Ulocladium capsicuma , a new species identified by morphological and molecular phylogenetic data
Xue F. &. Zhang X. G (2007) Ulocladium capsicuma , a new species identified by morphological and molecular phylogenetic data.
Sydowia 59 (1): 161 - 178.
A new anamorphic fungus was discovered on leaves of Capsicum annuum L. collected in Yunnan of China. Its conidia, conidiophores and colonies resemble the type species of Ulocladium, U. botrytis , and the character that conidia are always in chains is similar to U. chartarum . Both morphological and phylogenetic analyses based upon ITS and gpd (glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase) gene suggest that the fungus is a species of Ulocladium but is distinct from other species in the genus. Thus, the fungus is defined as a new species Ulocladium capsicuma .
Keywords: hyphomycetes, taxonomy, ITS, gpd , molecular phylogeny.