Species/Subspecies: Botrytis cinerea
Categories: Human pathogen; plant pathogen; of practical use
Etymology: Genus name: .
Species epithet: .
Common name: Gråmögel
Significance:  [Unclassified]   
Macromorphology (smell):
Botrytis cinerea 
Botrytis cinerea
Spec. Char.: This fungus is necrotrophic, i.e. it lives on dead plant tissue after killing the plant itself.
Disease/effect: Gray mold rot on plants in general and noble rot on grapes. Respiratory allergic reaction in hypersensitive grape growers.
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Wine grapeBotrytis bunch rotIn humid weather, a gray-brown coating forms on the grapes
Wine grapeNoble rotThe noble rot occurs when drier conditions follow a humid weather period and the grapes then shrink into raisin-like shapes.
Other cultivated plant speciesGrey mould rotIn humid weather, a gray-brown coating forms on infested parts of the plant.
Humans"Winegrowers lung", which is a rare form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis.A respiratory allergic reaction.
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)
GCF_000143535 B05.10 18 42.6 

18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
LC514949 GR1-2-20-1 1084 
Partiell sekvens

ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
MW820601 HNSMJ-4 537 18S rRNA, ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2, 28S rRNA 

Comment:If you let gray mold develop for a while on grapes and form so-called Noble rot, the grapes will release water and shrink, giving sweeter grapes and a different character to the wine. Sauternes, Spätlese and Tokay are wines that have been produced in this way.

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