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Peronosclerospora Sorghi

Peronosclerospora occurs as either systemic or localized infection.Systematically infected seedlings are chlorotic and stunted and may die prematurely. This disease is more prevalent in medium rainfall areas. It is a plant pathogen. It is the innovative agent of sorghum downy mildew. The pathogen is a fungal-like protest in the oomycota, or water mold, class. Peronosclerospora sorghi infects vulnerable plants though sexual oospores, which survive in the soil, and asexual sporangia which are disseminated by wind. Symptoms of sorghum downy mildew include chlorosis, shredding of leaves, and death. Peronosclerospora sorghi infects maize and sorghum around the world, but causes the most severe yield contctions. The disease is controlled mainly through chemical control, crop rotation, and strategic timing of planting. Peronosclerospora sorghi requires hot temperatures and high humidity for it to prosper. 

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