Phytophthora erythroseptica

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Phytophthora erythroseptica
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Oomycetes
Subclass: Incertae sedis
Order: Peronosporales
Family: Pythiaceae
Genus: Phytophthora
Species: P. erythroseptica
Binomial name
Phytophthora erythroseptica
Pethybr., (1913)

Phytophthora erythroseptica—also known as pink rot[1] along with several other species of Phytophtora—is a plant pathogen. It infects potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) causing their tubers to turn pink and damages leaves. It also infects tulips (Tulipa) damaging their leaves and shoots.[2]

Several species from the Phytophthora genus are believed to be involved in causing pink rot-like diseases.[3]


  1. ^ Wharton, Phillip; Kirk, William. "Pink Rot". Michigan Potato Diseases. Michigan State University. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
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  3. ^ Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa, R; Panabieres, F; Banihashemi, Z; Cooke, DE (April 2010). "Phylogenetic relationship of Phytophthora cryptogea Pethybr. & Laff and P. drechsleri Tucker.". Fungal biology 114 (4): 325–39. PMID 20943142. 

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