Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. vasinfectum
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. vasinfectum causes a vascular wilt disease of cotton plants and occurs in many parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, north and south America and Europe, where cotton is an important cash crop. Crop losses can be very severe and the economic impact of Fusarium wilt can be significant in both developed regions and to poor farmers in less developed countries. Much research continues to be carried out on the disease and the causal pathogen, as summarised in the IMI Description 1120. For a broader review of cotton diseases, including those caused by bacteria, Verticillium, viruses and nematodes, see the book Hillocks, R.J. (1992). Cotton Diseases. CAB INTERNATIONAL, 415 pp.
The description sheet was provided by CABI's International Mycological Institute, now integrated into CABI Bioscience.
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