Mycosphaerelloides madeirae (Crous & Denman) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Braun, Shin & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 83: 100 (2016)
≡ Mycosphaerella madeirae Crous & Denman, in Crous, Groenewald, Mansilla, Hunter & Wingfield, Stud. Mycol. 50(1): 204 (2004)
Index Fungorum number: IF 817150; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. 2004b); Videira et al. (2016)
Material examined: see Crous et al. 2004b); Videira et al. (2016)
Fig. 1. Mycosphaerelloides madeirae and its presumed Pseudocercospora anamorph (holotype, redrawn from Videira et al. 2016). a Asci and ascospores. b. Germinating ascospores. c. Conidia and conidiogenous cells. Scale bar = 10 µm
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Mycosphaerelloides are endophytic and can infect living plant tissues internally without showing sign of disease and live in mutual relationship with plants (Rana et al. 2019).
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Mycosphaerelloides.
No biocontrol use has been reported from Mycosphaerelloides. This needs further investigation.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Mycosphaerelloides is unknown. Mycosphaerelloides may produce different compounds and enzymes and can be source for natural compounds. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Mycosphaerelloides comprises only one species known on leaves of E. globulus (Myrtaceae) in Madeira.