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Querciphoma carteri

Querciphoma carteri (Gruyter & Boerema), in Crous & Groenewald, IMA Fungus 8(1): 147 (2017).

Phoma carteri Gruyter & Boerema, Persoonia 17: 547 (2002).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 820914; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see De Gruyter and Boerema (2002); Crous and Groenewald (2017).

Material examined: see De Gruyter and Boerema (2002); Crous and Groenewald (2017).



Fig. 1. Querciphoma carteri (re-drawn from Phoma carteri in Fig. 3 in De Gruyter and Boerema 2002).  a. Conidia. Scale bars = 5 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Querciphoma are plant pathogenic on leaves and twigs.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Querciphoma has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Querciphoma has not been reported. Querciphoma may have the potential to control some pathogens. Further studies are needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Querciphoma has not been studied. Querciphoma may produce important chemicals and enzymes. This needs further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Querciphoma comprises only one species known on Quercus sp (Fagaceae) in Germany and Netherlands. More species of Querciphoma can be discovered in future studies.





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