Revision of Entyloma (Entylomatales, Exobasidiomycetes) on Eryngium

Kyrylo G. Savchenko, Lori M. Carris, Lisa A. Castlebury, Vasyl P. Heluta, Solomon P. Wasser, Eviatar Nevo

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The genus Entyloma consists of more than 160 species of smut fungi distributed worldwide on dicots, with Apiaceae being one of the main host families. This study aims to clarify the systematics and phylogeny of Entyloma on Eryngium (Apiaceae) with molecular and morphological data. Eleven species from Eryngium are discussed herein. Four of them are described as new taxa: E. carmeli sp. nov. on Eryngium falcatum, E. eryngii-cretici sp. nov. on Eryngium creticum, E. eryngii-maritimi sp. nov. on Eryngium maritimum and E. ho-chunkii sp. nov. on Eryngium yuccifolium. Analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of rDNA is presented and supports the polyphyly of Entyloma on Eryngium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-810
Number of pages14
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Entylomataceae
  • Host diversity
  • Phytopathogen
  • Smut fungi
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology


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