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Dothistroma pini

Dothistroma pini Hulbary, Bull. Ill. St. nat. Hist. Surv. 21(7): 235 (1941).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 286227; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03699, Fig. 1

Description: see Sutton (1980); Barnes et al. (2016); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Sutton (1980); Barnes et al. (2016); Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Dothistroma pini (re-drawn from Barnes et al. 2016). a Conidiomata. b Conidiophores with conidia. c Conidia. Scale bars = 5 μm.


Importance and distribution

Dothistroma comprises three species known on several host plants within Pinaceae. Dothistroma has been reported in several countries such as Asia (China, Russia), Europe (France, Romania, Spain, Ukraine), New Zealand and the United States (Indiana). Dothistroma species are pathogenic and responsible for disease of Pinus (Barnes et al. 2014). The fungus kills pine needles and affects tree growth (Piou and Ioos 2014).




Barnes I, van der Nest A, Mullett M, Crous P et al. 2016 – Neotypification of Dothistroma septosporum and epitypification of D. pini, causal agents of Dothistroma needle blight of pine. Forest Pathology 46.

Barnes I, Walla JA, Bergdahl A, Wingfield MJ. 2014 – Four new host and three new state records of Dothistroma needle blight caused by Dothistroma pini in the United States. Plant Disease 98, 1443.

Piou D, Ioos R. 2013 – First Report of Dothistroma pini, a Recent Agent of the Dothistroma Needle Blight, on Pinus radiata in France. Plant Disease 98, 841–841.

Schwelm A, Bradshaw RE. 2010 – Genetics of dothistromin biosynthesis of Dothistroma septosporum: an update. Toxins 2, 2680–2698.

Sutton BC. 1980 – The Coelomycetes: Fungi imperfecti with pycnidia, acervular and stromata. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, Surrey, England.

Videira SIR, Groenewald JZ, Nakashima C, Braun U, Barreto RW, de Wit PJGM, Crous PW. 2017 – Mycosphaerellaceae - Chaos or clarity? Studies in Mycology 87, 257–421.







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