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Colletotrichum lindemuthianum.jpg
C. lindemuthianum on bean pods
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Glomerellales
Family: Glomerellaceae
Genus: Colletotrichum
Corda, 1831

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Colletotrichum (sexual stage: Glomerella) is a genus of fungi that are symbionts to plants as endophytes (living within the plant) or phytopathogens. Many of the species in this genus are plant pathogens, but some species may have a mutualistic relationship with hosts.[1]



  1. ^ Rodriguez, R.; Redman, R. (2008). "More than 400 million years of evolution and some plants still can't make it on their own: plant stress tolerance via fungal symbiosis". Journal of Experimental Botany. 59 (5): 1109–1114. doi:10.1093/jxb/erm342.

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