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Tag Archives: Plant Pathology
Amongst the most important visual, superficial features of the powdery mildew are their appendages. These limb-like features arising from the surface of the, sexual spore containing, chasmothecia are important for latching onto the stems and leaves of their hosts. They vary … Continue reading
After establishing itself on a host a powdery mildew can begin to reproduce. Asexual conidia (spores) are produced as 3-D protrusions, on structures called conidiophores, from the predominantly 2-D mycelial network on the surface of a host. In this aspect … Continue reading
The year 2000 saw a major revision of the taxonomy of the powdery mildews originally proposed by Braun (1987). The new monograph saw the recognition of the five major lineages of the Erysiphales therefore establishing the five ‘tribes’ (table 1).