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Douanla-Meli, Clovis & Ewald Langer. Pestalotiopsis theae (Ascomycota, Amphisphaeriaceae) on seeds of Diospyros crassiflora (Ebenaceae). Mycotaxon 107: 441–448. 2009.

ABSTRACT: Among fungal isolates from seeds of Diospyros crassiflora, one showed cultural and microscopic features of Pestalotiopsis species. DNA-sequence comparison and phylogenetic analyses using nucleotide sequences of internal transcribed spacer (ITS1-5.8S-ITS2) and the portion of nuclear large subunit (nuc-LSU) rDNA identified it as Pestalotiopsis theae. This finding indicated that Pestalotiopsis theae, a common pathogen that is often an endophyte or saprobe, may also be seminicolous.

KEYWORDS: acervuli, conidia, ribosomal RNA, seminicolous fungi

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