Dothideomycetes » Englerulaceae » Goosia

Goosia melastomatis

Goosia melastomatis B. Song, Mycotaxon 87: 413 (2003)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 489048; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Song (2003).

Material examined: see Song (2003).



Fig. 1. Goosia melastomatis (re-drawn from Song et al. 2003). a–c. Hyphae with appressoria and ascomata. d. Ascus. e. Ascospores. f, g Hyphae with appressoria and phialides. h. Conidia. Scale bars = 25 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Goosia are parasitic. They can attack living host plant, penetrate their outer defenses, invade them, and obtain nutrition from living cytoplasm (Burrill and Earle 2019).


Industrial relevance and applications

No industrial use of Goosia have been reported.

Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent from Goosia has been investigated. Further studies and fresh cultures are needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Goosia is unknown. Fresh cultures are needed for further studies.

Diversity of the genus

Goosia comprises only one species known on leaves of Melastoma normale (Melastomataceae) in Hainan. Goosia is a poorly studied genus and comprehensives studies are needed for more species discovery.



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