Houjia yanglingensis G.Y. Sun & Crous, in Yang, Sun, Batzer, Crous, Groenewald & Gleason, Persoonia 24: 34 (2010)
Index Fungorum number: IF 514399; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Sun and Crous (2010).
Material examined: see Sun and Crous (2010).
Fig. 1. Houjia yanglingensis (CBS H-20325). a–d. conidiogenous cells giving rise to conidia. e–f. Conidia. Scale bars: a–f = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Houjia are saprobic and are involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Houjia has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Houjia has not been studied.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Houjia has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Houjia comprises two species known from fruit of apple (Rosaceae). Houjia has been reported mainly from Gansu and Illinois. More species of Houjia can be discovered in future studies.