All about Spongospora subterranea, member of the Plasmodiophorid family

This project has started in September 1995. The intention was to establish a site for INFORMATION and ORIENTATION on different aspects of the pathogen Spongospora subterranea f.sp. subterranea and to encourage people to network with other researchers.

As the webmaster has retired since October 2018, this site will be slowly moved to a new (private) URL: www.spongospora.net

Your host: U. Merz


General Description of the Genus Spongospora

Members of the Genus Spongospora


Places and People



1st European Powdery Scab Workshop, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, July 20-22, 2000
Powdery Scab Scoring Workshop, La Fretaz, CH, August 26-27, 2002
1st International Spongospora Workshop:Scottsbluff, NE, USA, August 8-12, 2004
2nd European Powdery Scab Workshop, Langnau, Switzerland, August 29-31, 2007
3rd European Powdery Scab Workshop, Boldern, Switzerland, July 11-13, 2011
2nd International Powdery Scab Workshop, South Africa, July 29 - August 1, 2014
3rd International Powdery Scab Workshop, Switzerland, July 18 - 21, 2016
2nd International Spongospora Workshop, Switzerland, September 5, 2019
(after the EAPR Pathology & Pests Section Meeting, September 2-4, 2019)


Useful links to other related sites:

The Potato Tuber Blemishes identification Website

Plasmodiophorid Home Page

'Fungal vector of plant viruses' research at Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, GB

Descriptions of plant viruses: Potato Mop Top Furovirus

International Working Group on 'Plant Viruses with Fungal Vectors' Home Page - Group action terminated (Aug 2018)

-    Some 5th symposium pictures.

-    8th Symposium was held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium,
     July 6-8, 2011 (Dr. Claude Bragard, local organiser)

-    9th Symposium was held in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan,
     August 19-22, 2013 (Dr. Tetsuo Maoka, local organiser)

Please make use of the new Sss Draft Genome Resource:

Please mail to Last update: January, 2019

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