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Alloconiothyrium aptrootii

Alloconiothyrium aptrootii Verkley, Göker & Stielow, in Verkley, Dukik, Renfurm, Göker & Stielow, Persoonia 32: 33 (2014)

 Index Fungorum number: IF 800757; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig.1

 Description: see Verkley et al. (2014)

Material examined:  see Verkley et al. (2014)

 

 

Fig. 1. Alloconiothyrium aptrootii (CBS 980.95, ex-type culture; redrawn from Verkley et al. 2014) a Conidia on OA. b, c Conidiogenous cells showing distinct annellations. Scale bars = 10 µm.

 

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Alloconiothyrium are found in soil and may be involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.

 

Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Alloconiothyrium.

 

Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Alloconiothyrium.

 

Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Alloconiothyrium has not been investigated

 

Diversity of the genus

Alloconiothyrium comprises two species. A. aptrootii was isolated from soil in Papua New Guinea. A. encephalarti was found on leaves of Encephalartos sp. (Zamiaceae). Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Alloconiothyrium.

 

 

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