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The order phyllachorales: Taxonomic review

  • Denise M. W. Silva-Hanlin
  • Richard T. Halin
Review

Abstract

The order Phyllachorales contains ascomycetous fungi of considerable economic importance. The group is represented mostly by foliar parasites which produce perithecia under a clypeus, inside a stroma, or do not produce any stromatic tissue. A major taxonomic problem with this order is the lack of reliable morphological characters that clearly delimit the entire group. The main purpose of this review is to provide a clear picture of the taxonomic relationships of the order Phyllachorales, along with a key to the most important genera in the family Phyllachoraceae.

Key Words

Loculoascomycetes phyllachoraceae phyllachorales taxonomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denise M. W. Silva-Hanlin
    • 1
  • Richard T. Halin
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Federal Rural de PernambucoDEPA/Área de FitossanidadeRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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