Is morphology in Cercospora a reliable reflection of generic affinity?

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dc.contributor.author Bakhshi, M.
dc.contributor.author Arzanlou, M.
dc.contributor.author Babai-ahari, A.
dc.contributor.author Groenewald, Johannes Z.
dc.contributor.author Crous, Pedro W.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-09T11:25:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-09T11:25:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01
dc.description.abstract Cercospora (Mycosphaerellaceae) is a large genus of fungi comprising many important plant pathogens. In recent years DNA-based studies have revealed multiple genera of cercosporoid fungi being poly- and paraphyletic. Among these genera, the genus Cercospora has always been perceived as monophyletic. In the present study, phylogenetic inferences based on partial gene sequences of the LSU, ITS, ACT, TEF1-α and HIS loci, elucidated a cercospora-like taxon from Ammi majus to cluster in a clade apart from Cercospora s. str. In spite of numerous Cercospora spp. presently known from their DNA sequence data, this collection represents the first concrete evidence to the fact that the morphological characters previously attributed to Cercospora s. str. evolved more than once in the Mycosphaerellaceae. The genus Neocercospora is subsequently introduced to accommodate the Iranian taxon occurring on A. majus. Further collections on other hosts and from different continents are now required to establish the prevalence and relative importance of species of Neocercospora. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Laboratory of Evolutionary Phytopathology, CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, the Research Deputy of the University of Tabriz and the Studienstiftung für mykologische Systematik und Ökologie. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bakhshi, M, Arzanlou, M, Babai-Ahari, A, Groenewald, JZ & Crous, PW 2015, 'Is morphology in Cercospora a reliable reflection of generic affinity?', Phytotaxa, vol. 213, no. 1, pp. 22-34. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1179-3155 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1179-3163 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.11646/phytotaxa.213.1.2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51288
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Magnolia Press en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Magnolia Press en_ZA
dc.subject Biodiversity en_ZA
dc.subject Cercosporoid hyphomycetes en_ZA
dc.subject Mycosphaerellaceae en_ZA
dc.subject Neocercospora en_ZA
dc.subject Phylogeny en_ZA
dc.title Is morphology in Cercospora a reliable reflection of generic affinity? en_ZA
dc.type Preprint Article en_ZA


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