Soral synapomorphies are significant for the systematics of the Ustilago-Sporisorium-Macalpinomyces complex (Ustilaginaceae)

McTaggart, A. R. and Shivas, R. G. and Geering, A. D W and Callaghan, B. and Vanky, K. and Scharaschkin, T. (2012) Soral synapomorphies are significant for the systematics of the Ustilago-Sporisorium-Macalpinomyces complex (Ustilaginaceae). Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 29. pp. 63-77. ISSN 0031-5850

Abstract

The genera Ustilago, Sporisorium and Macalpinomyces are a polyphyletic complex of plant pathogenic fungi. The four main morphological characters used to define these genera have been considered homoplasious and not useful for resolving the complex. This study re-evaluates character homology and discusses the use of these characters for defining monophyletic groups recovered from a reconstructed phylogeny using four nuclear loci. Generic delimitation of smut fungi based on their hosts is also discussed as a means for identifying genera within this group. Morphological characters and host specificity can be used to circumscribe genera within the Ustilago-Sporisorium-Macalpinomyces complex.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 22:25
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 22:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: Columella; Maximum likelihood; Morphology; Peridium; Smut fungi; Spore balls; Sterile cells; Systematics; Ustilaginales; APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY; METHODS AND TECHNIQUES; Taxonomy and Systematics;
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060704 Plant Pathology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3767/003158512X660562
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31360

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