A monographic revision of the hyphomycete genus Cladosporium s. lat. (Cladosporiaceae, Capnodiales) is presented. It includes a detailed historic overview of Cladosporium and allied genera, with notes on their phylogeny, systematics and ecology.
True species of Cladosporium s. str. (anamorphs of Davidiella), are characterised by having coronate conidiogenous loci and conidial hila, i.e., with a convex central dome surrounded by a raised periclinal rim. Recognised species are treated and illustrated with line drawings and photomicrographs (light as well as scanning electron microscopy). Species known from culture are described in vivo as well as in vitro on standardised media and under controlled conditions. Details on host range/substrates and the geographic distribution are given based on published accounts, and a re-examination of numerous herbarium specimens.
Various keys are provided to support the identification of Cladosporium species in vivo and in vitro. Morphological datasets are supplemented by DNA barcodes (nuclear ribosomal RNA gene operon, including the internal transcribed spacer regions ITS1 and ITS2, the 5.8S nrDNA, as well as partial actin and translation elongation factor 1-a gene sequences) diagnostic for individual species.
In total 993 names assigned to Cladosporium s. lat., including Heterosporium (854 in Cladosporium and 139 in Heterosporium), are treated, of which 169 are recognized in Cladosporium s. str. The other taxa are doubtful, insufficiently known or have been excluded from Cladosporium in its current circumscription and re-allocated to other genera by the authors of this monograph or previous authors.
Studies in Mycology No. 72: The genus Cladosporium
Generic concept and circumscription of Cladosporium based on morphology and phylogenetic data
Generic concept and circumscription of Cladosporium s. str.
Generic concept of the teleomorph, Davidiella
Morphotaxonomy of Cladosporium s. str.
Morphology in vivo and in vitro
Biology, ecology and distribution
Materials and methods
Isolates and herbarium specimens
DNA isolation, amplification and sequence analysis
Light microscopy (LM) Low-temperature scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Key to Cladosporium and morphologically similar genera
Key to saprobic Cladosporium species
Key to saprobic Cladosporium species in vivo and in vitro
Key to species in the C. cladosporioides complex (in vitro)
Key to biotrophic and common saprobic, foliicolous Cladosporium species in vivo based on morphology and ecology
Tabular key to biotrophic Cladosporium species based on host families and genera
Key to fungicolous and lichenicolous Cladosporium species in vivo based on morphology and ecology
Tabular key to fungicolous and lichenicolous Cladosporium species based on hosts
Cladosporium on aphids
Alphabetical descriptive list of true Cladosporium species
Excluded taxa of Cladosporium s. str.
Uncertain and doubtful species of Cladosporium s. lat.
Index to fungal names
Index to hosts and substrates
“…nicely illustrated, with more than 100 colour plates, numerous line drawings, and scanning electron micrographs which are very useful for the readers. There are also acknowledgements, a list of references, index to fungal names and index to hosts and substrates which show how this monographic volume is beautifully laid out and therefore is an ideal book for plant pathologists and fanciers and to professionals in the microfungi field. Should be available in all and university libraries, and any research laboratory dealing with plant pathology or mycology.”
Publish Date: 2012
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
Publication Weight: 4 lbs
By K. Bensch, U. Braun, J. Z. Groenewald, and P. W. Crous