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Chaetasbolisia erysiphoides

Chaetasbolisia erysiphoides (Griffon & Maubl.) Griffon & Maubl., Physis, Rev. Soc. Arg. Cienc. Nat. 4(no. 17): 293 (1918).

Chaetophoma erysiphoides Griffon & Maubl., Bull. Soc. mycol. Fr. 25: 60 (1909).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 161753; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11502, Fig. 1

Description: see Hou et al. (2020).

Material examined: see Hou et al. (2020).

Fig. 1 Chaetasbolisia erysiphoides (redrawn from Sutton 1980). a Surface view of a conidioma. b Conidia. c Conidiogenous cells and developing conidia. d Conidiomatal seta. Scale bars: a = 50 μm, b = 5 μm, c = 10 μm, d = 20 μm.

Importance and distribution

Chaetasbolisia comprises seven species known on Chrysophyllum sp. (Sapotaceae), Lithocarpus densiflorus (Fagaceae), Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae), Miconia sp. (Melastomataceae), Petitia domingensis (Lamiaceae), Polystichum munitum (Dryopteridaceae), Polystichum sp. (Dryopteridaceae), Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae), Rhamnus purshiana (Rhamnaceae), Sequoia sempervirens (Cupressaceae), Umbellularia (Lauraceae), Vismia baccifera (Hypericaceae), Woodwardia radicans (Blechnaceae) amongst others. Chaetasbolisia is recorded from Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, India), Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico), South Brazil and the United States (California, Virgin Islands, West Indies). Some taxa are sooty molds for example, Chaetasbolisia microglobulosa (Tsatsia and Grahame 1997).


Industrial relevance and applications

Chaetasbolisia is useful to the medical and pharmaceutical industry as it produces arterialization-inhibiting agent (Shibata et al. 2009) and synthetic analogue of Fumagillin which is an antimicrobial agent against malaria (Justia 2021).


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

Chaetasbolisia produces wide range of chemicals such as angiogenesis inhibitors (Otsuka et al. 1992), arterialization-inhibiting agent for example, an antiulcer agent containing FR-901448 substance and FR-901449 (Shibata et al. 2009), WF-16775AI and A2, which are synthetic analogue of fumagillin (Justia 2021) amongst others.



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