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Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Ecology of Bark-Inhabiting and Tree-Pathogenic Fungi in the Cryphonectriaceae

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By: Marieka Gryzenhout(Author), Brenda D Wingfield(Author), Michael John Wingfield(Author)

136 pages, 14 colour & 38 b/w illustrations

American Phytopathological Society

Paperback | May 2009 | #179469 | ISBN-13: 9780890543672
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About this book

Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Ecology of Bark-Inhabiting and Tree-Pathogenic Fungi in the Cryphonectriaceae aid in the identification and study of fungi in the Cryphonectriaceae. Numerous studies revising the taxonomy of Cryphonectria or reporting on new hosts of these fungi have been published during the course of the past decade. The aim of this book is to draw together all recent and relevant information relating to the Cryphonectriaceae in one volume. This will considerably enhance the ability of plant pathologists, mycologists, and forest scientists to identify the important fungi residing in this Cryphonectriaceae family. The DNA database, keys, and descriptions for all Cryphonectria species and related taxa will also enhance the ability of those involved in quarantine regulations to recognize these fungi and help to reduce the chance of their accidental introduction into new areas.

" [...] this very clear book should act as an important and useful reference for many plant pathologists and arborists throughout the world for some time to come."
Microbiology Today

" [...] provides plenty of information on taxonomy and ecology of the members of the Cryphonectriaceae family [...] will be very useful to mycologists and phytopathologists especially those working in tropic and subtropics countries."
Czech Mycology

" [...] contains valuable information provided by good descriptions and illustrations as photographs and drawings. Many mycologists will find it useful and illuminating. The scope of literature used in the study is impressive and the quality of book design is excellent."

"Without any question this book will be greatly welcomed by plant pathologists and should be present in all libraries concerned with forestry, dendrology, and plant protection."
Journal of Plant Protection Research

" [...] a nice identification manual and general knowledge source for this important group of fungal pathogens [...] provides a compact but comprehensive reference and identification manual for pathologists, quarantine personnel and taxonomists to this economically important fungal family. Written by the unquestioned experts in the field, its publication will be widely welcomed."
– P. F. Cannon



History of the Cryphonectriaceae and Its Members
Early taxonomic history of Cryphonectria and Endothia
Typification of Cryphonectria
Newly Described Species and Genera
Description of a New Family
Anamorph States

Diseases and Ecology
Chestnut Blight
Chrysoporthe Canker of Eucalyptus
Canker of Eucalyptus Caused by Holocryphia eucalypti
Canker Caused by Microthia havanensis
Die-Back Caused by Aurapex penicillata
Cryphonectria gyrosa Stem Canker
Cankers on Eucalyptus Caused by Cryphonectria spp.
Celoporthe Canker
Canker of Terminalia Caused by Rostraureum tropicale
Root Cankers on Elaeocarpus
Endothia Canker or Pin Oak Blight

Pathogen Identification

Working with the Cryphonectriaceae
Isolates and Specimens
Phylogenetic Circumscription Through DNA Sequence Comparisons

Identification of Genera and Species
Morphological Characteristics and Terminology
Identification Through Phylogenetic Analyses

Dichotomous Key to Genera

Synoptic Key to Genera

Cryphonectria parasitica
Cryphonectria radicalis
Cryphonectria decipiens
Cryphonectria japonica
Cryphonectria macrospora
Microthia havanensis
Microthia coccolobae
Endothia gyrosa
Endothia singularis
Holocryphia eucalypti

Dichotomous Key to Rostraureum Species
Ampilogia gyrosa
Amphilogia major

Dichotomous Key to Rostraureum Species
Rostraureum tropicale
Rostraureum longirostre
Ursicolum fallax
Aurapex penicillata

Dichotomous Key to Chrysoporthe Species
Synoptic Key to Chrysoporthe Species
Chrysoporthe cubensis
Chrysoporthe austroafricana
Chrysoporthe doradensis
Chrysoporthe inopina
Chrysoporthella hodgesiana
Celoporthe dispersa

Species Excluded or of Questionable Validity
Excluded Species
Endothia viriistroma
Cryphonectria variicolor
Cryphonectria abscondita
Endothia nitschkei

Species of Questionable Validity

Literature Cited
Appendix I: Abbreviations
Appendix II: Figures
Appendix III: Host-Fungus Tables

Fungal Names Index
Host Names Index

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