Mycological Progress

, Volume 15, Issue 10–11, pp 1203–1214 | Cite as

Eight novel Bipolaris species identified from John L. Alcorn’s collections at the Queensland Plant Pathology Herbarium (BRIP)

  • Yu Pei TanEmail author
  • Pedro W. Crous
  • Roger G. Shivas
Original Article


Several unidentified specimens of Bipolaris deposited in the Queensland Plant Pathology Herbarium (BRIP) that were previously recognised by Dr. John L. Alcorn as taxonomically interesting were re-examined. The morphology of conidia and conidiophores, as well as phylogenetic inference from the analyses of three loci (ITS, GAPDH and TEF1α) supported the classification of eight novel Bipolaris species, which were originally isolated from leaf spots on grasses (Poaceae).


Helminthosporioid fungi Novel species Taxonomy 



The authors wish to acknowledge Dr. John L. Alcorn (former curator of the BRIP) for his support, as well as his foresight in preserving all the cultures examined in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Pei Tan
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Pedro W. Crous
    • 2
    • 3
  • Roger G. Shivas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture and FisheriesBiosecurity QueenslandDutton ParkAustralia
  2. 2.Microbiology, Department of BiologyUtrecht UniversityUtrechtNetherlands
  3. 3.CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity CentreUtrechtNetherlands

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