4 new Cadophora species associated with decline of woody hosts

The known Cadophora species occur in several habitats such as soil in Mediterranean countries, lakes in Central Europe, decaying wood in the Antarctica, or as plant pathogens. The most prominent diseases in which Cadophora spp. are involved are Petri disease and esca, which occur on young and mature grapevines, respectively.

This study has been performed by the BIOVITIS research group of the ‘Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV)’ in collaboration with the Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food in Canada. Cadophora domestica and C. rotunda were isolated from Prunus domestica in South Africa, C. vivarii Malus domestica in South Africa, and C. vinacea from Vitis vinifera in Canada.

In addition, we sequenced for the first time the genome C. luteo-olivacea, one of the causal agents of Petri disease (GenBank accession number: JALRMC000000000).

Results of this study has been published in Studies in Mycology (1/29 in Mycology; impact factor 25.731):

Q. Chen et al. 2022. Genera of phytopathogenic Fungi. Studies in Mycology 101:417-564