Kōrero: Fungi

Spores of facial eczema fungus

Spores of facial eczema fungus

Facial eczema is a disease of cattle and sheep. This occurs when they become sensitive to sunlight after they eat the spores of the fungus Pithomyces chartarum. The fungus infests pasture grasses and may reach high levels of infection in warm damp weather.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
Photograph by Ross Beever

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - Parasites: disease-causing fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11583/spores-of-facial-eczema-fungus (accessed 18 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Peter Buchanan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007