Elsinoë batatas

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Elsinoë batatas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Myriangiales
Family: Elsinoaceae
Genus: Elsinoë
Species: E. batatas
Binomial name
Elsinoë batatas
Viégas & Jenkins (1943)
Synonyms

Sphaceloma batatas Sawada [as 'batatae'] (1931)

Elsinoë batatas is a species of fungus in the Elsinoaceae family. It is a plant pathogen that affects members of the genus Ipomoea, including the sweet potato.[1] The species was originally described in 1931 as a species of Sphaceloma, and in 1943 was transferred to Elsinoë by Ahmés Pinto Viégas and Anna Eliza Jenkins.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arene OB, Nwankiti AO. (1978). "Sweet potato diseases in Nigeria". International Journal of Pest Management 24 (3): 294–305. doi:10.1080/09670877809411630. 
  2. ^ Jenkins AE, Viégas AP. (1943). "Stem and foliage scab of sweetpotato". Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 33: 244–9. 

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