Fusarium mangiferae

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branches of mango seedlings 0, 45, 75 and 120 days after inoculations with Fusarium mangiferae, showing the formation of many new buds and small leaves (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Feng Liu, Jing-bo Wu, Ru-lin Zhan and Xiong-chang Ou
Source:Frontiers in Microbiology (2016), vol. 7, art. 1443

Fusarium mangiferae Britz, M.J. Wingf. & Marasas 2002

This fungus causes the mango malformation disease in Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean region and North America. Infected trees are stunted with an increased formation of vegetative buds and flowers. Leaves are smaller and fewer fruits are produced that are often aborted. Microconidia are around 5-8 x 2 µm long. Macroconidia are more slender, around 40 x 2-3 µm with 3-5 cells.