Simplicidiella nigra A.P.M. Duarte & Attili-Angelis, in Duarte, Attili-Angelis, Baron, Groenewald, Crous & Pagnocca, Persoonia 38: 87 (2016)
Index Fungorum number: IF 817415; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Duarte et al. (2016).
Material examined: see Duarte et al. (2016).
Fig.1. Simplicidiella nigra (CBMAI 1939, re-drawn from Duarte et al. 2016). a–g conidiophores with conidia in chains. f, g Conidiogenous cells. Scale bar: a–g = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Simplicidiella are saprobic and cause decomposition of integument of Atta capiguara gyne.
Industrial relevance and applications
There is currently no industrial application of Simplicidiella.
No biocontrol agent from Simplicidiella has been identified so far. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Simplicidiella is unknown. Neoceratosperma may produce important enzymes and toxins that trigger disease in host plants.
Diversity of the genus
Simplicidiella comprises only one species known on integument of gyne of Atta capiguara (Formicidae) in São Paulo.