Alternaria species observed under Foldscope

Alternaria is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Alternaria species are known as major plant pathogens. They are also common allergens in humans, growing indoors and causing hay fever or hypersensitivity reactions that sometimes lead to asthma.

Alternaria is a ubiquitous fungal genus with numerous species that cause pre- and post-harvest damage to agricultural products including cereal grains, fruits and vegetables.

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