Downy mildew caused by the obligate oomycete Peronosclerospora genus, is one of the most devastating diseases of maize (Zea mays L.). This disease can occur at any stage of maize development from seedling to harvest, though it primarily infects its host soon after seedling emergence, until one month after planting. Species of Peronosclerospora are known to attack members of the Poaceae in the tribes Andropogoneae, Maydeae and Paniceae . Worldwide, the percentage of maize production areas with reported economic losses to downy mildew is 30%, both in tropical lowland maize and in subtropical, mid altitude, transition zone and highland maize.
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Citation: Lukman R, Afifuddin A, Lubberstedt T (2013) Unraveling the Genetic Diversity of Maize Downy Mildew in Indonesia. J Plant Pathol Microb 4: 162
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