Sporisorium warambiense sp. nov., a fourth smut fungus on Xerochloa in Australia

Piatek, Marcin and Shivas, Roger G. (2011) Sporisorium warambiense sp. nov., a fourth smut fungus on Xerochloa in Australia. Mycological Progress, 10 (1). pp. 57-60. ISSN 1617-416X

Abstract

Sporisorium warambiense is described and illustrated from the ovaries of Xerochloa laniflora from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The smut fungus is characterized by sori restricted to the ovaries, presence of three simple, stout, narrowing columellae, dark reddish-brown spore balls, dimorphic spores (darker outer spores and lighter inner spores), and the absence of sterile cells. The differences between Sporisorium warambiense and three other smuts that infect Xerochloa (Sporisorium xerofasciculatum, Tilletia xerochloae, and Ustilago xerochloae), as well as comparable Sporisorium species on other grass genera from the tribe Paniceae are discussed. All Xerochloa smuts are endemic to Australia.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 06:57
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 04:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; Basidiomycota; Endemism; Sporisorium; Ustilaginales; APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY; METHODS AND TECHNIQUES; Identification and Characterization; APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY; MICROBIAL METABOLISM AND PHYSIOLOGY; Microbial Physiology; Morphology and ultrastructure;
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: 10.1007/s11557-010-0673-6
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31367

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