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Distomycovellosiella brachycarpa

Distomycovellosiella brachycarpa (Syd.) U. Braun, C. Nakash., Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 330 (2017).

Cercospora brachycarpa Syd., Annls mycol. 28(1/2): 207 (1930)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 822756; Facesoffungi number: FoF xx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

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



Fig. 1. Distomycovellosiella brachycarpa (CPC 18381; re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). a. Catenate and single conidia. b–d. Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. Scale bars = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Distomycovellosiella are pathogenic and cause leaf spots on host.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Distomycovellosiella has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent from Distomycovellosiella has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Distomycovellosiella has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed for further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Distomycovellosiella comprises only one species known on several host plants but one plant family namely Solanaceae.  Distomycovellosiella seems to be host specific. Distomycovellosiella has been reported from Brazil, China, England, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, New Zealand, South Africa and Venezuela. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Distomycovellosiella.








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