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Cercoramularia koreana

Cercoramularia koreana Videira, H.D. Shin, C. Nakash. & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 299 (2017).

  Cercospora dioscoreae Ellis & G. Martin, Am. Nat. 16(12): 1003 (1882)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 822710; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

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



Fig. 1. Cercoramularia koreana (CPC 10709; re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). a, b. Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. c. Catenate conidia. d–i. Observations in vitro.  d. Conidiophore and conidiogenous cell. e. Conidiophore, conidiogenous cell and conidium. f, g. Conidiogenous cell and catenate conidia. h, i. Catenate conidia. Scale bars = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Cercoramularia are saprobic and are responsible for decomposition and nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. They may also be pathogenic showing as leaf spots.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Cercoramularia has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Cercoramularia has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Cercoramularia has not been studied. Cercoramularia may produce important enzymes. This warrants further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Cercoramularia comprises only one species known on leaves of Styrax japonicas (Styracaceae) in South Korea. More species of Cercoramularia can be discovered from future studies.



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