Resolving Tiarosporella spp. allied to Botryosphaeriaceae and Phacidiaceae

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dc.contributor.author Crous, Pedro W.
dc.contributor.author Muller, Michael .M.
dc.contributor.author Sanchez, Romina M.
dc.contributor.author Giordano, Lucrecia
dc.contributor.author Bianchinotti, M. Virginia
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Freda E.
dc.contributor.author Groenewald, Johannes Z.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-21T07:31:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-21T07:31:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03
dc.description.abstract The type species of the genus Tiarosporella, T. paludosa, is epitypified and confirmed as a member of the Botryosphaeriaceae. Based on morphology and DNA sequence data of the large subunit nuclear ribosomal RNA gene (LSU, 28S) and the internal transcribed spacers (ITS) and 5.8S rRNA gene of the nrDNA operon, the genus Tiarosporella is shown to be poly- and paraphyletic. A group of isolates morphologically similar to T. paludosa cluster to the Phacidiaceae (Phacidiales, Leotiomycetes) and we accommodated them in Darkera, a genus associated with needle diseases of conifers, with D. picea introduced as a novel taxon. This new taxon includes isolates occurring on needles of Picea spp. in Europe (Finland, Norway and Switzerland) and differs from D. parca according to a five-locus alignment consisting of ITS, LSU, partial 18S nuclear ribosomal RNA, translation elongation factor 1- alpha and beta-tubulin genes. Four novel genera are introduced for tiarosporella-like fungi, namely Eutiarosporella based on E. tritici on Triticum aestivum from South Africa, Marasasiomyces based on M. karoo on Eriocephalus sp. from South Africa, Mucoharknessia based on M. cortaderiae on Cortaderia selloana from Argentina, and Sakireeta based on S. madreeya on Aristida setacea from India. Together with the genus Botryobambusa, these genera represent a subclade in the Botryosphaeriaceae that is ecologically diverse, occurring on Poaceae, as well as woody hosts, including endophytes, saprobes, and plant pathogens. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship "National Biocontrol Collective” and “Future Forests Research,” New Zealand. Romina M. Sánchez has a Postdoctoral Fellowship from CONICET. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Crous, PW, Muller, MM, Sanchez, RM, Giordano, L, Bianchinotti, MV, Anderson, FE & Groenewald, JZ 2015, 'Resolving Tiarosporella spp. allied to Botryosphaeriaceae and Phacidiaceae', Phytotaxa, vol. 202, no. 2, pp. 73-93. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1179-3155 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1179-3163 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.11646/phytotaxa.202.2.1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/45214
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Magnolia Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Magnolia Press en_ZA
dc.subject Coelomycetes en_ZA
dc.subject Dothideomycetes en_ZA
dc.subject LSU en_ZA
dc.subject Phacidiales en_ZA
dc.subject Systematics en_ZA
dc.subject Internal transcribed spacers (ITS) en_ZA
dc.title Resolving Tiarosporella spp. allied to Botryosphaeriaceae and Phacidiaceae en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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