Generic concepts in Nectriaceae

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dc.contributor.author Lombard, L.
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie)
dc.contributor.author Groenewald, J.Z.
dc.contributor.author Crous, Pedro W.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-29T07:43:41Z
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dc.date.issued 2015-01-29
dc.description.abstract The ascomycete family Nectriaceae (Hypocreales) includes numerous important plant and human pathogens, as well as several species used extensively in industrial and commercial applications as biodegraders and biocontrol agents. Members of the family are unified by phenotypic characters such as uniloculate ascomata that are yellow, orange-red to purple, and with phialidic asexual morphs. The generic concepts in Nectriaceae are poorly defined, since DNA sequence data have not been available for many of these genera. To address this issue we performed a multi-gene phylogenetic analysis using partial sequences for the 28S large subunit (LSU) nrDNA, the internal transcribed spacer region and intervening 5.8S nrRNA gene (ITS), the large subunit of the ATP citrate lyase (acl1), the RNA polymerase II largest subunit (rpb1), RNA polymerase II second largest subunit (rpb2), α-actin (act), β-tubulin (tub2), calmodulin (cmdA), histone H3 (his3), and translation elongation factor 1- alpha (tef1) gene regions for available type and authentic strains representing known genera in Nectriaceae, including several genera for which no sequence data were previously available. Supported by morphological observations, the data resolved 47 genera in the Nectriaceae. We re-evaluated the status of several genera, which resulted in the introduction of six new genera to accommodate species that were initially classified based solely on morphological characters. Several generic names are proposed for synonymy based on the abolishment of dual nomenclature. Additionally, a new family is introduced for two genera that were previously accommodated in the Nectriaceae. en_ZA
dc.description.department Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) en_ZA
dc.description.department Genetics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This study was financially supported by the NWO Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme – Joint Research Projects 2012 ALW file number 833.13.2005 titled “Building the fungal quarantine & quality barcode of life database to ensure plant health”. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.studiesinmycology.org/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lombard, L, Van der Merwe, NA, Groenewald, JZ & Crous, PW 2015, 'Generic concepts in Nectriaceae', Studies in Mycology, vol. 82, pp. 189-245. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0166-0616 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1872-9797 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.simyco.2014.12.002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52207
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS) en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014, CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre. en_ZA
dc.subject Generic concepts en_ZA
dc.subject Nectriaceae en_ZA
dc.subject Phylogeny en_ZA
dc.subject Taxonomy en_ZA
dc.title Generic concepts in Nectriaceae en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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