Albugo candida

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Albugo candida
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Albugo candida on Capsella bursa-pastoris
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Oomycetes
Order: Peronosporales
Family: Albuginaceae
Genus: Albugo
Species: A. candida
Binomial name
Albugo candida
(Pers.) Kuntze

Aecidium candidum Pers. (1797)
Albugo cruciferarum (DC.) Gray (1821)
Cystopus candidus (Pers.) Lév. (1847)
Uredo candida (Pers.) Fr., (1832)
Uredo cruciferarum DC.

Albugo candida (white rust) is a species from family Albuginaceae; however, all the other species in this family are called "white rust." Like other water moulds which are plant pathogens, it is sometimes called a fungus, but is in fact an Oomycete. Albugocandida candida is an obligate biotrophic oomycete that infects Brassicaceae species and cause diseases (white blister rust). At the genome level, Albugo candida has a relatively smaller genome than other oomycetes.[1]


  • Albugo candidans
  • Aecidium candidum Pers., (1797)
  • Albugo cruciferarum (DC.) Gray, (1821)
  • Cystopus candidans
  • Cystopus candidus (Pers.) Lév., (1847)
  • Uredo candida (Pers.) Fr., (1832)
  • Uredo candida Rabenh.
  • Uredo cruciferarum DC.



  1. ^ Links, Matthew G.; Holub, Eric; Jiang, Rays HY; Sharpe, Andrew G.; Hegedus, Dwayne; Beynon, Elena; Sillito, Dean; Clarke, Wayne E.; Uzuhashi, Shihomi (2011-01-01). "De novo sequence assembly of Albugo candida reveals a small genome relative to other biotrophic oomycetes". BMC Genomics. 12: 503. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-503. ISSN 1471-2164. PMC 3206522Freely accessible. PMID 21995639. 
  2. ^ Species Fungorum accessed March 17, 2007

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