Perthomyces podocarpi Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 38: 257 (2017)
Index Fungorum number: IF 820936; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2017)
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2017)
Fig. 1. Perthomyces podocarpi (CBS H-23122; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2017) a Conidiogenous cells and conidia. b Conidia. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Perthomyces are saprobic and may be involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
No industrial application has been reported from Perthomyces.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Perthomyces.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical has been yet reported from Perthomyces. This needs further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Perthomyces comprises only one species known on leaves of Podocarpus (Podocarpaceae) in Western Australia. Perthomyces is a poorly studied genus and needs more species discovery.