Ascomycota (weed pathogens)

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Cercospora chenopodii symptoms on Chenopodium leaf (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Florida Division of Plant Industry Archive, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - IPM Images

Ascomycota (weed pathogens)

The Ascomycota are a large group of fungi, including many plant pathogens. The sexual fruiting bodies (ascocarps) have various shapes but all contain sac-like structure (the asci) which produce ascospores. The group also includes several genera and species which reproduce asexually only. Further, some single-celled groups do not form fruiting bodies, instead the cells develop into asci during sexual reproduction.

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


This group includes orders from the classes Dothideomycetes, Leotiomycetes and Sordariomycetes. The following orders of weed pathogenic fungi have been entered into the system: