Xenoconiothyrium catenatum Crous & Marinc. [as 'catenata'], Persoonia 27: 42 (2011)
Index Fungorum number: IF 807804; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2011).
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2011).
Fig. 1. Xenoconiothyrium catenatum (redrawn from Crous et al. 2011) a Conidiogenous cells and developing conidia. b Immature conidia as a chain. c Solitary matured conidia. Scale bars: a–c = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Xenoconiothyrium are endophytic or saprobic. They are involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Xenoconiothyrium.
No biocontrol agent from Xenoconiothyrium has been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Xenoconiothyrium has not been investigated yet. Xenoconiothyrium may produce important enzymes which needs future studies.
Diversity of the genus
Xenoconiothyrium comprises only one species known on litter of twigs of Protea laurifolia (Proteaceae) in South Africa. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus and more species can be discovered from comprehensive studies.