Noosia banksiae Crous, R.G. Shivas & McTaggart, in Crous, Groenewald, Shivas, Edwards, Seifert, Alfenas, Alfenas, Burgess, Carnegie, Hardy, Hiscock & Hübe, Persoonia 26: 139 (2011)
Index Fungorum number: IF 560173; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2011)
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2011)
Fig. 1. Noosia banksiae (CBS 129526; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2011) a–d. hyphae giving rise to short chains of conidia, or breaking up into phragmospores. Scale bars: a–d = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Noosia are pathogenic and shows as leaf spots on the host (Crous et al. 2011).
Industrial relevance and applications
No industrial use has been reported from Noosia.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Noosia. Noosia may have the ability to control some pathogens. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical has been yet reported from Noosia. Noosia may produce important enzymes or toxins that needs further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Noosia comprises only one species known on leaves of Banksia aemul (Proteaceae) in Australia. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for this genus. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Noosia.