Pyrenophora

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Pyrenophora
Pyrenophora seminiperda on cheatgrass 2.5X (1).png
Pyrenophora seminiperda on cheat grass (Bromus secalinus L.)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Pleosporaceae
Genus: Pyrenophora
Fr.
Type species
Pyrenophora phaeocomes
(Rebent.) Fr.
Species

Pyrenophora avenae
Pyrenophora chaetomioides
Pyrenophora graminea
Pyrenophora seminiperda
Pyrenophora teres
Pyrenophora teres f. maculata
Pyrenophora teres f. teres
Pyrenophora tritici-repentis

The fungal genus Pyrenophora includes 191 species [1], including the following plant pathogenic species: P. teres, P. graminea and P. tritici-repentis.

P. teres (teleomorph Drechslera teres) makes up to 3 conidia per conidiophore. It infects plants with an appressorium. It grows biotrophically in the first infected plant cell, but then switches to a necrotrophic growth mode. During necrotrophic growth the fungus can only be found in the plant apoplast but not within plant cells.

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