Biology of flower-infecting fungi.

  title={Biology of flower-infecting fungi.},
  author={Henry K. Ngugi and Harald Scherm},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
The ability to infect host flowers offers important ecological benefits to plant-parasitic fungi; not surprisingly, therefore, numerous fungal species from a wide range of taxonomic groups have adopted a life style that involves flower infection. Although flower-infecting fungi are very diverse, they can be classified readily into three major groups: opportunistic, unspecialized pathogens causing necrotic symptoms such as blossom blights (group 1), and specialist flower pathogens which infect… CONTINUE READING
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