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Sooty Mold

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Title: Sooty Mold
Authors: Nelson, Scot
Keywords: sooty molds
Morinda citrifolia
Piper methysticum
show 3 morefungal diseases of plants
insect vectors
signs and symptoms (plants)

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Issue Date: Oct 2008
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Nelson S. 2008. Sooty mold. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 6 p. (Plant Disease; PD-52).
Series/Report no.: Plant Disease
Abstract: These mold fungi do not infect plant tissues but feed on honeydew produced by sap-sucking insects; their damage is cosmetic, but they do reduce photosynthesis when covering leaf tissues. Examples of the mold on kava, noni, palms, banana, coffee, and other plants are shown.
Pages/Duration: 6 pages
Appears in Collections:Plant Disease, 1997 - present

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