Australian New Crops Info 2016
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Kirschsteiniothelia aethiops



This species name was not found in The Plant List


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Kirschsteiniothelia Lichen



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kirschsteiniothelia aethiops: 16]



Popularity of Kirschsteiniothelia aethiops over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kirschsteiniothelia aethiops (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Kirschsteiniothelia aethiops as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

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[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 65]


fungi (3), asci (2), ascospores (2), descriptions (2), fungal anatomy (2), hyphae (2), Kirschsteiniothelia aethiops (2), plant taxonomy (2), Systematics (2), 18S rDNA (1), 18S rRNA-based oligonucleotide microarray (1), 26S rDNA (1), Amphisphaeria hainanensis (1), Anamorphs (1), Arecophila serrulata (1), Ascomycetes (1), Ascomycètes (1), Ascomycota (1), Astrophaeriella stellata (1), China (1), corticole (1), corticolous (1), Dendryphiopsis (1), Didymosphaeria futilis (1), Didymosphaeria schizostachyi (1), Eurotiales (1), geographical distribution (1), Herbarium Mycologicum Instituti Microbiologici Academiae (1), Hong Kong (1), identification (1), Kirschsteiniella (1), Kirschsteiniothelia (1), Kirschsteiniothelia populi (1), Kirschsteiniothelia reticulata (1), Kirschsteiniothelia smilacis (1), Leptosphaerulina trifolii (1), Loculoascomycetes (1), Lojkania decorticata (1), Molecular phylogenetics (1), Montagnula palmacea (1), new combination (1), new species (1), Phaeodothis hainanensis (1), Phaeodothis ribesiella (1), Phaeodothis winteri (1), Phylogenentics (1), Pleosporaceae (1), Pleosporales (1), Pyrenomycetes (1), Sinicae (1), Taiwan (1), taxonomic keys (1), Taxonomy (1), Trematosphaeria insularis (1), type collections (1)


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Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


cane/bamboo (60.83), sweetener (24.83), hemiparasite (5.19), timber (2.49), medicinal (0.91), fruit (0.66), poison (0.66), weed (0.50), ornamental (0.42), starch (0.30)…..


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Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]


Ertz D, Heuchert B, Braun U, Freebury CE, Common RS and Diederich P (2016) Contribution to the phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Taeniolella, with a focus on lichenicolous taxa. Fungal Biology 120, 1416-1447.

Boonmee S, Ko TWK, et al. (2012) Two new Kirschsteiniothelia species with Dendryphiopsis anamorphs cluster in Kirschsteiniotheliaceae fam. nov. Mycologia 104, 698-714.

Packham JR, Thomas PA, Atkinson MD and Degen T (2012) Biological Flora of the British Isles: Fagus sylvatica. Journal of Ecology 100, 1557-1608.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Kirschsteiniothelia aethiops: 16; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Boonmee S, Ko TWK, et al. (2012) Two new Kirschsteiniothelia species with Dendryphiopsis anamorphs cluster in Kirschsteiniotheliaceae fam. nov. Mycologia 104, 698-714.

Hong JW, Park JY, Fomina M and Gadd GM (2010) Development and optimization of an 18S rRNA-based oligonucleotide microarray for the fungal order Eurotiales. Journal of Applied Microbiology 108, 985-997.

Jaklitsch WM (2009) European species of Hypocrea Part I. The green-spored species. Stud Mycol 63, 1-91.

Nelsen MP, Lucking R, Grube M, Mbatchou JS, Muggia L, Plata ER and Lumbsch HT (2009) Unravelling the phylogenetic relationships of lichenised fungi in Dothideomyceta. Stud Mycol 64, 135-1444.

Ruibal C, Gueidan C, et al. (2009) Phylogeny of rock-inhabiting fungi related to Dothideomycetes. Stud Mycol 64, 123-1337.

Shearer CA, Raja HA, Miller AN, Nelson P, Tanaka K, Hirayama K, Marvanova L, Hyde KD and Zhang Y (2009) The molecular phylogeny of freshwater Dothideomycetes. Stud Mycol 64, 145-1534.

Mathiassen G and Halvorsen Økland R (2007) Relative importance of host tree species and environmental gradients for epiphytic species composition, exemplified by pyrenomycetes s. lat. (Ascomycota) on Salix in central north Scandinavia. Ecography 30, 251-263.

Wang YZ and He WH (2007) Notes on Amphisphaeria-like species in HMAS, with a new combination: Phaeodothis hainanensis (Pleosporales). Mycotaxon., 100.

Chen CY, Wang CL and Huang JW (2006) Two new species of Kirschsteiniothelia from Taiwan. Mycotaxon., 98.

Kodsueb R, Dhanasekaran V, Aptroot A, Lumyong S, McKenzie EHC, Hyde KD and Jeewon R (2006) The family Pleosporaceae: intergeneric relationships and phylogenetic perspectives based on sequence analyses of partial 28S rDNA. Mycologia 98, 571-583.

Kruys Å, Eriksson OE and Wedin M (2006) Phylogenetic relationships of coprophilous Pleosporales (Dothideomycetes, Ascomycota), and the classification of some bitunicate taxa of unknown position. Mycological Research 110, 527-536.

Schoch CL, Shoemaker RA, Seifert KA, Hambleton S, Spatafora JW and Crous PW (2006) A multigene phylogeny of the Dothideomycetes using four nuclear loci. Mycologia 98, 1041-1052.

Shenoy BD, Jeewon R, Wu WP, Bhat DJ and Hyde KD (2006) Ribosomal and RPB2 DNA sequence analyses suggest that Sporidesmium and morphologically similar genera are polyphyletic. Mycological Research 110, 916-928.

Eriksson OE and Hawksworth DL (2003) Saccharicola, a new genus for two Leptosphaeria species on sugar cane. Mycologia 95, 426-433.

Lumbsch HT and Lindemuth R (2001) Major lineages of Dothideomycetes (Ascomycota) inferred from SSU and LSU rDNA sequences. Mycological Research 105, 901-908.

Hawksworth DL (1985) Kirschsteiniothelia, a new genus for the Microthelia incrustans-group (Dothideales). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 91, 181-202.

Aptroot A and Hyde KD Corticolous ascomycetes in Hong Kong. Cryptogamie Mycologie 20, 91-93.


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