Phytophthora root and stem rot

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Phytophthora root and stem rot
Zoospores Phytophthora root and stem rot Phytophthora drechsleri.jpg
P. drechsleri zoospores moving away from the sporangium
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Oomycetes
Order: Peronosporales
Family: Pythiaceae
Genus: Phytophthora
Species: Phytophthora drechsleri
Phytophthora root rot

Root rot
Stem and root rot

Phytophthora erythroseptica var. drechsleri (Tucker) Sarej., (1936)

Phytophthora root and stem rot is caused by the plant pathogenic fungus Phytophthora drechsleri.


Symptoms consist of stunt, yellows, wilt and eventual death due to root rot.[1]



  1. Jee, H.J.; Kim, W.G. and Cho, W.D. (1999). Phytophthora Root Rot of Chinese Cabbage and Spinach Caused by P. drechsleri in Korea. Plant Pathology Division, Department of Crop Protection, National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Suwon 441-707, Korea. p.1.
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