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Neocercospora ammicola

Neocercospora ammicola Bakhshi, Arzanlou, Babai-ahari & Crous, in Bakhshi, Arzanlou, Babai-ahari, Groenewald & Crous, Phytotaxa 213: 28 (2015)

 Index Fungorum number: IF 823372; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

 Description: see Bakhshi et al. (2015); Videira et al. (2017)

Material examined: see Bakhshi et al. (2015); Videira et al. (2017)



Fig. 1. Neocercospora ammicola ((CBS 136450, re-drawn from Bakhshi et al. 2015) a–c Conidiophores and conidiogenous cells. d Solitary and catenate conidia. Scale bar: ad = 10 µm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Neocercospora are foliicolous and play diverse role in the ecosystem. As saprobes, they can maintain nutrient cycle. As pathogen, they may infect plants and cause disease.


Industrial relevance and applications

There is currently no industrial application of Neocercospora.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent from Neocercospora has been identified so far. Further studies are needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Neocercospora is unknown.


Diversity of the genus

Neocercospora comprises only one species known on Ammi majus (Apiaceae) in Iran. More species of Neocercospora can be discovered in future studies.



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