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Delimiting Cladosporium from morphologically similar genera

Crous, P.W. and Braun, U. and Schubert, K. and Groenewald J.Z., (2007) Delimiting Cladosporium from morphologically similar genera. Studies in Mycology, 58(1), 33-56. DOI: 10.3114/sim.2007.58.02.



The genus Cladosporium is restricted to dematiaceous hyphomycetes with a coronate scar type, and Davidiella teleomorphs. In the present study numerous cladosporium-like taxa are treated, and allocated to different genera based on their morphology and DNA phylogeny derived from the LSU nrRNA gene. Several species are introduced in new genera such as Hyalodendriella, Ochrocladosporium, Rachicladosporium, Rhizocladosporium, Toxicocladosporium and Verrucocladosporium. A further new taxon is described in Devriesia (Teratosphaeriaceae). Furthermore, Cladosporium castellanii, the etiological agent of tinea nigra in humans, is confirmed as synonym of Stenella araguata, while the type species of Stenella is shown to be linked to the Teratosphaeriaceae (Capnodiales), and not the Mycosphaerellaceae as formerly presumed.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:DOI: 10.3114/sim.2007.58.02
Institutes:Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS)
ID Code:3827
Deposited On:13 Feb 2009 17:14
Last Modified:13 Oct 2010 22:35

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