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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pearl Millet Diseases: Questionable and Poorly Described Diseases: Leptosphaerulina Leaf Spot

Pearl Millet Diseases
Questionable and Poorly Described Diseases

Leptosphaerulina Leaf Spot

Leptosphaerulina trifolii (Rost) Petr. was isolated in India from pearl millet samples (either leaf spots or head molds--the report was not clear) and inoculated back onto pearl millet. Initial infection of leaves developed as small, light brown spots that later turned papery, with perithecia in the center. Ascospores have muriform septation. This disease was reported once (Gaikwad and Rane 1977) and may be an artifact of controlled inoculations.


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Original posting: June 5, 1999.

Last Modified: 2/6/2002
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