Characterisation and epitypification of Botryosphaeria corticis, the cause of blueberry cane canker

Alan John Lander Phillips, Peter V. Oudemans, António C.M. Correia, Artur Alves

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

55 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-155
Number of pages15
JournalFungal Diversity
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Botryosphaeriaceae
  • Fusicoccum
  • ITS
  • phylogeny
  • taxonomy

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Characterisation and epitypification of Botryosphaeria corticis, the cause of blueberry cane canker'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this