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Pyrenophora teres f. teres
Pyrenophora teres f. teres (Photo credits: NDSU)

Pyrenophora teres f. teres is a necrotrophic fungal pathogen of barley (Hordeum vulgare) and the cause of the major worldwide disease, net form of net blotch (NFNB). NFNB is one of two morphologically indistinguishable but genetically differentiated forms of net blotch, the other being spot form of net blotch caused by P. teres f. maculata. NFNB produces lattice-like symptoms, in which necrosis develops along leaf veins with occasional transverse striations.

P. teres f. teres belongs to the class of the Dothideomycetes, which is one of the largest classes in the Ascomycota and contains many plant pathogens.

The genome of P. teres f. teres has been sequenced and genes have been predicted by the Curtin University in Australia (Ellwood et al, 2010). In order to allow comparative analyses with other Dothideomycete genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute and other sequencing centers, a copy of this genome is incorporated into MycoCosm.

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