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Colletotrichum (sexual stage: Glomerella) is a genus of fungi that are obligate symbionts to plants in the form of endophytes. Many of the species in this genus are plant pathogens, although some species may express a mutualistic life-style in non-disease hosts.
Colletrotrichum is a parasite fungus causing anthracnose disease in plants.the infected tissue developes necrosis and hypoplasia. The genus is represented by 21 species .
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