Phyllosticta species associated with freckle disease of banana

Wong, Mee-Hua, Crous, Pedro W., Henderson, Juliane, Groenewald, Johannes Z. and Drenth, Andre (2012) Phyllosticta species associated with freckle disease of banana. Fungal Diversity, 56 1: 173-187. doi:10.1007/s13225-012-0182-9

Author Wong, Mee-Hua
Crous, Pedro W.
Henderson, Juliane
Groenewald, Johannes Z.
Drenth, Andre
Title Phyllosticta species associated with freckle disease of banana
Formatted title
Phyllosticta species associated with freckle disease of banana
Journal name Fungal Diversity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1560-2745
Publication date 2012-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s13225-012-0182-9
Volume 56
Issue 1
Start page 173
End page 187
Total pages 15
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The identity of the casual agent of freckle disease of banana was investigated. The pathogen is generally referred to in literature under its teleomorphic name, Guignardia musae, or that of its purported anamorph, Phyllosticta musarum. Based on morphological and molecular data from a global set of banana specimens, several species were found associated with freckle disease. Phyllosticta maculata (from Southeast Asia and Oceania) is introduced as a new name for Guignardia musae, and an epitype is designated from Australia. Phyllosticta musarum (from India and Thailand) is shown to represent a distinct species, and the name is fixed by designation of an epitype from India. Guignardia stevensii is confirmed as distinct species from Hawaii, while Guignardia musicola from northern Thailand is shown to contain different taxa and is regarded as nomen confusum. Phyllosticta cavendishii is described as a new, widely distributed species, appearing primarily on Cavendish, but also on non-Cavendish banana cultivars.
Keyword Freckle disease of Musa
Citrus black spot
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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