New species and new records of Meliolaceae from Panama

  title={New species and new records of Meliolaceae from Panama},
  author={D{\'e}lfida Rodr{\'i}guez Justavino and Roland Kirschner and Meike Piepenbring},
  journal={Fungal Diversity},
Three new species of Meliolaceae, Appendiculella monsterae on Monstera deliciosa (Araceae), Asteridiella nitidae on Buddleja nitida (Scrophulariaceae), and Irenopsis chrysophylli on Chrysophyllum sp. (Sapotaceae), are described based on material collected in Panama. Eighteen species of Meliolaceae are reported for the first time for Panama, which include four first records for the Americas, viz. Ast. formosensis, Meliola indica, and M. pisoniae, previously known only from Asia, and M… 


The order Meliolales comprises the families Armatellaceae and Meliolaceae. These are black mildews that grow on the surface of host plants, often regarded as minor plant pathogens. In this study,

Hyperparasitic Fungi on Black Mildews (Meliolales, Ascomycota): Hidden Fungal Diversity in the Tropics

In order to better understand the diversity, evolution and biology of hyperparasitic fungi, it is necessary to increase sampling efforts and to undertake further morphological, molecular, and ecological studies.

What is a species in fungal plant pathogens?

What a fungal species is and how identification of species in plant pathology has changed over the past decades are discussed and the importance of correctly naming and identifying a species is addressed in the context of recent introductions.

One stop shop IV: taxonomic update with molecular phylogeny for important phytopathogenic genera: 76–100 (2020)

This paper focuses on one family: Erysiphaceae and 24 phytopathogenic genera: Armillaria, Barriopsis, Cercospora, Cladosporium, Clinoconidium, Colletotrichum, Cylindrocladiella, Dothidotthia, Fomitopsis, Ganoderma, Golovinomyces, Heterobasidium, Meliola, Mucor and Wojnowiciella.

Unravelling evolutionary relationships between epifoliar Meliolaceae and angiosperms

It is hypothesize that the evolutionary history of epifoliar fungi can be divided into three major periods: origins of families, formations of genera, and diversification of species.

One stop shop II: taxonomic update with molecular phylogeny for important phytopathogenic genera: 26–50 (2019)

This paper is the second in a series focused on providing a stable platform for the taxonomy of phytopathogenic fungi. It focuses on 25 phytopathogenic genera: Alternaria, Bipolaris, Boeremia,

Simplified and efficient DNA extraction protocol for Meliolaceae specimens

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Fungal diversity notes 603–708: taxonomic and phylogenetic notes on genera and species

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Notes for genera: Ascomycota

This work is intended to provide the foundation for updating the ascomycete component of the “Without prejudice list of generic names of Fungi” published in 2013, which will be developed into a list of protected generic names.

New Meliolaceae from the Brazilian Atlantic forest 1. Species on hosts in the families Asteraceae, Burseraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae and Sapindaceae

Five new species, two new varieties and three newly reported taxa belonging to the Meliolaceae were collected in fragments of Atlantic forest from Minas Gerais, Brazil, in association with native

Independent terrestrial origins of the Halosphaeriales (marine Ascomycota).

An initial set of phylogenetic analyses of the SSU rDNA from 38 taxa representing 15 major orders of the phylum Ascomycota confirmed a close phylogenetic relationship of the halosphaerialean species with several other orders of perithecial ascomYcetes.

Iconographia Meliolinearum

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Inventoring the fungi of Panama

Values of relative species richness of different systematic groups in Panama compared to values of the same groups as known worldwide, show that knowledge is fragmentary in Panama especially for Agaricales, Uredinales, and some groups of microfungi.

The Meliolineae : a monograph

Analysis of 81 genes from 64 plastid genomes resolves relationships in angiosperms and identifies genome-scale evolutionary patterns

Phylogenetic trees from multiple methods provide strong support for the position of Amborella as the earliest diverging lineage of flowering plants, followed by Nymphaeales and Austrobaileyales, and the plastid genome trees also provide strongSupport for a sister relationship between eudicots and monocots, and this group is sister to a clade that includes Chloranthales and magnoliids.

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Species richness in different groups of microfungi causing disease symptoms on above-ground plant organs is analyzed based on checklists and databases of five tropical regions in the Americas and two


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