Phylogeny and systematics of the genus Calonectria

Show simple item record Lombard, Lorenzo Crous, Pedro W. Wingfield, Brenda D. Wingfield, Michael J. 2010-09-21T07:50:42Z 2010-09-21T07:50:42Z 2010
dc.description.abstract Species of Calonectria are important plant pathogens, several of which have a worldwide distribution. Contemporary taxonomic studies on these fungi have chiefly relied on DNA sequence comparisons of the β-tubulin gene region. Despite many new species being described, there has been no phylogenetic synthesis for the group since the last monographic study almost a decade ago. In the present study, the identity of a large collection of Calonectria isolates from various geographic regions was determined using morphological and DNA sequence comparisons. This resulted in the discovery of seven new species; Ca. densa, Ca. eucalypti, Ca. humicola, Ca. orientalis, Ca. pini, Ca. pseudoscoparia and Ca. sulawesiensis, bringing the total number of currently accepted Calonectria species to 68. A multigene phylogeny was subsequently constructed for all available Calonectria spp., employing seven gene regions, namely actin, β-tubulin, calmodulin, histone H3, the internal transcribed spacer regions 1 and 2 and the 5.8S gene of the ribosomal RNA, 28S large subunit RNA gene and translation elongation 1-alpha. Based on these data 13 phylogenetic groups could be distinguished within the genus Calonectria that correlated with morphological features. Dichotomous and synoptic keys to all Calonectria spp. currently recognised are also provided. en
dc.identifier.citation Lombard, L, Crous, PW, Wingfield, BD & Wingfield, MJ 2010, 'Phylogeny and systematics of the genus Calonectria', Studies in Mycology, vol. 66, pp. 31–69. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0166-0616
dc.identifier.other 10.3114/sim.2010.66.03
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cbs Publications / Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures en_US
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dc.subject Calonectria en
dc.subject DNA sequence en
dc.subject.lcsh Phytopathogenic microorganisms -- Phylogeny en
dc.subject.lcsh Fungi -- Classification en
dc.subject.lcsh Biocompatibility en
dc.title Phylogeny and systematics of the genus Calonectria en
dc.type Article en

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