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Uwemyces Hern.-Restr., Sarria & Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 36: 455 (2016).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 816986; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08567, 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2022), 1 species with molecular data.

Saprobic or pathogenic on leaves. Sexual morph: Unknown. Asexual morph: Mycelium immersed and superficial, hyphae branched, septate, hyaline and brown, smooth-walled. Conidiophores fasciculate, simple, dark brown at the base and sub hyaline at the apex. Conidiogenous cells cylindrical, sympodial, polytretic, with dark scars, terminal and intercalary, brown. Conidia straight or curved, cylindrical to obclavate, pale brown to brown, apex sub hyaline, verruculose-walled, with a thick, dark brown, truncate scar at the base, septate (adapted from Crous et al. 2016)

Type species: Uwemyces elaeidis (Steyaert) Hern. -Restr., Sarria & Crous

Notes: Braun et al. (2014) excluded Uwemyces from Cercospora. Crous et al. (2016) suggested that Uwemyces is a member of Mycosphaerellaceae and represents a distinct genus within the family. In the phylogenetic analyses of Videira et al. (2017), C. elaeidis form a single-strain lineage close to Distocercospora or Coremiopassalora. Molecular markers available for Uwemyces include ITS, LSU and RPB2.


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