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Paracucurbitaria corni

Paracucurbitaria corni (Bat. & A.F. Vital) Valenz.-Lopez, Stchigel, Guarro & Cano, in Valenzuela-Lopez, Cano-Lira, Guarro, Sutton, Wiederhold, Crous & Stchigel, Stud. Mycol. 90: 50 (2017)

Plenodomus corni Bat. & A.F. Vital, Anais Soc. Biol. Pernambuco 15(2): 420 (1957)

Index Fungorum number: IF 821454; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017)

Material examined:  see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017)



Fig. 1. Paracucurbitaria corni (CBS 248.79; re-drawn from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2017) a. Conidiophores. b. Conidia. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Paracucurbitaria are saprobic or pathogenic. As saprobes, they may play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. As pathogen, they may cause disease on host plants.


Industrial relevance and applications

No industrial application has been reported from Paracucurbitaria.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent has been reported from Paracucurbitaria. Paracucurbitaria may have the ability to control some pathogens. Further studies are needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

No chemical has been yet reported from Paracucurbitaria. Paracucurbitaria may produce important enzymes or toxins that needs further investigation.


Diversity of the genus

Paracucurbitaria comprises only one species known on Fraxinus excelsior in Hungary. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. More species of Paracucurbitaria can be discovered from comprehensive studies.



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