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Mycosphaerella zeae-maydis
(yellow leaf blight of maize)

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Mycosphaerella zeae-maydis (yellow leaf blight of maize)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Mycosphaerella zeae-maydis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • yellow leaf blight of maize
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Dothideomycetes
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Mycosphaerella zeae-maydis D.M.Mukunya & C.W.Boothroyd

Preferred Common Name

  • yellow leaf blight of maize

Other Scientific Names

  • Phoma zeae-maydis Punith.
  • Phyllosticta maydis Arny & Nelson
  • Phyllosticta zeae STOUT

International Common Names

  • English: yellow: maize leaf blight
  • Spanish: antracnosis del maiz
  • French: anthracnose du mais

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Anthraknose: Mais

EPPO code

  • MYCOZM (Mycosphaerella zeae-maydis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Dothideomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Dothideomycetidae
  •                         Order: Capnodiales
  •                             Family: Mycosphaerellaceae
  •                                 Genus: Mycosphaerella
  •                                     Species: Mycosphaerella zeae-maydis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

KenyaPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
South AfricaPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)

Europe

FrancePresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)

North America

CanadaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-OntarioPresentEPPO (2020)
United StatesPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-WisconsinPresentEPPO (2020)

South America

BoliviaPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
EcuadorPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)

References

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EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

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