genus Phytophthora

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Synonyms for genus Phytophthora

destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants

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The genus Phytophthora includes, besides the species that attacks potatoes, one that has alarmed the West Coast with sudden oak death (SN: 8/5/00, p.
Sudden oak death is caused by Phytophthora ramorum, a new strain of fungus from the genus Phytophthora, whose family has in the past been linked to the 19th century Irish potato famine, and to the dieback of cedar trees in the US, eucalyptus trees in Australia, and oak trees in Europe.
Though most reports call it a new and yet-unnamed fungal species in the genus Phytophthora (fy-tof-thor-a), it isn't--quite.