Wounds on Rapanea melanophloeos provide habitat for a large diversity of Ophiostomatales including four new species

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dc.contributor.author Musvuugwa, Tendai
dc.contributor.author De Beer, Z. Wilhelm
dc.contributor.author Duong, Tuan A.
dc.contributor.author Dreyer, L.L. (Leanne Laurette)
dc.contributor.author Oberlander, Kenneth
dc.contributor.author Roets, Francois
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-24T06:15:18Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.description.abstract Rapanea melanophloeos, an important canopy tree in Afromontane forests, is commonly utilised for medicinal bark harvesting. Wounds created from these activities provide entrance for many fungi, including arthropod-associated members of the Ophiostomatales and Microascales (ophiostomatoid fungi). In this study we assess the diversity of wound-associated Ophiostomatales on storm-damaged R. melanophloeos trees in the Afromontane forests of South Africa. Five species were identified based on micro-morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses. These included Ophiostoma stenoceras and four newly described taxa Sporothrix itsvoense sp. nov., S. rapaneae sp. nov., S. utae sp. nov. and O. noisomeae sp. nov. Four of these are members of the S. schenckii-O. stenoceras complex (O. stenoceras, S. itsvoense sp. nov., S. rapaneae sp. nov., S. utae) while O. noisomeae groups basal in the Ophiostomatales alongside the S. lignivora complex and Graphilbum. In addition to other taxa known from this host, the present study shows that there is a rich, yet still poorly explored, diversity of Ophiostomatales associated with R. melanophloeos in Afromontane forests. More taxa are likely to be discovered with increased research effort. These must be assessed in terms of pathogenicity towards this ecologically and economically important tree. en_ZA
dc.description.department Genetics en_ZA
dc.description.department Microbiology and Plant Pathology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-06-30
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://link.springer.com/journal/10482 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Musvuugwa, T, De Beer, ZW, Duong, TA, Dreyer, LL, Oberlander, K & Roets, F 2016, 'Wounds on Rapanea melanophloeos provide habitat for a large diversity of Ophiostomatales including four new species', Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, vol. 109, no. 6, pp. 877-894. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0003-6072 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1572-9699 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s10482-016-0687-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53382
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. The original publication is available at : http://link.springer.comjournal/10482. en_ZA
dc.subject Afromonatane forests en_ZA
dc.subject Ophiostoma en_ZA
dc.subject Rapanea en_ZA
dc.subject Sporothrix en_ZA
dc.title Wounds on Rapanea melanophloeos provide habitat for a large diversity of Ophiostomatales including four new species en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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