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Microcyclosporella mali

Microcyclosporella mali J. Frank, Schroers & Crous, in Frank et al., Persoonia 24: 101 (2010).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 516841; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11163, Fig. 1

Description: see Frank et al. (2010).

Material examined: see Frank et al. (2010).

Fig. 1 Microcyclosporella mali (CPC 16184, re-drawn from Fig. 3 in Frank et al. 2010). a Colony on OA. b Spermatia. c Spermatogenous cells. d Conidiophore with conidia. e–g Conidia with microcyclic conidiation. Scale bars = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Microcyclosporella comprises only one species known on Malus and Prunus fruit surface (Rosaceae) in Europe (Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey) and the United States (Michigan, Ohio).




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Frank J, Crous P, Groenewald JZ, Oertel B, Hyde KD, Phengsintham P, Schroers HJ. 2010 – Microcyclospora and Microcyclosporella: novel genera accommodating epiphytic fungi causing sooty blotch on apple. Persoonia 24, 93–105.


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