Journal of General Plant Pathology (2014) 80, 66-72

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Nobuaki Murata, Takayuki Aoki, Motoaki Kusaba, Yukio Tosa and Izumi Chuma (2014)
Various species of Pyricularia constitute a robust clade distinct from Magnaporthe salvinii and its relatives in Magnaporthaceae
Journal of General Plant Pathology 80 (1), 66-72
Abstract: In a phylogenetic analysis of species of Magnaporthaceae based on nucleotide sequences of rDNA-ITS and the RPB1 gene, isolates of the tested species were divided into two clusters with high bootstrap support. One group was composed of Pyricularia spp.; the other was composed of Magnaporthe salvinii, M. rhizophila, M. poae, Gaeumannomyces graminis, and G. incrustans. On the basis of this result, we concluded that Pyricularia spp. constitute a large but distinct phylogenetic species group that is not congeneric with Magnaporthe salvinii, the type species of Magnaporthe.
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Database assignments for author(s): Yukio Tosa

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
identification/taxonomy


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Pyricularia oryzae Rice (Oryza)
Pyricularia grisea Digitaria (crop)