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Virosphaerella pseudomarksii

Virosphaerella pseudomarksii (Cheew., K.D. Hyde & Crous) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 378 (2017).

Mycosphaerella pseudomarksii Cheew., K.D. Hyde & Crous, Persoonia 21: 83 (2008)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 822806; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017).

 

 

Fig. 1. Virosphaerella pseudomarksii (re-drawn from Mycosphaerella pseudomarksii Fig 7 in Cheewangkoon et al. 2008). a. Asci b. germinating ascospores; c. ascospores. Scale bar = 10 µm.

 

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Virosphaerella are phytopathogenic, producing leaf spots on hosts.

 

Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Virosphaerella has not been investigated.

 

Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Virosphaerella has not been studied.

 

Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Virosphaerella has not been studied. Virosphaerella may produce important enzymes and toxins. This needs further investigation.

 

Diversity of the genus

Virosphaerella comprises two species known on Eucalyptus sp. (Myrtaceae) in Thailand. Numerous new taxa remain to be described, but only a small fraction of Virosphaerella has been discovered so far.

 

 

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