Definition of Sigatoka in English:


Syllabification: Sig·a·to·ka
Pronunciation: /ˌsigəˈtōkə


  • A fungal disease of banana plants characterized by elongated spots on the leaves, which then rot completely.
    • The fungus is Mycosphaerella musicola, subdivision Ascomycotina
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    • The first threat is a fungal disease called black Sigatoka, which has become a global epidemic since it first appeared in Fiji in 1963.
    • Black Sigatoka, also known as black leaf streak, is common on bananas in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Among the fungal diseases most prominently found in Africa is the Sigatoka complex comprising two types: black and yellow Sigatoka.


1920s: named after a district in Fiji.

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