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FUNGID: A Web-based Identification Program for Phytophthora

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 50 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2012
Ali Chenari Bouket
Mahdi Arzanlou
Asad Babai-ahari
Amin Khodabande

Ali Chenari Bouket, Mahdi Arzanlou, Asad Babai-ahari and Amin Khodabande. Article: FUNGID: A Web-based Identification Program for Phytophthora. International Journal of Computer Applications 50(2):10-18, July 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Ali Chenari Bouket and Mahdi Arzanlou and Asad Babai-ahari and Amin Khodabande},
	title = {Article: FUNGID: A Web-based Identification Program for Phytophthora},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {50},
	number = {2},
	pages = {10-18},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


The genus Phytophthora encompasses economically important plant pathogens. To date, up to 90 species have been described in this genus. There is no comprehensive key available for the identification of the all described Phytophthora species. This paper, describes a web-based identification tool (which has been described by the authors under the name of Fungid) that uses morphologic features. The characters used are the same as the synoptic keys of Gerrettson-Cornell (1994) and Ho (1981) [1, 2]. For the isolate in question, the software compares the unknown isolate with more than 40 known species submitted in the database. One or more than one species is suggested to the user by the software. For some of the species, additional data such as images of the species, links to other databases like that Q-bank, Index fungorum is presented.


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