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

Kirschsteiniothelia maritima



This species name was not found in The Plant List


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Seaside Kirschsteiniothelia Lichen



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kirschsteiniothelia maritima: 18]



Popularity of Kirschsteiniothelia maritima over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kirschsteiniothelia maritima (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 maritima 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)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 42]


chemical diversity (2), fungi (2), marine-derived fungi (2), microbial ecology (2), natural product chemistry (2), pharmacological activity (2), Antibacterial (1), antibacterial activity, antimicrobial activity, antiprotozoal activity (1), Antifungal (1), Anti-infective (1), Ascomycetes (1), Ascomycota (1), Aza-anthraquinone (1), Clinical status (1), Crooked Island (1), Dendryphiopsis (1), Didymosphaeria (1), Diversity (1), Europe (1), Heavy-metal pollution (1), Kirschsteiniella (1), Kirschsteiniothelia (1), Marine (1), Marine antibiotics (1), Marine drugs (1), Marine fungi (1), Monophyletic clades (1), Odra estuary (1), other bioactive products (1), Pleosporaceae (1), Pyrenomycetes (1), Reversible damage (1), Sporormiaceae (1), structure (organic substances) (1), Taxonomic revision (1), Toxicity tests (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]


aquatic (28.24), seagrass (16.51), oilseed/fat (12.42), poison (10.51), timber (6.11), fruit (3.12), weed (2.36), ornamental (1.98), nutraceutical (1.51), starch (1.41)…..


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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]


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



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Kirschsteiniothelia maritima: 18; 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.

Rainer E (2010) 2.08 - Natural Product Diversity from Marine Fungi. In ‘Comprehensive Natural Products II’ (Ed.^(Eds Editors-in-Chief:  Lew M and Hung-Wen L) pp. 223-262. (Elsevier: Oxford).

Schoch CL, Crous PW, et al. (2009) A class-wide phylogenetic assessment of Dothideomycetes. Stud Mycol 64, 1-1510.

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.

Suetrong S, Schoch CL, et al. (2009) Molecular systematics of the marine Dothideomycetes. Stud Mycol 64, 155-1736.

Figueira D and Barata M (2007) Marine fungi from two sandy beaches in Portugal. Mycologia 99, 20-23.

Fenske C, Daeschlein G, et al. (2006) Comparison of different biological methods for the assessment of ecotoxicological risks. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 209, 275-284.

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.

Landy ET and Jones GM (2006) What is the Fungal Diversity of Marine Ecosystems in Europe? Mycologist 20, 15-21.

Mantle PG, Hawksworth DL, Pazoutova S, Collinson LM and Rassing BR (2006) Amorosia littoralis gen. sp. nov., a new genus and species name for the scorpinone and caffeine-producing hyphomycete from the littoral zone in The Bahamas. Mycological Research 110, 1371-1378.

Belliveau MJR and Bärlocher F (2005) Molecular evidence confirms multiple origins of aquatic hyphomycetes. Mycological Research 109, 1407-1417.

Kusnick C, Jansen R, Liberra K and Lindequist U (2002) Ascochital, a New Metabolite from the Marine Ascomycete Kirschsteiniothelia maritima. ChemInform 33, 214-214.

von Woedtke T, Lindequist U, Alhitari N, Kusnick C, Julich W and Abel P (2002) The usefulness of a biosensor controlled perfusion cell culture for the investigation of new drugs demonstrated with the marine fungus Kirschsteiniothelia maritima. Pharmazie 57, 270-4.

Biabani MAF and Laatsch H (1998) Advances in chemical studies on low-molecular weight metabolites of marine fungi. Journal für Praktische Chemie/Chemiker-Zeitung 340, 589-607.

(1996) 8. Frühjahrstagung (Doktorandentagung) der DPhG im Landeskulturzentrum Gut Salzau bei Kiel vom 14. bis 16. März 1996. Pharmazie in unserer Zeit 25, 201-210.

Kohlmeyer J and Volkmann-Kohlmeyer B (1990) Revision of marine species of Didymosphaeria (Ascomycotina). Mycological Research 94, 685-690.

Cuomo V, Jones EBG and Grasso S (1988) Occurrence and distribution of marine fungi along the coast of the mediterranean sea. Progress In Oceanography 21, 189-200.

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

Bhatnagar I and Kim S-K Pharmacologically prospective antibiotic agents and their sources: A marine microbial perspective. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 34, 631-643.

Ebel R, Editors-in-Chief:Â Â Lew M and Hung-Wen L 2.08 - Natural Product Diversity from Marine Fungi. In ‘Comprehensive Natural Products II’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 223-262. (Elsevier: Oxford).


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