Elletevera parasitica (Ellis & Everh.) Deighton, Mycol. Pap. 118: 19 (1969).
≡ Pyricularia parasitica Ellis & Everh., Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 45: 462 (1894) .
Index Fungorum number: IF 330323; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Braun et al. (2013); Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Braun et al. (2013); Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Elletevera parasitica (a Conidiophores from 129273, holotype; b Conidia from dired culture 129272, re-drawn from Deighton 1969). Scale bars: a = 100 μm, b = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Elletevera are hyper parasitic and more abundant on lower leaf surface. Elletevera can penetrate the cells of the host through septal pores and interferes with energy metabolism, protein synthesis, cell wall synthesis and potential regulation of the host (Philipp 1985; Rani et al. 2020)
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Elletevera has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Elletevera has not been reported. Because of its hyper parasitic nature, Elletevera may have the potential to parasitize and impede the growth other pathogens. This warrants further research.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Elletevera has not been studied. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Elletevera comprises two species. E. ochracea is parasitic on Phyllachora shiraiana (Phyllachoraceae) and Sasa palmata (Poaceae) and is reported from Japan. E. parasitica is parasitic on Dracaena fragrans (Asparagaceae), Elymus virginicus (Poaceae), Paspalum virgatum (Poaceae), Phyllachora graminis (Phyllachoraceae) and is reported from Venezuela and Wisconsin. More species of Elletevera is likely to be discovered in future studies.