Elsinoë Ampelina

Elsinoë ampelina is a plant pathogen, who is the causal agent of anthracnose on grape.

This type of anthracnose affects several plant varieties, including some brambles and wine grapes. Grape anthracnose can be identified by the "Bird's Eye" lesions on the berries and sunken black or greyish lesions on leaves and shoots. From these lesions, conidia are produced. This disease can be lethal to the plant, either through defoliation and removal of photosynthetic capacity, or through injury to the active regions of the vine. Grape anthracnose is particularly important to the wine industry, as it can decrease quality and quantity of berries produced as well as kill the vine outright, leading to large economic losses, in particular during the middle summer months.

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