Ceratobasidium (genus)

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Ceratobasidium cereale symptoms on wheat stems (after removing the leaf sheaths) (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Paul Bachi, University of Kentucky Research and Education Center
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Ceratobasidium D.P. Rogers 1935

This genus contains around 10 species of fungi, some of them are causing important plant diseases like Ceratobasidium cereale the causal agent of sharp eyespot of wheat. Other species are saprotrophic and colonize dead plant material. The genus is closely related to the genus Rhizoctonia. It is mainly characterized by the DNA structure of its members.

Synonyms:
Ceratorhiza


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