Capnodiales » Mycosphaerellaceae » Berteromyces

Berteromyces aeneus

Berteromyces aeneus Cif., Sydowia 8(1-6): 267 (1954).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 293665; Facesoffungi number: FoF xx, Fig. 1

Description: see Ciferri (1954); Phengsintham et al. (2013).

Material examined: see Ciferri (1954); Phengsintham et al. (2013).



Fig. 1. Berteromyces aeneus (re-drawn from Ciferri 1954). a. Sterile tufts. b. Conidia. c. Fertile tips of the conidiophores. d. Conidiophores.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Berteromyces are pathogenic causing leaf spots on the host.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Berteromyces has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Berteromyces has not been studied.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Berteromyces has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed.


Diversity of the genus

Berteromyces comprises only one species known on Cassia indecora (Fabaceae), Parodiopsidaceae and Senna bicapsularis (Fabaceae).  Berteromyces has been reported from Dominican Republic and Uganda. Berteromyces is still a poorly studied genus and more species discovery is needed.










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