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Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo,

Black sigatoka

Pseudocercospora fijiensis

Black sigatoka (Pseudocercospora fijiensis) is a fungal pathogen.

Black Sigatoka is a leaf spot disease of banana plants caused by ascomycete fungus Mycosphaerella fijiensis. Plants with leaves damaged by the disease may have up to 50% lower yield of fruit.