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Published: 2015-01-29

New species and record of Zygophiala (Capnodiales, Mycosphaerellaceae) on apple from Montenegro

State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas and College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100, China
State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas and College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100, China
State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas and College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100, China
State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas and College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100, China
Northwest A&F University
University of Montenegro, Biotechnical Faculty, Mihaila Lalica 15, 81 000, Podgorica, Montenegro
University of Montenegro, Biotechnical Faculty, Mihaila Lalica 15, 81 000, Podgorica, Montenegro
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, U.S.A.
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, U.S.A.
State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas and College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100, China
epiphytic fungi flyspeck rRNA SBFS Schizothyrium taxonomy

Abstract

Species of Zygophiala are components of the sooty blotch and flyspeck complex that blemish the cuticle of fruits reducing their economic value. In our study, six strains were isolated from apple fruit collected in orchards in Montenegro. Zygophiala montenegroensis is a newly described species based on its unique morphological characteristics and the analysis of multiple sequences including the internal transcribed spacer of the rDNA, the partial translation elongation factor 1-alpha and the actin genes. Zygophiala cylindrica is described as a new record in Montenegro and Europe.