‘Dead skin’ on yams (Dioscorea alata) caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

Abstract

A storage rot of yams (Dioscorea alata), commonly referred to as ‘dead skin', has recently become a major constraint to yam production in the Caribbean. The fungal pathogen Colletotrichum gloeosporioides was consistently isolated from affected tubers and re-inoculation of healthy yam tubers resulted in the development of typical symptoms of dead skin.

Citation

Plant Pathology (1994) 43 (6) 1062-1065 [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3059.1994.tb01660.x]

‘Dead skin’ on yams (Dioscorea alata) caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

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