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Abstract

Dieback due to Lasiodiplodia theobromae, a new constraint to cocoa production in Cameroon.

Abstract

This paper describes the first report of L. theobromae on cocoa in Cameroon. Since the late 1980s, cocoa has been affected by an unusual dieback disease. Symptoms are described and pathogenicity tests were carried out. Results of studies confirmed the identity of the pathogen.