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Abstract

Boeremia exigua causing leaf spots on sweet potato in Brazil.

Abstract

In what is a first for the world, leaf spot disease of sweet potato, caused by Boeremia exigua, is reported in Brazil. Identity of the fungus was confirmed by a combination of molecular and morphological data. Koch's postulates were fulfilled with a selected isolate of the fungus obtained from Santa Maria do Jetibá, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil.