Graminopassalora graminis (Fuckel) U. Braun, C. Nakash., Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 308 (2017)
≡ Scolicotrichum graminis Fuckel, Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 23-24: 107 (1870) [1869-70]
Index Fungorum number: IF 822760; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Videira et al. (2017)
Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017)
Fig. 1. Graminopassalora gramini (CBS 113303, re-drawn from Frank et al. 2010). a Conidiophores. c Conidia. Scale bar: a, b = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Graminopassalora are pathogenic and cause foliar diseases which shows as leaf spot.
Industrial relevance and applications
There is currently no industrial use of Graminopassalora. Further studies are warranted.
No biocontrol agent has been identified from Graminopassalora. Being pathogenic, Graminopassalora may have important role in biocontrol purposes.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical has been reported from Graminopassalora. Graminopassalora may produce important enzymes and toxins that cause leaf spots on host and this warrants further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Graminopassalora comprises only one species known on grass leaves in Germany, Dactylis glomerata (Poaceae) in Japan, Alopecurus aequalis (Poaceae) in Republic of Korea. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. Wide-ranging studies are likely to discover more species of Graminopassalora.
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