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Paracercosporidium microsorum

Paracercosporidium microsorum (Sacc.) U. Braun, C. Nakash., Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 319 (2017)

Cercospora microsora Sacc., Michelia 2(no. 6): 128 (1880)

Index Fungorum number: IF 822819; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017)

Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017)



Fig. 1. Paracercosporidium microsorum (CPC 15550, re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). a Leaf spot symptom on the host. b, c Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. d,e  Scale bar: ag = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Paracercosporidium are pathogenic and cause disease on host substrate.


Industrial relevance and applications

There is currently no industrial application of Paracercosporidium.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent from Paracercosporidium has been identified so far. Paracercosporidium may be useful in biological control purposes. Further investigation is needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Paracercosporidium is unknown. Paracercosporidium may produce important enzymes and toxins that trigger disease in host plants.


Diversity of the genus

Paracercosporidium comprises two species known on one plant family namely Malvaceae. Paracercosporidium has been reported mainly from Italy and Vermont. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for this genus. More species can be discovered in future studies.


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