Pleosporales

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Alternaria dauci conidia (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: PaDIL

Pleosporales

This order contains more than 150 genera and includes various serious plant pathogens like early blight of potatoes. The fruiting bodies (ascomata) are usually spherical with a perithecia-like opening. The asci are bitunicate and the ascospores mostly septate.

For a review see Zhang et al., 2012.

Note:
This page only deals with plant pathogens. For other groups of Pleosporales in the system see


The following genera and individual species are currently entered under Pleosporales: