Volume 8 - Issue 2 (SI Botryosphaeriales)

Article Number 1

Special issue – Towards a better understanding of Botryosphaeriales


AJL Phillips

Received 07 February 2017
Accepted 08 February 2017
Published Online 08 February 2017
Corresponding Author Alan Philips – alan.jl.phillips@gmail.com
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Article Number 2

Botryosphaeria rosaceae sp. nov. and B. ramosa, new botryosphaeriaceous taxa from China


Zhou YP, Zhang M, Dou ZhP, Zhang Y

Received 21 December 2016
Accepted 29 December 2016
Published Online 17 February 2017
Corresponding Author Ying Zhang – yinghku@gmail.com

A new species of Botryosphaeria (B. rosaceae) is described and illustrated from Rosaceae in China. Phylogenetic analysis based on combined ITS, LSU, tef1-α and TUB loci supported its separation from another species of Botryosphaeria. Morphologically, B. rosaceae was comparable with B. sinensia, but the smaller and slenderer ascospores and conidia as well as the broader host spectrum of B. sinensia differentiate it from B. rosaceae. In addition, Botryosphaeria ramosa was found associated with an Acacia species in this study, which is a new host and first report in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Keywords Asia – Multilocus phylogeny – Rosaceae – Taxonomy
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