Vol.90, No.2, 2021, pp.677-686, doi:10.32604/phyton.2021.012897
Natarajania thailandica sp. nov. (Stilbosporaceae, Diaporthales) from Thailand
  • Monika C. Dayarathne1, Rashika S. Brahmanage2, Kevin D. Hyde2,3, Yong Wang1,*
1 Department of Plant Pathology, Agriculture College, Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550025, China
2 Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, 57100, Thailand
3 Inovative Institute of Plant Health, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou, 510225, China
* Corresponding Author: Yong Wang. Email:
Received 17 July 2020; Accepted 10 October 2020; Issue published 07 February 2021
A fungus similar to the monotypic genus Natarajania, isolated from dead wood and collected in Thailand, is reported. Analysis of partial ribosomal LSU and a protein coding gene (RPB2) demonstrated that the new isolate belonged to Stilbosporaceae, Diaporthales and genetically different from N. indica. It is unique in producing synnematous conidiophores, smooth-walled conidiogenous cells and a flared collarette but lacks an elongated collar-canal which is distinct in the type species. Therefore, sequence data and morphological traits are used to introduce the new species, Natarajania thailandica.
Fungi; hyphomycete; one new species; saprobes; taxonomy
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Dayarathne, M. C., Brahmanage, R. S., Hyde, K. D., Wang, Y. (2021). Natarajania thailandica sp. nov. (Stilbosporaceae, Diaporthales) from Thailand. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 90(2), 677–686.
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