Ascochyta sorghi

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Ascochyta sorghi
Ascochyta sorghi.jpg
Leaf spot on barley caused by Ascochyta sorghi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Dothideomycetidae
Order: Incertae sedis
Family: Incertae sedis
Genus: Ascochyta
Species: A. sorghi
Binomial name
Ascochyta sorghi
Sacc., (1875)

Ascochyta sorghina Sacc., (1878)
Didymella exitialis (Morini) E. Müll., (1952)
Mycosphaerella ceres (Sacc.) Siemaszko
Mycosphaerella exitialis (Morini) Tomilin, (1966)
Sphaerella ceres Sacc.
Sphaerella exitialis Morini, (1886)

Ascochyta sorghi is a fungal plant pathogen. It causes Ascochyta leaf spot (also known as rough leaf spot) on barley that can also be caused by the related fungi Ascochyta hordei, Ascochyta graminea and Ascochyta tritici. It is considered a minor disease of barley.

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