Nothopassalora personata (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) U. Braun, C. Nakash., Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 333 (2017)
≡ Cladosporium personatum Berk. & M.A. Curtis, in Berkeley, Grevillea 3(no. 27): 106 (1875)
Index Fungorum number: IF 822766; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Videira et al. (2017)
Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017)
Fig. 1. Nothopassalora personata (CPC 19466, re-drawn from Frank et al. 2010). a Leaf spot symptom on the host. b, c Conidiophores and conidiogenous cells. d Single Conidia. e–i Observations in vitro. f–i Conidiophore and conidiogenous cell. h, i single conidia. Scale bar: b–i = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Nothopassalora are pathogenic and cause major foliar diseases which shows as leaf spot (Jenkins 1938, Kokalis-Burelle et al. 1997).
Industrial relevance and applications
There is currently no industrial use of Nothopassalora. Further studies are warranted.
No biocontrol agent has been identified from Nothopassalora. Being pathogenic, Nothopassalora may have important role in biocontrol purposes.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical has been reported from Nothopassalora. Nothopassalora may produce important chemicals and toxins that cause leaf spots on host and this warrants further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Nothopassalora comprises only one species known on Arachis hypogaea (Fabaceae) in South Carolina. Many hosts and regions have not yet been studied for Nothopassalora. Many more species of Nothopassalora can be discovered from comprehensive studies.