Didymosphaeriaceae

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Didymosphaeriaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Didymosphaeriaceae
Munk (1953)[1]
Type genus
Didymosphaeria
Fuckel (1870)
Genera

Appendispora
Didymosphaeria
Phaeodothis
Roussoëlla
Verruculina

The Didymosphaeriaceae are a family of fungi in the order Pleosporales. Taxa have a cosmopolitan distribution, and are saprobic in both woody and herbaceous plants. Some species are parasitic on other fungi.[2] The validity of the family as a distinct taxonomic unit has been questioned in a recent (2014) publication that suggests that the genera Appendispora, Phaeodothis, Roussoella, and Verruculina should be moved into other families.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Munk A. (1953). "The system of the Pyrenomycetes". Dansk botanisk Arkiv. 15 (2): 128. 
  2. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. ISBN 0-85199-827-5. 
  3. ^ Ariyawansa HA, Camporesi E, Thambugala KM, Mapook A, Kang J-C, Alias SA, Chukeatirote EC, Thines M, McKenzie EH, Hyde KD (2014). "Confusion surrounding Didymosphaeria—phylogenetic and morphological evidence suggest Didymosphaeriaceae is not a distinct family". Phytoaxa. 176 (1): 102–119. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.176.1.12.  open access publication – free to read