Image Number: 5368705

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Descriptor:
Asexual Spore
Description:
Asexual spore-producing bodies called "sporangia" of the fungus Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae. When the sporangia is hollow-looking it has produced zoospores and they swam away in search of susceptible host tissue.
Image type:
Laboratory

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Image location:
Kentucky, United States

Subject

Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Oomycota
Class: Oomycetes
Order: Peronosporales
Family: Pythiaceae
Genus: Phytophthora
Subject: Phytophthora nicotianae Breda de Haan

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (Maryland type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Image last updated:
Monday, February 16, 2009