Atlas of common phytopathogenic fungal genera


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Title Atlas of common phytopathogenic fungal genera
Period 01 / 2003 - 01 / 2007
Status Completed
Research number OND1310360
Data Supplier Website Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures


Plant pathogenic fungi are each year responsible for billions of Euros in crop losses due to disease. They also play a similar important role in the rejection of agricultural products due to quarantine and phytosanitary export regulations. Characterization of plant pathogens is thus crucial not only for disease control, but also for quarantine officers aiming to make informed decisions about the rejection of shipments of agricultural and forestry products. The aim of this project is to provide a detailed description of the common genera of plant pathogenic fungi. It is envisaged that this project will result in the publication of a book that will provide the basis for plant pathogen identification, and also lead to the initiation of a course that can be taught to plant pathology students and quarantine officers worldwide.

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Other involved organisations

CAB International, Wallingford (UK): P. Cannon, P. Kirk and J. David

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Researcher Dr. A. Aptroot
Researcher Dr. A.W.A.M. de Cock
Researcher Prof.dr. K.W. Gams
Researcher Dr. R.C. Summerbell
Researcher Dr. G.J.M. Verkley
Project leader Prof.dr. P.W. Crous


D18210 Agriculture and horticulture
D22100 Microbiology

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