Mycocentrospora acerina

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Mycocentrospora acerina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Subclass: Incertae sedis
Order: Incertae sedis
Family: Incertae sedis
Genus: Mycocentrospora
Species: M. acerina
Binomial name
Mycocentrospora acerina
(R. Hartig) Deighton, (1972)

Ansatospora acerina (R. Hartig) H.N. Hansen & Tompkins, (1945)
Centrospora acerina (R. Hartig) A.G. Newhall, (1946)
Cercospora acerina R. Hartig, (1880)
Cercospora cari Westerd., (1924)
Cercosporella acerina (R. Hartig) G. Arnaud, (1952)
Sporidesmium acerinum (R. Hartig) A.B. Frank, (1896)

Mycocentrospora acerina is an ascomycete fungus that is a plant pathogen, which may attack leaves and roots of carrot,[1] parsnip, lettuce, caraway,[2] and other vegetables. It may be dispersed for short distances by conidia in soil by rain splash.[2]

Falcarindiol (cis-heptadeca-1,9-diene-4,6-diyne-3,8-diol) is a polyacetylene found in carrot roots. This compound shows antifungal activity towards M. acerina.[3]

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  1. ^ IngentaConnect Variations in Infection by Mycocentrospora acerina in Carrot Mono
  2. ^ a b Blackwell Synergy - Plant Pathology, Volume 46 Issue 4 Page 459-469, August 1997 (Article Abstract)
  3. ^ Cis-heptadeca-1,9-diene-4,6-diyne-3,8-diol, an antifungal polyacetylene from carrot root tissue. B. Garrod and B.G. Lewis, Physiological Plant Pathology, Volume 13, Issue 2, September 1978, Pages 241–246, doi:10.1016/0048-4059(78)90039-5