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Cotton Staining caused by Crebrothecium ashbyi (= Eremothecium ashbyi) in South Africa

W. F. O. Marasas
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 3 | a1543 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i3.1543 | © 1971 W. F. O. Marasas | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 November 1971 | Published: 14 November 1971

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A description is given of  Crebrothecium ashbyi (Guill.) Routien  (— Eremothecium ashbyi Guill.) which was isolated from yellow stained cotton fibres. This fungus, in association with cotton Stainer insects, caused extensive cotton staining in the Vaalharts area o f the Cape Province during 1969-1970.


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