Re: Pathogens

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Fri, 01 Jul 1994 13:33:38 +0930 (CST)

> > I think it is probably because no-one has really looked. I think the main
> > problem is with Botrytis when dead plant material is not removed but I
> Botrytis is a fungus, correct? Is that the genus? What type of fungi is it
> (basidomicota(sp), etc)

Yes it is a fungus. It's commonly known as "grey mould" and belongs to the
subdivision Ascomycotina. The common form is B. cinerea. Botrytis is what
produces the sweet taste in many dessert wines, though I think it is a
different species.