Current Microbiology

, 4:95 | Cite as

Erysiphe euphorbiae sp. nov. onJatropha gossypifolia L.

  • J. Raghava Reddy
  • A. Purnachandra Reddy


A new powdery mildew species with unusual structural features, such as swollen bases of the conidiophores and fibrosin bodies in mature conidia, is proposed for inclusion in the genusErysiphe. Erysiphe euphorbiae sp. nov. was found on the green leaves ofJatropha gossypifolia in India. The description of the new species, its novel structural features, and the symptoms it produced on the host plant are described.


Powdery Mildew Ascus Jatropha Fusca Diurnal Periodicity 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Raghava Reddy
    • 1
  • A. Purnachandra Reddy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesAndhra UniversityVisakhapatnamIndia
  2. 2.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesAndhra UniversityVisakhapatnamIndia

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