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Mildew is a grey, mold-like growth caused by one of two different types of micro-organisms. Mouldy cream cheese molds, or mould, are various fungi that cover surfaces as fluffy mycelia and usually produce masses of asexual, or sometimes sexual, spores. ... A microorganism or microbe is an organism that is so small that it is microscopic (invisible to the naked eye). ...


What most horticulturalists and gardeners call mildew is actually powdery mildew, caused by various Ascomycota fungi. There are several species, all pests of flowering plants, called obligate parasites. The species that affects roses is Sphaerotheca pannosa var. rosa. Powdery mildew Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects a wide range of plants. ... Classes Archaeascomycetes Discomycetes Euascomycetes Hemiascomycetes Lecanoromycetes Neolectomycetes Pezizomycotina Pneumocystidomycetes Saccharomycotina Schizosaccharomycetes Taphrinomycetes Mitosporic Ascomycota Members of the Division Ascomycota are known as the Sac Fungi and are fungi that produce spores in a distinctive type of microscopic sporangium called an ascus (Greek for a bag or wineskin). This monophyletic grouping... Divisions Chytridiomycota Deuteromycota Zygomycota Glomeromycota Ascomycota Basidiomycota Fungus growing on a tree in Borneo A fungus (plural fungi) is a eukaryotic organism that digests its food externally and absorbs the nutrient molecules into its cells. ... In biology, a species is the basic unit of biodiversity. ... Clivia miniata bears bright orange flowers. ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... Sphaerotheca is a genus of true frogs. ...


The other main form of mildew is downy mildew, which is a member of the Oomycota phylum in the Protista kingdom. In commercial agriculture, downy mildew is a particular problem for growers of potatoes, grapes and vine-type vegetables. Downy Mildew is a type of water mould. ... Orders Lagenidiales Leptomitales Peronosporales Pythiales Rhipidiales Saprolegniales Sclerosporales Water moulds or Oomycetes are a group of filamentous protists, physically resembling fungi. ... Typical phyla Rhodophyta (red algae) Chromista Heterokontophyta (heterokonts) Haptophyta Cryptophyta (cryptomonads) Alveolates Pyrrhophyta (dinoflagellates) Apicomplexa Ciliophora (ciliates) Excavates Euglenozoa Percolozoa Metamonada Rhizaria Radiolaria Foraminifera Cercozoa Amoebozoa Choanozoa Many others; classification varies The Kingdom Protista or Protoctista is one of the commonly recognized biological kingdoms, including all the eukaryotes except for... Ernst Haeckels presentation of a three-kingdom system (Plantae, Protista, Animalia) in his 1866 Generelle Morphologie der Organismen. ...


Mildew can thrive on any organic matter, not just living tissue, and can appear on clothing, leather, paper, and the ceilings, walls and floors of many homes. It often lives on shower walls.


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Mildew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (153 words)
Mildew is a grey, mold-like growth caused by one of two different types of micro-organisms.
The other main form of mildew is downy mildew, which is a member of the Oomycota phylum in the Protista kingdom.
In commercial agriculture, downy mildew is a particular problem for growers of potatoes, grapes and vine-type vegetables.
Powdery mildew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (279 words)
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects a wide range of plants.
Erysiphe necator (or Uncinula necator) causes powdery mildew in grapes.
Blumeria graminis, the fungus that causes powdery mildew in grasses, can persist between seasons in wheat stubble that is left in the field, or in wheat that is left to overwinter.
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