Aplosporella prunicola, a novel species of anamorphic Botryosphaeriaceae

U. Damm, P.H. Fourie, P.W. Crous

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Aplosporella prunicola is a newly described species associated with a dead branch of Prunus persica var. nucipersica from South Africa. Based on its phylogeny of the 28S rDNA (LSU) gene, the genus Aplosporella represents yet another anamorph lineage within the Botryosphaeriaceae (Botryosphaeriales). Aplosporella is characterized by having multilocular conidiomata opening by a single ostiole, verrucose, brown conidia, and the presence of prominent paraphyses. Details pertaining to the pathogenicity and host specificity of Aplosporella spp., remain to be elucidated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
JournalFungal Diversity
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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