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The Colletotrichum acutatum species complex
Multilocus molecular phylogenetic analysis of 331 strains previously identified as C. acutatum and other related taxa, including strains from numerous hosts with wide geographic distributions, confirmed the molecular groups previously recognised and identified a series of novel taxa.
Colletotrichum – current status and future directions
A review is provided of the current state of understanding of Colletotrichum systematics, focusing on species-level data and the major clades. The taxonomic placement of the genus is discussed, and
Colletotrichum species with curved conidia from herbaceous hosts
A multilocus molecular phylogenetic analysis of 97 isolates of C. Dematium and other Colletotrichum species with curved conidia from herbaceous hosts resulted in 20 clades, with 12 clades containing strains that had previously been identified as C. dematium.
The typification of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
The anamorphic species Colletotrichum gloeosporioides has never been adequately typified according to modern nomenclatural practice, resulting in uncertainty as to application of the named, so it has been re-sequenced to confirm the true base-pair structure.
The Colletotrichum boninense species complex
Seven of the new species are only known from New Zealand, perhaps reflecting a sampling bias, and the new combination C. phyllanthi was made, and C. dracaenae Petch was epitypified and the name replaced with C. petchii.
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides s.l. associated with Theobroma cacao and other plants in Panamá: multilocus phylogenies distinguish host-associated pathogens from asymptomatic endophytes
Two new species are formally described, C. tropicale and C. ignotum, that are frequent asymptomatic associates of cacao and other Neotropical plant species, and epitypify C. theobromicola, which is associated with foliar and fruit anthracnose lesions of cacoe and other plant hosts.
Steps towards sustainable harvest of Ophiocordyceps sinensis in Bhutan
The fungus and its insect hosts are introduced, some of the biological and social constraints to achieving sustainability are documents, and measures put in place by the Royal Government of Bhutan to promote wise management of this valuable natural resource are detailed.