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Effect of altitude on the distribution of the fungus causing coffee berry disease in Kenya

by Mulinge, S.K.
Publisher: Ene 1971Subject(s): ENFERMEDADES FUNGOSAS | COLLETOTRICHUM | DISTRIBUCION NATURAL | CONDICIONES AMBIENTALES | ALTITUD | EFECTOS DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE | COLLETOTRICHUM COFFEANUM | DISEMINACION | FUNGAL DISEASES | COLLETOTRICHUM | NATURAL DISTRIBUTION | ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS | ALTITUDE | COLLETOTRICHUM COFFEANUM | MALADIE FONGIQUE | COLLETOTRICHUM | DISTRIBUTION NATURELLE | CONDITION ENVIRONNEMENTALE | ALTITUDE | COLLETOTRICHUM COFFEANUM In: Annals of Applied Biology (RU) v. 67(1) p. 93-98Summary: Investigations in 1968 and 1969 showed that the relative abundance of the four main strains of Colletotrichum coffeanum (CBD ccp, cca and ccm (Gibbs, 1969)) in the bark of coffee trees varied with altitude. The CBD and ccp strains increases but to a smaller extent. The ccm strain decreased with increasing altitude. It is considered that the greater abundance of the CBD strain at the higher altitudes contributes to the greater severity of coffee berry disease at these locations
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Investigations in 1968 and 1969 showed that the relative abundance of the four main strains of Colletotrichum coffeanum (CBD ccp, cca and ccm (Gibbs, 1969)) in the bark of coffee trees varied with altitude. The CBD and ccp strains increases but to a smaller extent. The ccm strain decreased with increasing altitude. It is considered that the greater abundance of the CBD strain at the higher altitudes contributes to the greater severity of coffee berry disease at these locations

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