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Phomatodes aubrietiae

Phomatodes aubrietiae (Moesz) Qian Chen & L. Cai, in Chen, Jiang, Zhang, Cai & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 82: 191 (2015).

  Sclerophomella aubrietiae Moesz, Choroby i Szkodniki Roslin (Warsaw) 3: 144 (1926).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 814133; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Chen et al. (2015).

Material examined: see Chen et al. (2015).



Fig. 1. Phomatodes aubrietiae (CBS 627.97; redrawn from Chen et al. 2015). a, b. Conidiogenous cells. c. Conidia. Scale bars: a–c = 5 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Phomatodes are saprobic or pathogenic on host plant. As saprobes, they can help in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. As pathogen, they may cause lesions on host plants (Chen et al. 2015).


Industrial relevance and applications

No industrial use of Phomatodes have been reported.

Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent from Phomatodes has been investigated. Phomatodes may have the potential to control some pathogen. Further studies are needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Phomatodes has not been reported. Further studies are needed.


Diversity of the genus

Phomatodes comprises two species. P. aubrietiae is known from one plant family namely Brassicaceae from Netherlands. P. nebulosa is known from Brassicaceae, Datiscaceae and Euphorbiaceae from Netherlands, Poland and Uzbekistan. More species of Phomatodes can be found in future studies.



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