Alternaria brassicae

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Alternaria brassicae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Pleosporomycetidae
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Pleosporaceae
Genus: Alternaria
Species: 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,Versita, Warsaw, Poland, doi:10.2478/v10032-012-0001-6, 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.