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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Magnaporthales
Family: Magnaporthaceae
Genus: Magnaporthe
R.A.Krause & R.K.Webster (1972)[1]
Type species
Magnaporthe salvinii
(Catt.) R.A.Krause & R.K.Webster (1972)

M. grisea
M. oryzae
M. poae
M. rhizophila
M. salvinii

Magnaporthe is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Several of the species are cereal pathogens. There are five species in the widespread genus.[2]


  1. ^ Krause RA, Webster RK (1972). "The morphology, taxonomy and sexuality of the rice stem rot fungus, Magnaporthe salvinii". Mycologia. 64: 103–114. doi:10.2307/3758018. JSTOR 3758018. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 399. ISBN 9780851998268. 

External links[edit]

Magnaporthe in Index Fungorum