Neopseudocercosporella capsellae (Ellis & Everh.) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Braun, Shin & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 83: 86 (2016)
≡ Cylindrosporium capsellae Ellis & Everh., J. Mycol. 3(11): 130 (1887)
Index Fungorum number: IF 817119; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Videira et al. (2016)
Material examined: see Videira et al. (2016)
Fig. 1. Neopseudocercosporella capsellae (CPC 14774, re-drawn from Videira et al. 2016) a, d Leaf spot symptoms on hosts. b, c, e Conidiogenous cell and conidia from host material. f, g–j Conidiogenous cells and conidia from culture. Scale bar: a–j = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neopseudocercosporella are pathogenic and cause disease showing as leaf spots on host substrates.
Industrial relevance and applications
There is currently no industrial application of Neopseudocercosporella.
No biocontrol agent from Neopseudocercosporella has been identified so far. Being pathogenic, they may have potential in biocontrol purposes. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neopseudocercosporella is unknown. Neopseudocercosporella may produce important enzymes and toxins that trigger disease in host plants.
Diversity of the genus
Neopseudocercosporella comprises two species known on five host plants and two plant family namely Boraginaceae and Brassicaceae. Neopseudocercosporella is reported from Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea and USA. Many more species of Neopseudocercosporella can be discovered in future studies.