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Common Name

Black Sigatoka, black leaf streak

Scientific Name

Mycosphaerella fijiensis. This the name of the sexual state; the asexual name is Paracercospora fijiensis (previously Pseudocercospora fijiensis).

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2019) Mycosphaerella fijiensis (black Sigatoka). Crop Protection Compendium. (; and from Black Sigatoka. Business Queensland. Queensland Government. (

Photo 1 Kohler F, Pellegrin F, Jackson G, McKenzie E (1997) Diseases of cultivated crops in Pacific Island countries. South Pacific Commission. Pirie Printers Pty Limited, Canberra, Australia. Diagram APSnet Education Center. Back Sigatoka of bananas and plantains, American Phytopathological Society. (  

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production , implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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