Phoma tracheiphila

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Phoma tracheiphila
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Pleosporomycetidae
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Incertae sedis
Genus: Phoma
Species: P. tracheiphila
Binomial name
Phoma tracheiphila
(Petri) L.A. Kantsch. & Gikaschvili, (1948)

Bakerophoma tracheiphila (Petri) Cif., (1946)
Deuterophoma tracheiphila Petri, (1929)

Phoma tracheiphila is a fungal plant pathogen. It causes a disease known as Mal secco on citrus trees. It occurs in dry, cool climates such as the Mediterranean, Black Sea and Asia Minor. It forms pycniospores that are carried short distances by rain, or by wind to new leaves, where germinated hyphae invade stomata or more likely fresh wounds.[1]

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  1. ^ CITRUS F:S Davies et al.1999

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