Genera of phytopathogenic fungi: GOPHY 1

Y. Marin-Felix*, J. Z. Groenewald, L. Cai, Q. Chen, S. Marincowitz, I. Barnes, K. Bensch, U. Braun, E. Camporesi, U. Damm, Z. W. de Beer, A. Dissanayake, J. Edwards, A. Giraldo, M. Hernández-Restrepo, K. D. Hyde, R. S. Jayawardena, L. Lombard, J. Luangsa-ard, A. R. McTaggartA. Y. Rossman, M. Sandoval-Denis, M. Shen, R. G. Shivas, Y. P. Tan, E. J. van der Linde, M. J. Wingfield, A. R. Wood, J. Q. Zhang, Y. Zhang, P. W. Crous

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Genera of Phytopathogenic Fungi (GOPHY) is introduced as a new series of publications in order to provide a stable platform for the taxonomy of phytopathogenic fungi. This first paper focuses on 21 genera of phytopathogenic fungi: Bipolaris, Boeremia, Calonectria, Ceratocystis, Cladosporium, Colletotrichum, Coniella, Curvularia, Monilinia, Neofabraea, Neofusicoccum, Pilidium, Pleiochaeta, Plenodomus, Protostegia, Pseudopyricularia, Puccinia, Saccharata, Thyrostroma, Venturia and Wilsonomyces. For each genus, a morphological description and information about its pathology, distribution, hosts and disease symptoms are provided. In addition, this information is linked to primary and secondary DNA barcodes of the presently accepted species, and relevant literature. Moreover, several novelties are introduced, i.e. new genera, species and combinations, and neo-, lecto- and epitypes designated to provide a stable taxonomy. This first paper includes one new genus, 26 new species, ten new combinations, and four typifications of older names.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-216
Number of pages118
JournalStudies in Mycology
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


  • DNA barcodes
  • Fungal systematics
  • Phytopathogenic fungi
  • Plant pathology
  • Taxonomy
  • Typifications


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