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Supplemental Information and References: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) with Powdery Mildew Fungi

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​Case Study Sheet (pdf)

Key to Genera of Powdery Mildew ​Fungi (pdf)


“Identification of Powdery Mildew Fungi” by V. Heffer, M. L. Powelson, and K. B. Johnson, Oregon State University

APS Feature “Control of Powdery Mildew Using the UC Davis Powdery Mildew Risk Index” by W. D. Gubler, M. R. Rademacher, S. J. Vasquez, and C. S. Thomas.


Agrios, G. N. 2005. Plant Pathology, 5th ed. “The Powdery Mildews,” pp.448-452. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

Beckerman, J. 2008 Diseases of Landscape Plants: Powdery Mildew.  Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin BP-5-W. Available online at:

Belanger,R.,W. Bushnell,A. Dik and T. Carver. The Powdery Mildews: A Comprehensive Treatise 2002. APS Press

Braun,U. and R. Cook. 2012 Taxonomic Manual of the Erysiphales (Powdery Mildews). CBS-KNAW Biodiversity Centre, The Netherlands

Carris, L. M., C. R. Little, and C. M. Stiles. 2012. Introduction to Fungi. The Plant Health Instructor. DOI:10.1094/PHI-I-2012-0426-01

Yarwood, C. E.  1978.  History and taxonomy of the powdery mildews.  In:  The Powdery Mildew, edited by Spencer, D. M., pp.  1-37.  Academic Press, London, New York.