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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Capnodiales
Family: Mycosphaerellaceae
Genus: Cercospora

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Cercospora is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Most species have no known sexual stage, and when the sexual stage is identified, it is in the genus Mycosphaerella. Most species of this genus cause plant diseases, and form leaf spots. It is a relatively well-studied genus of fungus, but there are countless species not yet described, and there is still much to learn about the best-known of the species.

Selected species[edit]


  1. ^ http://koix.kisti.re.kr/KISTI1.1003/JNL.JAKO199904637432174
  2. ^ Horst, Kenneth; Rev, By R. Cynthia Westcott (2001), Westcott's plant disease handbook, Boston, Mass.: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 245, 678, ISBN 0-7923-8663-9 
  • Groenewald, M., et al. (2006). Host range of Cercospora apii and C. beticola and description of C. apiicola, a novel species from celery. Mycologia 98:2

Further reading[edit]

  • Chupp C, 1954. A monograph of the fungus genus Cercospora. Ithaca, New York, USA: C. Chupp.

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