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Downy Mildews and White Blister-Rusts of Wales is the latest in a series of books on the plant pathogens of Wales written by the Welsh Rust Group.
The downy mildews and white blister-rusts are specialist plant pathogens, which, although they are fungus-like, are no longer considered to be related to fungi. They are now placed in the Kingdom Chromista. In Wales, 133 different taxa have been recorded in 268 combinations with hosts. Whilst most plants appear to survive alongside these fungus-like organisms, some downy mildews can cause economic loss in crop plants whilst others may help shape ecosystems.
This publication seeks to stimulate an interest in them, facilitate their identification and review our current knowledge of their abundance and distribution in Wales.