Botryosphaeriales » Aplosporellaceae » Alanomyces

Alanomyces indica

Alanomyces indica Roh. Sharma, Phytotaxa 297(2): 172 (2017).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 804155; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Sharma et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Sharma et al. (2017).



Fig. 1. Alanomyces indica (MCC 1039, re-drawn from Fig. 2 in Sharma et al. 2007).  a Chlamydospores in chains. b Chlamydospores in chain (from SEM). c Spermatia at 1000 ×. Scale bars: a = 20 μm, b, c = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Alanomyces are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial use of Alanomyces has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Alanomyces.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Alanomyces has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Alanomyces comprises only one species isolated from soil in Madhya Pradesh. The diversity of Alanomyces is still poorly known. Comprehensive studies must be carried out to discover more species of Alanomyces.



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