Neoseptoria caricis Quaedvl., Verkley & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 75: 352 (2013)
Index Fungorum number: IF 804422; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: See Quaedvlieg et al. (2013); Videira et al. (2017)
Material examined: See Quaedvlieg et al. (2013); Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Neoseptoria caricis (CBS 135097, redrawn from Quaedvlieg et al. 2004) a, b Conidia and conidiogenous cells of Neoseptoria caricis. Scale bar: a, b = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neoseptoria are foliicolous and can inhabit the host as asymptomatic mutualists, benign commensals or latent pathogens (Dubey and Pandey 2019).
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Neoseptoria.
No biocontrol agent has been identified from Neoseptoria yet. Being pathogenic, Neoseptoria may have biocontrol properties. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical from Neoseptoria has been reported yet. Neoseptoria may produce important enzymes. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Neoseptoria comprises only one species known on leaves of Carex acutiformis (Cyperaceae) in Netherlands. Neoseptoria is a poorly studied genus and comprehensive studies are needed for discovery of more species.