Image Number: 1440008

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Symptoms
Description:
Blue mold can be very devastating to tobacco plants in the bed. Usually, the first symptom of blue mold in the bed is yellowed areas of diseased plants. The leaves of affected plants in these yellowed areas will have a cupped appearance, and the undersides of the leaves will show tell-tale, blue-gray downy fungal growth. Older plants can be deformed and twisted, and the main growing point eventually is killed. Veins in affected areas of twisted leaves are reddish-brown and can become necrotic. On older plants, definite yellow spots with bluish fungal growth on the underside of leaves can occur.
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Oomycota
Class: Oomycetes
Order: Peronosporales
Family: Peronosporaceae
Genus: Peronospora
Subject: Peronospora tabacina D.B. Adam

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (burley type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Wednesday, March 2, 2011