Agaricomycetes (weed pathogens)

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Chondrostereum purpureum (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Jerzy Opioła
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Agaricomycetes (weed pathogens)

Agaricomycetes are a large class of basidiomycete fungi with more than 20,000 species. It includes the edible mushrooms and many important plant pathogenic species. Some species and strains are used or have been studied as biological control agents against weeds. For example, Chondrostereum purpureum, a species causing the silverleaf disease of fruit and other trees, is also used as a biological herbicide in forest management.

Please note that this page only deals with weed pathogens, for other groups of Agaricomycetes see:

The following orders of weed pathogens are here included: