Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat. and Nigrospora sp. in the Air of a Jamaican Banana Plantation

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CAMMACK1 has commented on the lack of detailed information about the composition of the air spora in tropical climates. On the other hand, Hirst2,3 and others have contributed much to our knowledge of fluctuations in the air spora in a temperate climate. Seasonal changes in three common constituents (Puccinia polysora, Nigrospora sphaerica, Cladosporium spp.) of the air spora of Southern Nigeria have been described by Cammack1. The observations described here were made during an investigation4–6 chiefly designed to provide information about dispersal of Deightoniella torulosa, the cause of fruit-spot (‘speckle’) of Jamaican bananas.

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MEREDITH, D. Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat. and Nigrospora sp. in the Air of a Jamaican Banana Plantation. Nature 190, 555–557 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190555a0

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