Phyllachora pomigena

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Phyllachora pomigena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Incertae sedis
Order: Phyllachorales
Family: Phyllachoraceae
Genus: Phyllachora
Species: P. pomigena
Binomial name
Phyllachora pomigena
(Schwein.) Sacc., (1883)

Dothidea pomigena
Gloeodes pomigena
Leptothyrella mali
Marssonia coronariae
Marssonia mali
Marssonina mali

Phyllachora pomigena is a plant pathogen responsible for Sooty blotch and flyspeck disease, a disease affecting apples and pears. It appears as a brown or black blotch (¼-inch in diameter) on the fruit. Spots may coalesce to cover the entire fruit. During the summer these diseases develop during cool rainy weather, particularly in dense, unpruned trees with poor air circulation. Although unsightly, the fruit is still edible. The sooty blotch will wipe off of the fruit.[1]


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