A. BalamuruganDepartment of Plant Pathology (Student)Madurai Agricultural College and Research Institute (TNAU), Tamil Nadu, India Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Host: Musa spp. (banana)Disease name: Yellow Sigatoka leaf spotPathogen name: Mycosphaerella musicola J. L. Mulder
Yellow Sigatoka leaf spots on a banana leaf.
Yellow Sigatoka leaf spot occurs throughout the world and is one of the most destructive diseases of banana. The symptoms first appear as small, light yellow spots or streaks parallel to the side vein of the leaf. Later, the spots elongate and turn brown with light gray centers. Such spots soon enlarge further; the tissue around them turns yellow and dies; and adjacent spots coalesce to form large lesions. The pathogen survives in the infected banana leaves and spreads through windborne conidia.
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