Neocatenulostroma microsporum (Joanne E. Taylor & Crous) Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg, Binder, Groenewald, Summerell, Carnegie, Burgess & Crous, Persoonia 33: 26 (2014)
≡ Trimmatostroma microsporum Joanne E. Taylor & Crous, Mycol. Res. 104(5): 631 (2000)
Index Fungorum number: IF 807808; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Taylor and Crous (2000); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014)
Material examined: see Taylor and Crous (2000); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014)
Fig. 1. Neocatenulostroma microsporum (PREM 56207a; redrawn from Taylor and Crous 2000) a. Ascoma in cross section. b. Ascospores. c Asci. d Conidia. Scale bars: a–d = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neocatenulostroma are saprobic and plant pathogenic. As saprobes, they play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. Some species are pathogenic and cause diseases on several hosts.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Neocatenulostroma.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Neocatenulostroma. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neocatenulostroma has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Neocatenulostroma comprises only three species known on two host plants and plant families namely Pinaceae and Proteaceae. Neocatenulostroma is reported from Germany and Western Cape Province. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for this genus. Numerous species of Neocatenulostroma can be discovered in future studies.