Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi



Taphrinaceae are parasitic on plants, mainly trees and ferns. The mycelium is intercellular, and lives mainly below the epidermis. It erupts through the cuticle and then forms asci. Already within the ascus the spores are multiplying through budding, and once freed the contents live as a yeast on the surface of the plant, and also is dispersed. At some point the yeast cells transform into hyphae and penetrate the plant.


Alexopoulos, Mims & Blackwell (1996a), Mix (1936a, 1949a).


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