Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Dothideales
Family: Mycosphaerellaceae
Genus: Cercospora

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Cercospora is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Several species of this genus cause plant diseases, mostly forms of leaf spot. It is a relatively well-studied genus of fungi but there are countless species not yet described, and there is still much to learn about the most well-known of the species.


Selected species


  • Groenewald, M., et al. (2006). Host range of Cercospora apii and C. beticola and description of C. apiicola, a novel species from celery. Mycologia 98:2
  1. ^ http://koix.kisti.re.kr/KISTI1.1003/JNL.JAKO199904637432174
  2. ^ Horst, Kenneth; Rev, By R. Cynthia Westcott (2001), Westcott's plant disease handbook, Boston, Mass.: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 245, 678, ISBN 0792386639 

External links

Further reading

  • Chupp C, 1954. A monograph of the fungus genus Cercospora. Ithaca, New York, USA: C. Chupp.

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