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Didymella maydis(MYCOZM)


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Basic information
  • EPPO code: MYCOZM
  • Preferred name: Didymella maydis
  • Authority: (Arny & R.R. Nelson) Q. Chen & L. Cai

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Didymella zeae-maydis (Mukunya & Boothroyd) Arx
Mycosphaerella zeae-maydis Mukunya & Boothroyd
Peyronellaea maydis (Arny & R.R. Nelson) Crous
Peyronellaea zeae-maydis (Mukunya & Boothroyd) Aveskamp, Gruyter & Verkley
Phoma zeae-maydis Punithalingam
Phyllosticta maydis Arny & Nelson

Common names
Name Language
Anthraknose: Mais German
yellow leaf blight of maize English
antracnosis del maíz Spanish
anthracnose du maïs French
Kingdom Fungi ( 1FUNGK )
Phylum Ascomycota ( 1ASCOP )
Subphylum Pezizomycotina ( 1PEZIQ )
Class Dothideomycetes ( 1DOTHC )
Subclass Pleosporomycetidae ( 1PLEOL )
Order Pleosporales ( 1PLEOO )
Family Didymellaceae ( 1DIDYF )
Genus Didymella ( 1DIDYG )
Species Didymella maydis ( MYCOZM )