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Blue mold can occur in the plant bed or field. Circular yellow spots up to one inch in diameter develop on the leaves. Blue-gray fungal growth is produced on the underside of these spots when the fungus is active. Spots become light brown when the leaf tissue dies. The disease first develops on lower leaves, but it rapidly spreads to upper leaves during wet, cool weather.
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Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Oomycota
Class: Oomycetes
Order: Peronosporales
Family: Peronosporaceae
Genus: Peronospora
Subject: Peronospora tabacina D.B. Adam


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Thursday, May 12, 2011