Alternaria triticina

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Alternaria triticina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Pleosporomycetidae
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Pleosporaceae
Genus: Alternaria
Species: A. triticina
Binomial name
Alternaria triticina
Prasada & Prabhu, (1963)

Alternaria triticina is a plant pathogen that causes leaf blight on wheat. It was first identified in India in 1962[1] and still causes significant yield loss to wheat crops on the Indian subcontinent. The disease causes necrotic leaf lesions and in severe cases seeds will become shriveled.

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  1. ^ Prasada R, Prabhu AS, 1962. Leaf blight of wheat caused by a new species of Alternaria. Indian Phytopathology 15, 292-293.