yellow sigatoka

noun

Definition of yellow sigatoka

  1. :  a leaf spot disease of bananas caused by an ascomycetous fungus (Mycosphaerella musicola) and marked initially by small yellowish-green streaks usually on the upper surface of the leaf He said most growers were vigilant in controlling yellow sigatoka, but the airborne disease had the potential to “get away” in the wet season. — Julie Lightfoot, Cairns Post (Australia), 10 Feb. 2010

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First Known Use of yellow sigatoka

1981


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