genus Phytophthora


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Noun1.genus Phytophthora - destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Pythiaceae, Pythiaceae - fungi having sporangia usually borne successively and singly at the tips of branching sporangiophores
Phytophthora citrophthora - causes brown rot gummosis in citrus fruits
Phytophthora infestans - fungus causing late blight in solanaceous plants especially tomatoes and potatoes
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Speaking on Radio 4's You And Yours programme, he said: 'Sudden Oak Death is a fungus disease which was first identified almost simultaneously in California and Northern Europe and has now been characterised as a new species of the genus Phytophthora which is probably best known to gardeners as the disease that causes potato blight.
Speaking on Radio 4's You And Yours programme, he said: "Sudden Oak Death is a fungus disease which was first identified almost simultaneously in California and Northern Europe and has now been characterised as a new species of the genus Phytophthora, which is probably best-known to gardeners as the disease that causes potato blight.
Field tests, microscopic observation, and genetic sequencing all point to the genus Phytophthora.