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Molecular and Morphological Assessment of Septoria Species Associated with Ornamental Plants in Yunnan Province, China

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Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China
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Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
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Faculdade de Ciências, Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI), Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
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Institute of Plant Health, Zhongkai, University of Agriculture and Engineering, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510225, China
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J. Fungi 2021, 7(6), 483; https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7060483
Received: 5 April 2021 / Revised: 2 June 2021 / Accepted: 5 June 2021 / Published: 16 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Fungal Evolution, Biodiversity and Systematics)
The Karst landform is the main geographic characteristic in South China. Such areas are rich in vegetation and especially suitable for growth of shrubs and herbaceous plants. In this study, 11 Septoria strains were obtained from different plants’ leaves collected in the Kunming Botanical Garden, Yunnan Province, China. Based on single-gene and multi-gene analyses of five gene loci (tef1, rpb2, tub2, ITS, and LSU) and four gene regions (without LSU), these strains were found to belong to three independent phylogenetic lineages representing five species, including four novel taxa, and one new record for China. Five single gene trees were also provided to evaluate the effectiveness of each gene for discriminating the species, as a result of which tub2 was found to have the most suitable DNA barcode for rapid identification. Morphological descriptions, illustrations, and comparisons are provided for a more comprehensive assessment. Genealogical Concordance Phylogenetic Species Recognition (GCPSR) with a pairwise homoplasy index (PHI) test was used to evaluate the conclusions of the phylogenetic analyses. View Full-Text
Keywords: GCPSR; molecular assessment; new taxa; Septoria GCPSR; molecular assessment; new taxa; Septoria
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An, Y.-Y.; Dayarathne, M.C.; Zeng, X.-Y.; Phillips, A.J.L.; Hyde, K.D.; Wang, Y. Molecular and Morphological Assessment of Septoria Species Associated with Ornamental Plants in Yunnan Province, China. J. Fungi 2021, 7, 483. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7060483

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An Y-Y, Dayarathne MC, Zeng X-Y, Phillips AJL, Hyde KD, Wang Y. Molecular and Morphological Assessment of Septoria Species Associated with Ornamental Plants in Yunnan Province, China. Journal of Fungi. 2021; 7(6):483. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7060483

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An, Yuan-Yan, Monika C. Dayarathne, Xiang-Yu Zeng, Alan J.L. Phillips, Kevin D. Hyde, and Yong Wang. 2021. "Molecular and Morphological Assessment of Septoria Species Associated with Ornamental Plants in Yunnan Province, China" Journal of Fungi 7, no. 6: 483. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7060483

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