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Second progress report on bunchy-top of abaca or Manila hemp

Ocfemia, Gerardo Offimaria

Phytopathology 17(4): 255-257


ISSN/ISBN: 0031-949X
Accession: 025430238

Certain cases of abaca heart rot in the Philippines are the last stages of bunchy-top. The symptoms of bunchy-top are like those of mosaics and chlorotic diseases. Nematodes, various soil conditions and soil fungi produce bunching of the leaves of abaca differing from that of the bunchy-top transmitted by the aphid, Pentolonia.

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