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Barriopsis iraniana and Phaeobotryon cupressi: two new species of the Botryosphaeriaceae from trees in Iran

Authors: Abdollahzadeh, J.; Goltapeh, E. Mohammadi; Javadi, A.; Shams-bakhsh, M.; Zare, R.; Phillips, A.J.L.

Source: Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, Volume 23, December 2009 , pp. 1-8(8)

Publisher: Nationaal Herbarium Nederland

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Abstract:

Species in the Botryosphaeriaceae are well known as pathogens and saprobes of woody hosts, but little is known about the species that occur in Iran. In a recent survey of this family in Iran two fungi with diplodia-like anamorphs were isolated from various tree hosts. These two fungi were fully characterised in terms of morphology of the anamorphs in culture, and sequences of the ITS1/ITS2 regions of the ribosomal DNA operon and partial sequences of the translation elongation factor 1-α. Phylogenetic analyses placed them within a clade consisting of Barriopsis and Phaeobotryon species, but they were clearly distinct from known species in these genera. Therefore, they are described here as two new species, namely Barriopsis iraniana on Citrus, Mangifera and Olea, and Phaeobotryon cupressi on Cupressus sempervirens.

Keywords: CITRUS; EF 1-α; ITS; MANGIFERA; OLEA; PHYLOGENY; SYSTEMATICS; TAXONOMY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/003158509X467552

Publication date: December 31, 2009

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