Cladosporium musae

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Cladosporium musae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Dothideomycetidae
Order: Capnodiales
Family: Mycosphaerellaceae
Genus: Cladosporium
Species: C. musae
Binomial name
Cladosporium musae
E.W. Mason, (1945)

Metulocladosporiella musae
Periconiella sapientumicola

Cladosporium musae is a fungal plant pathogen that causes Cladosporium speckle on banana and which occurs in most countries in which the fruit is cultivated.[1] Unsuccessful attempts to transfer the Cladosporium pathogen in vitro to healthy banana plants seem to confirm reports that the infection remains latent in otherwise healthy plants.[2]


  1. ^ Crous, P. W.; Schroers, H-J.; Groenewald, J. Z.; Braun, U.; Schubert, K. Metulocladosporiella gen. nov. for the causal organism of Cladosporium speckle disease of banana, Mycological Research 110 (2006) 264-275
  2. ^ Photita, W.; Lumyong, P.; Lumyong, S.; McKenzie, E. H. C.; Hyde, K. D. Are some endophytes of Musa acuminita latent pathogens? Fungal Diversity 16 (2004) 131-140

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