Neodidymelliopsis cannabis (G. Winter) Qian Chen & L. Cai, in Chen, Jiang, Zhang, Cai & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 82: 207 (2015)
≡ Sphaerella cannabis G. Winter, Hedwigia 11: 145 (1872)
Index Fungorum number: IF 814152; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Chen et al. (2015)
Material examined: see Chen et al. (2015)
Fig. 1. Neodidymelliopsis cannabis (BPI 1887, Neotype; redrawn from McPartland 1994) a Ascus. b Ascospores. Scale bar: a = 20 µm, b = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neodidymelliopsis are saprobic and are involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. Some species are pathogenic and cause leaf spots and diseases of hosts.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Neodidymelliopsis.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Neodidymelliopsis. Neodidymelliopsis may have potential to control some pathogens of weeds. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neodidymelliopsis has not been investigated. Neodidymelliopsis may produce important chemicals, enzymes and phytotoxins. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Neodidymelliopsis comprises eleven species known on thirteen host plant and twelve plant families namely Adoxaceae, Berberidaceae, Combretaceae, Cupressaceae, Juglandaceae, Moraceae, Myrtaceae, Polemoniaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rhamnaceae, Rubiaceae and Sapindaceae. Neodidymelliopsis seems to be a diverse genus and more species can be discovered in future studies.
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