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Black sigatoka of banana

Scientific Name
Mycosphaerella fijiensis
Scientific Author
M. Morelet
Taxonomy
Ascomycetes, Mycosphaerellales

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References

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge Dr Wilson da Silva Moraes (APTA, Brazil) for providing one picture.

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