Cryptic diversity in Tranzscheliella spp. (Ustilaginales) is driven by host switches

Li, Ying-Ming and Shivas, Roger G. ORCID: and Cai, Lei (2017) Cryptic diversity in Tranzscheliella spp. (Ustilaginales) is driven by host switches. Scientific Reports, 7.

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Species of Tranzscheliella have been reported as pathogens of more than 30 genera of grasses (Poaceae). In this study, a combined morphological and molecular phylogenetic approach was used to examine 33 specimens provisionally identified as belonging to the T. hypodytes species complex. The phylogenetic analysis resolved several well-supported clades that corresponded to known and novel species of Tranzscheliella. Four new species are described and illustrated. In addition, a new combination in Tranzscheliella is proposed for Sorosporium reverdattoanum. Cophylogenetic analyses assessed by distance-based and event-cost based methods, indicated host switches are likely the prominent force driving speciation in Tranzscheliella.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available under Open Access.
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 03:57
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 01:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: cladistics; human tissue; new species; nonhuman; phylogeny; Ustilaginales; species differentiation
Fields of Research (2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060704 Plant Pathology
Fields of Research (2020): 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3108 Plant biology > 310805 Plant pathology
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