Aquilomyces patris D.G. Knapp, Kovács, J.Z. Groenew. & Crous, in Knapp, Kovács, Zajta, Groenewald & Crous, Persoonia 35: 93 (2015).
Index Fungorum number: IF 810757; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11612, Fig.1
Description: see Knapp et al. (2015).
Material examined: see Knapp et al. (2015).
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Aquilomyces are root endophytes. They might secrete plant growth regulators that affect the root architecture (Lamont, 2003).
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Aquilomyces have not been investigated.
No disease has been reported from Aquilomyces. This warrants further studies.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Aquilomyces has not been reported.
Diversity of the genus
Aquilomyces comprises two species. Aquilomyces patris is known on root of Populus alba (Salicaceae) in Hungary. A. rebunensis has been reported on submerged twig in Hokkaido Japan.
The diversity of Aquilomyces is still only poorly understood, and the lineages described so far is probably only a small fraction of the true diversity of Aquilomyces.