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A new species of Scolecobasidium associated with the sooty blotch and flyspeck complex on banana from China
- Hao, Lu, Chen, Chen, Zhang, Rong, Zhu, Mingqi, Sun, Guangyu, Gleason, Mark L.
- Mycological progress 2013 v.12 no.3 pp. 489-495
- Humicola, Ochroconis, bananas, fungi, hosts, internal transcribed spacers, new combination, new species, ribosomal DNA, sequence analysis, China
- Sooty blotch and flyspeck is caused by a complex of epiphytic fungi on diverse hosts. A fungus morphologically similar to Scolecobasidium humicola was isolated from a banana fruit exhibiting SBFS signs in Hainan, China. ITS and LSU sequences of rDNA corroborated that it was a Scolecobasidium species. The results of LSU rDNA analysis support the interpretation that Ochroconis is synonymous with Scolecobasidium. Five new combinations, S. anomalum, S. calidifluminale, S. gallopavum, S. gamsii, and S. lascauxense, were proposed. A new species, S. musae, was described based on morphological characteristics and sequence comparison with previous species.