Blight of Sesame (Sesamum orientale L.) caused by Alternaria sesami (Kawamura) n.comb
Mohanty, N.N.; Behera, B.C.
Current Science 27(12): 492-493
ISSN/ISBN: 0011-3891 Accession: 013971122
A survey by the State Agricultural Research Station, Bhubaneswar, revealed that sesame blight is widespread in India and under moist conditions causes considerable damage. The pathogen closely resembles Macrosporium sesami, with the difference that the conidia occur in chains. The fungus has accordingly been reclassified as A. sesami.