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Taxonomic Manual of the Erysiphales (Powdery Mildews)
Taxonomic Manual of the Erysiphales (Powdery Mildews)
"...nicely laid out manual deals with the taxonomy of the Erysiphales worldwide, and provides an up-to-date basis for the identification of taxa, as well as comprehensive supplementary information on their biology, morphology, distribution and host range."
—Fungal Diversity

This Erysiphales manual provides an up-to-date basis for the worldwide identification of taxa, as well as comprehensive supplementary information on their biology, morphology, distribution, and host range.

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The “Taxonomic Manual of the Erysiphales (Powdery Mildews)” is a fully revised, expanded new version of Uwe Braun’s former monograph from 1987, which is out of print. The present book covers the taxonomy of all powdery mildew fungi. New chapters have been prepared for phylogenetic relationships, conidial germination, conidia as viewed by Scanning Electron Microscopy, fossil powdery mildews, and holomorph classification. The treatment of the Erysiphales, its tribes and genera are based on recent molecular phylogenetic classifications.

A key to the genera (and sections), based on teleomorph and anamorph characters is provided, supplemented by a key solely using anamorph features. Keys to the species are to be found under the particular genera. A special tabular key to species based on host families and genera completes the tools for identification of powdery mildew taxa. In total, 873 powdery mildew species are described and illustrated in 853 figures (plates). The following data are given for the particular species and subspecific taxa: bibliographic data, synonyms, references to descriptions and illustrations in literature, full descriptions, type details, host range, distribution and notes. A further 236 taxonomic novelties are introduced, comprising the new genus Takamatsuella, 55 new species, four new varieties, six new names and 170 new combinations. A list of excluded and doubtful taxa with notes and their current status is attached, followed by a list of references and a glossary.

This manual deals with the taxonomy of the Erysiphales worldwide, and provides an up-to-date basis for the identification of taxa, as well as comprehensive supplementary information on their biology, morphology, distribution and host range. This monograph is aimed at biologists, mycologists and phytopathologists that encounter or study powdery mildew diseases.

Taxonomic Manual of the Erysiphales (Powdery Mildews)


Preface
Introduction


Position of the powdery mildews in the fungal system

History of the taxonomy of the Erysiphales

Classification of Erysiphaceae after Braun (1987a, 1995)

Proposed revised classification of the holomorph genera

Summary of revised classification

Subgeneric divisions (sections) within holomorphs
Revisions of species


Phylogeny

Fossil powdery mildews

Disease symptoms
Hyperparasites of powdery mildews


Characters of value for the taxonomy of powdery mildews

Anamorphs
Mycelium
Appressoria on the mycelium
Haustoria
Conidiophores
Conidia

Fibrosin bodies

Conidial germination

Categorisation of conidial germination types

Descriptions of conidial germination types

Importance of conidial germination patterns in identification
Standardisation of germination tests

Conidia as viewed by SEM
Classification of anamorph taxa

Summary of holomorph classification, conidial germination and SEM data


Teleomorphs

Chasmothecium development
Chasmothecium development based on TEM examination
Anatomy
Appendages
Asci and ascospores
The genera


Species identification

Extent of present knowledge and gaps to be filled

The keys

Key to the genera (and sections) based on teleomorph and anamorph data
Key to the genera (and sections) just based on anamorphs
Keys to the species based on host families


The descriptions

Erysiphales, Erysiphaceae

Parauncinula
Caespitotheca

Tribe Blumerieae, Blumeria
Tribe Cystotheceae

Subtribe Cystothecinae
Cystotheca
Podosphaera
Subtribe Sawadaeinae
Sawadaea
Takamatsuella

Tribe Phyllactinieae

Leveillula
Oidiopsis (Leveillula anamorphs)
Phyllactinia
Pleochaeta
Queirozia
Ovulariopsis (Phyllactinia
and Pleochaeta anamorphs)

Tribe Golovinomyceteae

Subtribe Golovinomycetinae
Golovinomyces
Subtribe Neoerysiphinae
Neoërysiphe
Subtribe Arthrocladiellinae, Arthrocladiella

Tribe Erysipheae

Erysiphe
Erysiphe sect. Erysiphe
Erysiphe
sect. Californiomyces
Erysiphe
sect. Microsphaera
Erysiphe
sect. Typhulochaeta
Erysiphe
sect. Uncinula
Pseudoidium (Erysiphe
anamorphs)

Brasiliomyces
Microidium

Anamorphic powdery mildews (Oidium) of unclear generic affinity
Excluded, doubtful and insuffiently known taxa


References
Index
Index of host genera
Index of scientific fungal names
Glossary

“…nicely laid out manual deals with the taxonomy of the Erysiphales worldwide, and provides an up-to-date basis for the identification of taxa, as well as comprehensive supplementary information on their biology, morphology, distribution and host range. Should be available in all university libraries and any research laboratory dealing with plant pathology or mycology.”
—Fungal Diversity

Publish Date: 2012
Format: 8.5" x 11" hardcover
Pages: 707
Images: 860 images
Publication Weight: 6 lbs

By Uwe Braun and Roger T.A. Cook

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