Brett Anthony Summerell

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Novel species of microfungi described in the present study include the following from South Africa: Cercosporella dolichandrae from Dolichandra unguiscati, Seiridium podocarpi from Podocarpus latifolius, Pseudocercospora parapseudarthriae from Pseudarthria hookeri, Neodevriesia coryneliae from Corynelia uberata on leaves of Afrocarpus falcatus,(More)
Fusarium is a large, complex genus that causes a wide variety of plant diseases, produces a number of mycotoxins and is becoming increasingly recognized as a significant human pathogen. These fungi occur in ecosystems in all parts of the globe, which makes them useful as a model to better understand biogeographic processes affecting the distribution of(More)
Two new species of Fusarium associated with Australian indigenous grasses in natural ecosystems are described as F. lyarnte and F. werrikimbe on the basis of morphology, DNA fingerprinting and phylogenetic analysis of EF-1α and β-tubulin sequence data. Isolates of these species were initially recovered from soil in the McGraths Creek area of central(More)
Novel species of microfungi described in the present study include the following from Australia: Diaporthe ceratozamiae on Ceratozamia robusta, Seiridium banksiae on Banksia marginata, Phyllosticta hymenocallidicola on Hymenocallis littoralis, Phlogicylindrium uniforme on Eucalyptus cypellocarpa, Exosporium livistonae on Livistona benthamii and Coleophoma(More)
Species in the present study were compared based on their morphology, growth characteristics in culture, and DNA sequences of the nuclear ribosomal RNA gene operon (including ITS1, ITS2, 5.8S nrDNA and the first 900 bp of the 28S nrDNA) for all species and partial actin and translation elongation factor 1-alpha gene sequences for Cladosporium species. New(More)
Cultures morphologically similar to F. brevicatenulatum and F. pseudoanthophilum were recovered from millet collected in Kenya. Morphological characterisation showed that the production of pyriform microconidia and chlamydospores, key characters separating these species from each other and from other Fusarium species, was variable in these cultures. Sexual(More)
Cryptosporiopsis eucalypti is a common follicolous pathogen of Eucalyptus species in tropical and temperate regions where these trees are grown in plantations. The taxonomy of C. eucalypti is confused by the fact that it is phylogenetically unrelated to the type species of Cryptosporiopsis (Cryptosporiopsis nigra = C. scutellata, Helotiales). The aim of(More)
Recent revisions in taxonomy have led to significant changes in our understanding of the Fusarium species associated with sorghum worldwide. To reassess the Fusarium species associated with stalk rot of grain sorghum in Australia, a survey was conducted in two different agroclimatic areas in the northern grain belt of eastern Australia (Goondiwindi and(More)
The Gibberella fujikuroi species complex (Fusarium section Liseola and allied taxa) is composed of an increasingly large number of morphological, biological and phylogenetic species. Most of the known species in this group have been isolated from agricultural ecosystems or have been described from a small number of isolates. We sampled Fusarium communities(More)
Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from South Africa: Alanphillipsia aloeicola from Aloe sp., Arxiella dolichandrae from Dolichandra unguiscati, Ganoderma austroafricanum from Jacaranda mimosifolia, Phacidiella podocarpi and Phaeosphaeria podocarpi from Podocarpus latifolius, Phyllosticta mimusopisicola from Mimusops(More)