An overview of problems in the classification of Plant-parasitic Clavicipataceae

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Abstract

The current status of the taxonomy of the plant-infecting Clavicipitaceae is evaluated. Particular emphasis is placed on current problems in classification, including the paraphyletic relationship of the Clavicipitales with the Hypocreales and the definition of the genera Balansia, Claviceps, Epichloë, Neotyphodium, Parepichloë, and Ustilaginoidea. The use of a phylogenetic approach is advocated to assist in the definition of genera. The morphological and ecological criteria employed to define species among the plant-infecting Clavicipitaceae are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-105
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in Mycology
Volume2000
Issue number45
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

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Clavicipitaceae
Hypocreales
parasitic plants
Neotyphodium
Ustilaginoidea
Balansia
Claviceps
taxonomy
plant taxonomy
phylogeny

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

Keywords

  • 18S rDNA
  • Balansia
  • Claviceps
  • Endophytes
  • Epichloë
  • Hypocreales
  • ITS rDNA
  • Neotyphodium
  • Parepichloë
  • Ustilaginoidea

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