Botryosphaeria corticis was collected from a commercial field of Vaccinium corymbosum cv. Bluecrop in New Jersey, USA. The connection between the anamorph and the teleomorph was confirmed through isolations made from single ascospores. The fungus was characterised in terms of morphology of the teleomorph on the host, the anamorph in pure culture, and sequences of the ITS1/ITS2 regions of the ribosomal DNA operon. Morphologically the fungus compared well with the protologue of B. corticis. Phylogenetic analyses showed that the isolates from New Jersey reside in a clade together with isolates of the same species from North Carolina and this clade is sister to B. dothidea. The specimen from New Jersey is designated as epitype.
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2006|