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ABSTRACT: Stem rot and wilt of Jew’s marrow (nalta jute, Corchorus olitorius) were found on Is. Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, in March 2000. An anamorphic fungus, Lasiodiplodia theobromae was isolated repeatedly from the diseased plants and demonstrated to cause the disease. We coined the Japanese name “kurogare-byô”
of Jew’s marrow for the present disease because it was new to Japan, although it had already been reported in India and Bangladesh
as black band of the plant.
Journal of General Plant Pathology 05/2012; 74(1):91-93. · 0.89 Impact Factor