Mycosphaerella podagrariae-a necrotrophic phytopathogen forming a special cellular interaction with its host Aegopodium podagraria

U.K. Simon, J.Z. Groenewald, Y.D. Stierhof, P.W. Crous, R. Bauer

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    Abstract

    We present a new kind of cellular interaction found between Mycosphaerella podagrariae and Aegopodium podagraria, which is remarkably different to the interaction type of the obligate biotrophic fungus Cymadothea trifolii, another member of the Mycosphaerellaceae (Capnodiales, Dothideomycetes, Ascomycota) which we have described earlier. Observations are based on both conventional and cryofixed material and show that some features of this particular interaction are better discernable after chemical fixation. We were also able to generate sequences for nuclear ribosomal DNA (complete SSU, 5.8 S and flanking ITS-regions, D1-D3 region of the LSU) confirming the position of M. podagrariae within Mycosphaerellaceae.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-56
    JournalMycological Progress
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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