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The phylogenetic relationships among 44 isolates representing 16 species of Stemphylium were inferred from ITS and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (gpd) sequence data. The results generally agree with morphological species concepts. There was strong support for monophyly of the genus Stemphylium. Analysis of the gpd fragment in particular was(More)
Mango (Mangifera indica) is a major tropical fruit species cultivated in Brazil. The objective of this study was to identify species of Lasiodiplodia associated with dieback and stem-end rot of mango in the semi-arid region of Northeastern Brazil, and compare the species in relation to mycelial growth, pathogenicity and virulence. A total of 120 isolates of(More)
Members of the Botryosphaeriaceae are well known fungi associated with dieback, canker and fruit rot on various hosts worldwide, including mango. The aim of this study was identify a large collection of Botryosphaeriaceae species associated with dieback and stem-end rot of mango in the semi-arid region of Northeastern Brazil, and compare the species in(More)
Two new genera, Neophaeosphaeria and Phaeosphaeriopsis, are described to accommodate species of Paraphaeosphaeria that are not congeneric based on morphological characters and results of 18S rDNA sequence analyses. Paraphaeosphaeria s. str. is restricted to species with two-septate ascospores and anamorphs that produce non-septate, smooth, pale brown(More)
Colletotrichum species are the most important and widespread form of decay affecting mango fruit worldwide. In this study, Colletotrichum species associated with fruit anthracnose isolated from mango in northeastern Brazil were subject to molecular and morphological analyses. The partial sequences of the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene of 143(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine the phylogenetic relationships of species of Leptosphaeria and Phaeosphaeria and evaluate the phylogenetic significance of morphological characters of the teleomorph, anamorph, and host. Sequences of the entire ITS region, including the 5.8S rDNA, of 59 isolates representing 54 species were analyzed and the(More)
This study aims to identify and characterize species of Lasiodiplodia associated with stem-end rot of papaya in six different populations in the Northeast of Brazil. Fungal identifications were made using a combination of morphology together with a phylogenetic analysis based on partial translation elongation factor 1-α sequence (EF-1α) and internal(More)
Endophytic species of Colletotrichum associated with Mangifera indica (mango) are poorly understood. In this study, Colletotrichum species were isolated from mango in Pernambuco State, Brazil. There were significant differences in isolation frequencies of Colletotrichum species among sites and plant tissues. Mature leaf blades were colonized by most(More)
Anthracnose, caused by various species of Colletotrichum, is the most common disease affecting mango trees in northeastern Brazil. This disease limits production and drastically reduces fruit quality, which directly affects the export of the fruit. In this study, we investigated the virulence of five species of Colletotrichum prevalent in the orchards of(More)
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