Albugo candida

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Albugo candida
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Albugo candida on Capsella bursa-pastoris
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
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.

White rust, Albugo candida 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.


  • 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.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Species Fungorum accessed March 17, 2007

Further reading[edit]

  • Choi, Young-Joon; Thines, Marco (2011). "Morphological and molecular confirmation of Albugo resedae (Albuginales; Oomycota) as a distinct species from A. candida". Mycological Progress 10 (2): 143–148. doi:10.1007/s11557-010-0683-4. 
  • Choi, Young-Joon; Shin, Hyeon-Dong; Ploch, Sebastian; Thines, Marco (July 2011). "Three new phylogenetic lineages are the closest relatives of the widespread species Albugo candida". Fungal Biology 115 (7): 598–607. doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2011.02.006. PMID 21724165. 
  • Links, Matthew G.; Holub, Eric; Jiang, Rays H. Y. (13 October 2011). "De novo sequence assembly of Albugo candida reveals a small genome relative to other biotrophic oomycetes". BMC Genomics 12: 1–12. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-503. 
  • Thines, Marco (March 2014). "Phylogeny and evolution of plant pathogenic oomycetes-a global overview". European Journal of Plant Pathology 138 (3): 431-447. doi:10.1007/s10658-013-0366-5.