Phytopathology 2017 12 9;107(12):1541-1548. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
First, second, third, and sixth authors: Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695; third author: Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631; fourth author: Dole Standard Fruits, SA, Tropical Research Department, Rio Frio, Costa Rica; and fifth author: Agronomic Research Center, University of Costa Rica, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, Costa Rica.
Pseudocercospora fijiensis is the causal pathogen of black Sigatoka, a devastating disease of banana that can cause 20 to 80% yield loss in the absence of fungicides in banana crops. The genetic structure of populations of P. fijiensis in Costa Rica was examined and compared with Honduran and global populations to better understand migration patterns and inform management strategies. Read More