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Isolation and identification of pathogen of a leaf spot disease of cassava in Yunnan.


In October 2010, a new kind of leaf spot disease was found on cassava in Baoshan, Yunnan province. The pathogen of this disease was isolated and cultured. Moreover, its pathogenicity, morphology, and ITS sequence were identified. The results indicated that the pathogen causing this new leaf spot disease of cassava in Baoshan was Bipolaris setariae Sawada.