Vascular-Streak Dieback: A New Encounter Disease of Cacao in Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia Caused by the Obligate Basidiomycete Oncobasidium theobromae.

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ABSTRACT The basidiomycete Oncobasidium theobromae was identified as the cause of a devastating disease of cacao named vascular-streak dieback (VSD) in Papua New Guinea in the 1960s. VSD now causes losses among cacao seedlings and kills branches in mature cacao trees throughout Southeast Asia and parts of Melanesia. The characteristic symptoms include a… (More)
DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-97-12-1654

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@article{Guest2007VascularStreakDA, title={Vascular-Streak Dieback: A New Encounter Disease of Cacao in Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia Caused by the Obligate Basidiomycete Oncobasidium theobromae.}, author={David Guest and Philip J. Keane}, journal={Phytopathology}, year={2007}, volume={97 12}, pages={1654-7} }