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.
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.