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Catenulocercospora fusimaculans

Catenulocercospora fusimaculans (G.F. Atk.) C. Nakash., Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 303 (2017).

  Cercospora fusimaculans G.F. Atk., J. Elisha Mitchell scient. Soc. 8(2): 50 (1892).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 822745; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017).



Fig. 1. Catenulocercospora fusimaculans (CPC 17277; re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). a–c. Observations in vivo. a, b. Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. c. Single and catenate conidia. d–g. Observations in vitro. d–f. Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. g. Catenate conidia. Scale bars = 10 μm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Majority of Catenulocercospora species are plant pathogens on a wide range of host. Foliar disease of Sorghum species by C. fusimaculans as well as leaf blight of maize is well-known (Njoroge et al. 2018).


Industrial relevance and applications

No industrial use of Catenulocercospora has been reported.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent from Catenulocercospora has been reported. Catenulocercospora may have potential to control some pathogens. This warrants further studies.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Catenulocercospora has not been reported. Catenulocercospora may have the potential to produce important chemical and toxins. This warrants further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Catenulocercospora comprises only one species known on two host plants and one plant family namely Poaceae. Catenulocercospora is reported from Alabama, Cuba and Thailand.  More species of Catenulocercospora can be reported from comprehensive studies.



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