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Pleiochaeta setosa

Pleiochaeta setosa (Kirchner) S. Hughes, Mycol. Pap. 36: 39 (1951).

Ceratophorum setosum Kirchn., Z. PflKrankh. 2: 327 (1892).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 303828; Facesoffungi number: FoF xx, Fig. 1

Description: see Marin et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Marin et al. (2017).



Fig. 1. Pleiochaeta setosa (re-drawn from Fig 6 in Kirchner 1951). a. Germinating conidia. Scalebar: a = 10


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Pleiochaeta are pathogenic causing leaf spots on legumes (Marin-Felix et al. 2017).


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Pleiochaeta has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol properties of Pleiochaeta has not been reported.  Pleiochaeta may have the ability to control some pathogens. Further studies are needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Pleiochaeta has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed.


Diversity of the genus

Pleiochaeta comprises 6 species. One species P. ghindensis has been synonymized and transferred to another genus Camposporidium. Pleiochaeta has been reported from several host plants and two plant family namely Apiaceae and Fabaceae. Pleiochaeta has a worldwide distribution such as Alabama, Australia, Austria, Brazil, California, Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Minnesota, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Oregon, Poland, Portugal, South Africa. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Pleiochaeta.







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