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Vacuiphoma bulgarica

Vacuiphoma bulgarica (Aveskamp, Gruyter & Verkley) Valenz.-Lopez, Cano, Crous, Guarro & Stchigel, in Valenzuela-Lopez, Cano-Lira, Guarro, Sutton, Wiederhold, Crous & Stchigel, Stud. Mycol. 90: 40 (2017)

Phoma bulgarica Aveskamp, Gruyter & Verkley, in Aveskamp et al., Stud. Mycol. 65: 47 (2010)

Index Fungorum number: IF 821452; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2018).

Material examined:  see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2018).



Fig. 1. Vacuiphoma bulgarica (CBS 357.84; re-drawn from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2018) a Hyphal strand. Scale bar = 50 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Vacuiphoma are pathogenic and may cause disease in hosts.


Industrial relevance and applications

No industrial application has been reported from Vacuiphoma.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent has been reported from Vacuiphoma. Vacuiphoma may have potential to control some pathogens. This needs further investigation.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

No chemical has been yet reported from Vacuiphoma. This needs further investigation.


Diversity of the genus

Vacuiphoma comprises two species. V. bulgarica was isolated from leaves of Trachystemon orientalis (Boraginaceae) in Bulgaria.  V. oculihominis was isolated from eye secretion of Homo sapiens in Illinois. Vacuiphoma is an interesting but poorly studied genus. Comprehensive studies are required to discover more species of Vacuiphoma.



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