- Algae possess chlorophyll and are able to manufacture their own food.
- Being self-sufficient in this aspect, they are seldom found to depend on other plants in pathogenic condition.
- One exceptional case is that Rust disease is caused by species of Cephaleuros.
E.g.: Cephaleuros virescens and Cephaleuros parasities are two common species found on the citrus, mango, cashewnut, guava and other fruit tree and on tea and coffee plants.
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