Vishnumyces otonephelii Hosag. & Harish, Indian Phytopath. 63(1): 85 (2010).
Index Fungorum number: IF 518814; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Hosagoudar (2012); Hongsanan et al. (2014).
Material examined: see Hongsanan et al. (2014).
Fig. 1. Vishnumyces otonephelii (re-drawn from Hosagoudar 2012). a. Appressoriate mycelium. b. Stellately dehisced thyriothecium. c. Ascus. d. Ascospore and germinating ascospore.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Vishnumyces are epiphytic, colonizing on the aerial parts of the plants. They may induce the formation of some important chemicals such as hormones (Kumar et al. 2017).
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Vishnumyces has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Vishnumyces has not been studied.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Vishnumyces has not been studied. Vishnumyces may produce important enzymes and toxins. Fresh cultures are needed for further studies.
Diversity of the genus
Vishnumyces comprises one species known on leaves of Otonephelium stipulaceum (Sapindaceae) in Kerala. Vishnumyces is a poorly studied genus and more species discovery is needed.