Aureobasidium (genus)

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Aureobasidium zeae symptoms on corn leaf (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Daren Mueller, Iowa State University
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Aureobasidium Viala & G. Boyer 1891

This genus contains around 20 species of fungi, several of them causing diseases on crops. Economically, the most important ones are Aureobasidium caulivorum infecting clover and A. zeae infecting maize. The genus shows many similarities to the genus Kabatiella and several Aureobasidium species have been originally described under Kabatiella.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: