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Taphrina deformans[ta‚frī·nə di′fȯr·mənz]
A fungal pathogen that is the cause of leaf curl of peach and almond trees.
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The fungus, Taphrina deformans
, affects peaches, almonds and nectarines grown outdoors and the spores are brought in by wind and rain during the winter onto the bare stems.
This level of divergence is comparable with that between Pneumocystis organisms and Taphrina deformans
(a plant fungal pathogen), whose 18S rRNA sequences differ by approximately 6%.
Caused by the fungus Taphrina deformans
, the disease is best identified by the abnormal leaves produced in the spring.