53 h on moist leaves and only 10 h on dry leaf… Expand