Sphaerulina (genus)

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Sphaerulina Saccardo 1878

The fungi of this genus cause leaf spot and canker symptoms. They are closely related to those of the genus Septoria. Both genera are defined by their genetic structure, e.g. the sequences of the 28S nuclear ribosomal RNA and RPB2 genes. For taxonomic descriptions of both genera and their species see Quaedvlieg et al., 2013 as well as Verkley et al., 2013.

Type species: Sphaerulina myriadea

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: