Species/Subspecies: Synchytrium endobioticum
Category: Plant pathogen
Significance:  [Very important]   
Geographic distribution: South America and Europe (introduced in the 1880s)
Macromorphology (smell):
Reproduction:The fungus forms sporangia, where each sporangium produces about 250 motile zoospores.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Potatoes and other plants of the genus SolanumPotatoe wart disease, black wart, cauliflower disease or potateo cancerGall formations occur on tubers and tuber initials, where characteristic warty cauliflower-like growths are formed. Gall formations are 1-5 cm in diameter and are initially whitish, but turn green if exposed to light. Eventually the tuber darkens, rots and falls apart.
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)Ref
GCA_006535955.1 MB42  21.5 # 76

ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
OL415114 Clone SE4 472 (ITS 1), 5.8S rRNA, (ITS 2) 
The sequences of ITS 1 and ITS 2 are partial.

Comment:Potatoe wart disease is a very dreaded potato disease, which in Sweden is covered by plant protection legislation, which entails a duty to report to the county administrative board.

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences