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Kabatiella zeae symptoms on corn leaf (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Daren Mueller, Iowa State University
Source: IPM Images


This order of fungi is part of the Dothideomycetes and contains saprophytic and plant pathogenic species. Like other groups under this class, the members form asci which are enclosed in a double wall (bitunicate asci). Traditionally, the order was defined by the morphology of its fruiting bodies, like the immersed and thick-walled ascomata. However, taxonomists now rely on the DNA structure to assign genera to this group.

For a taxonomical review see Thambugala et al., 2014.

This page deals only with plant pathogenic species, for beneficial groups see:

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