Micronematomyces caribensis (Crous & Den Breeÿen) U. Braun, C. Nakash., Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 337 (2017)
≡ Passalora caribensis Crous & Den Breeÿen, in Breeÿen, Groenewald, Verkley & Crous, Fungal Diversity 23: 98 (2006).
Index Fungorum number: IF 822595; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08511, Fig. 1
Description: See Den Breeyen et al. (2006); Braun et al. (2007)
Material examined: See Den Breeyen et al. (2006); Braun et al. (2007)
Fig. 1. Micronematomyces caribensis (CBS 113380, redrawn from Den Breeyen et al. (2006) a, b Conidia and conidiogenous cells of Micronematomyces caribensis. Scale bar = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Micronematomyces are pathogenic and cause leaf spots on host.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Micronematomyces.
No biocontrol agent has been identified from Micronematomyces yet. Being pathogenic, Micronematomyces may have biocontrol properties. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical from Micronematomyces has been reported yet. Micronematomyces may produce important enzymes. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Micronematomyces comprises two species known on one host plant and family namely Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae). Micronematomyces has been reported mainly from Jamaica and Veracruz. More species of Micronematomyces need to be discovered from understudied hosts and regions.