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About Citation title: "Mycosphaerella is polyphyletic".
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Crous P.W., Braun U., & Groenewald J.Z. 2007. Mycosphaerella is polyphyletic. Studies in Mycology, 58: 1-32.


  • Crous P.W.
  • Braun U.
  • Groenewald J.Z. Phone +31302122600


Mycosphaerella, one of the largest genera of ascomycetes, encompasses several thousand species and has anamorphs residing in more than 30 form genera.Although previous phylogenetic studies based on the ITS rDNA locus supported the monophyly of the genus, DNA sequence data derived from the LSU gene distinguish severalclades and families in what has hitherto been considered to represent the Mycosphaerellaceae. Several important leaf spotting and extremotolerant species need to be disposedto the genus Teratosphaeria, for which a new family, the Teratosphaeriaceae, is introduced. Other distinct clades represent the Schizothyriaceae, Davidiellaceae, Capnodiaceae,and the Mycosphaerellaceae. Within the two major clades, namely Teratosphaeriaceae and Mycosphaerellaceae, most anamorph genera are polyphyletic, and new anamorphconcepts need to be derived to cope with dual nomenclature within the Mycosphaerella complex.

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