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Flavomyces fulophazii

Flavomyces fulophazii D.G. Knapp, Kovács, J.Z. Groenew. & Crous [as 'Flavomyces fueloephazae'], (2015).

= Flavomyces fueloephazae D.G. Knapp, Kovács, J.Z. Groenew. & Crous [as 'fulophazii'], in Knapp, Kovács, Zajta, Groenewald & Crous, Persoonia 35: 93 (2015).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 810759; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx

Description: see Knapp (2015).

Material examined: see Knapp (2015).


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Flavomyces are root endophytes and protects the plants from herbivory by producing mycotoxins and other compounds (Faeth and Fagan 2002).


Industrial relevance and applications

Flavomyces produces tetramic acid and chlorinated azaphilone derivatives which might exhibit antibiotic and antiviral, cytotoxicity, mycotoxicity, as well as inhibition of the cell cycle.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Flavomyces.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

Berek-Nagy et al. (2021) reported that Flavomyces fulophazii is an abundant source of tetramic acid and chlorinated azaphilone derivatives.


Diversity of the genus

Flavomyces comprises only one species known on root of Festuca vaginata in Hungary. The diversity of Flavomyces is still only poorly understood, and the lineage discovered so far represent only a small part of the true diversity of Flavomyces. Numerous taxa of Flavomyces remain to be described.


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