Studies in Mycology (2010) 66, 15-30

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L. Lombard, P.W. Crous, B.D. Wingfield and M.J. Wingfield (2010)
Multigene phylogeny and mating tests reveal three cryptic species related to Calonectria pauciramosa
Studies in Mycology 66, 15-30
Abstract: Calonectria pauciramosa is a pathogen of numerous plant hosts worldwide. Recent studies have indicated that it included cryptic species, some of which are identified in this study. Isolates from various geographical origins were collected and compared based on morphology, DNA sequence data of the β-tubulin, histone H3 and translation elongation factor-1alpha regions and mating compatibility. Comparisons of the DNA sequence data and mating compatibility revealed three new species. These included Ca. colombiana sp. nov. from Colombia, Ca. polizzii sp. nov. from Italy and Ca. zuluensis sp. nov. from South Africa, all of which had distinguishing morphological features. Based on DNA sequence data, Ca. brasiliensis is also elevated to species level.
Taxonomic novelties: Calonectria brasiliensis (Bat. and Cif.) L. Lombard, M.J. Wingf. and Crous, comb. nov., Calonectria colombiana L. Lombard, Crous and M.J. Wingf., sp. nov., Calonectria polizzii L. Lombard, Crous and M.J. Wingf., sp. nov., Calonectria zuluensis L. Lombard, Crous and M.J. Wingf., sp. nov.
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Database assignments for author(s): Pedro W. Crous, Brenda D. Wingfield, Michael J. Wingfield, Lorenzo Lombard

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Calonectria pauciramosa
Calonectria polizzii Arbutus (genus) Italy
Calonectria polizzii Callistemon (crop) Italy