Ruptoseptoria unedonis (Roberge ex Desm.) Quaedvl., Verkley & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 75: 357 (2013)
≡ Septoria unedonis Roberge ex Desm., Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3 8: 20 (1847)
Index Fungorum number: IF 804429; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2013).
Material examined: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2013).
Fig. 1. Ruptoseptoria unedonis (CBS 355.86, redrawn from Quaedvlieg et al. 2013). a, b Conidia and conidiogenous cells of Ruptoseptoria unedonis. Scale bars: a, b = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Ruptoseptoria are pathogenic and cause leaf spots which shows as round, purple on wide range of hosts (Quaedvlieg et al. 2013).
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Ruptoseptoria. Further studies are needed.
No biocontrol agent has been identified from Ruptoseptoria yet. Ruptoseptoria may be a promising biocontrol agent as it causes disease on wide range of hosts (Quaedvlieg et al. 2013).
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical from Ruptoseptoria has been reported yet. Ruptoseptoria may produce important enzymes and phytotoxins. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Ruptoseptoria comprises only one species known on leaves of Arbutus unedo (Ericaceae) in France. Ruptoseptoria is a poorly studied genus and more species can be discovered from comprehensive studies.