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Neophloeospora maculans

Neophloeospora maculans (Berenger) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 338 (2017)

Fusarium maculans Bérenger, Atti Riunione Sci. Ital. (Milano) 6: 474 (1845) [1844]

 Index Fungorum number: IF 249002; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

 Description: see Videira et al. (2017)

 Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017)



Fig. 1. Neophloeospora maculans (CBS 115123, re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). b–g Structures formed in culture. a Leaf spot symptoms on host.  b–f Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. g Conidiophore. Scale bar: a–g = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Neophloeospora are pathogenic and cause disease of the host substrate.


Industrial relevance and applications

There is currently no industrial use of Neophloeospora. Further studies are warranted.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent has been identified from Neophloeospora. Being pathogenic, Neophloeospora may have important role in biocontrol purposes.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

No chemical has been reported from NeophloeosporaNeophloeospora may produce important enzymes and toxins that cause leaf spots on the host and this warrants further investigation.


Diversity of the genus

Neophloeospora comprises only one species known on Morus alba (Moraceae) in New Zealand. More species of Neophloeospora can be discovered in future studies.




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