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Gilbertella persicaria (E.D. Eddy) Hesselt. 1960
This fungus is widely distributed and causes soft rot diseases on the fruits of various crops. The rot can start as small water-soaked spots that affect the entire fruit within a few days. At a later stage, the whole fruit surface may be covered with mycelium and light brown sporangia which turn dark brown when they are mature.
The spherical sporangia have a diameter of around 60-90 µm. They split longitudinally into two halves to release the sporangiospores. The latter are elliptical, smooth, hyaline, aseptate, and have a size of around 8-12 x 6-10 µm.