Alternaria brassicae

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Alternaria brassicae
Alternaria brassicae symptoms on cabbage
Alternaria brassicae symptoms on cabbage
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Pleosporaceae
Genus: Alternaria
A. brassicae
Binomial name
Alternaria brassicae
(Berk.) Sacc., (1880)
  • Alternaria alliariae-officinalis
  • Alternaria brassicae var. macrospora
  • Alternaria exitiosa
  • Alternaria herculea
  • Alternaria macrospora
  • Alternaria saccardoi
  • Cercospora lepidii
  • Cercospora moldavica
  • Macrosporium brassicae
  • Macrosporium brassicae var. macrosporum
  • Macrosporium herculeum
  • Macrosporium macrosporum
  • Polydesmus exitiosus
  • Puccinia brassicae
  • Rhopalidium brassicae
  • Sporidesmium brassicae
  • Sporidesmium exitiosum
  • Sporidesmium onnii

Alternaria brassicae is a plant pathogen able to infect most Brassica species including important crops such as broccoli, cabbage and oil seed rape.[1][2] It causes damping off if infection occurs in younger plants and less severe leaf spot symptoms on infections of older plants[1] .[2]

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  1. ^ a b Nowicki, Marcin; et al. (30 August 2012), "Alternaria black bpot of crucifers: Symptoms, importance of disease, and perspectives of resistance breeding", Vegetable Crops Research Bulletin, 76, doi:10.2478/v10032-012-0001-6, archived from the original on 2013-01-03, retrieved 2012-09-01
  2. ^ a b Ferreira, S.A.; Boley, R.A. (1991). "Alternaria brassicae". University of Hawaii. Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
Alternaria brassicae conidia