Identification of phytopathogens from a taxonomic view, an example of Cryphonectriaceae
Ning Jiang, Chengming Tian, Xinlei Fan
Journal Title:Novel Research in Microbiology Journal
Plant diseases cause lots of losses worldwide, and pathogens identification is essential during diseases studies. Traditional identification of phytopathogens mainly relied on host information and pathogen morphological characteristics, which limited the discovery of similar pathogens on the same hosts. Recently, the application of phylogenetics to plant pathology greatly promotes the discovery of larvaceous fungi. For example, novel genera in Cryphonectriaceae were described as phytopathogens continuously in the past two decades.