Dothideomycetes O.E. Erikss. & Winka, Myconet 1(1): 5 (1997)

Index Fungorum Number: IF 501481; Facesoffungi number: FoF 14145

Dothideomycetes is one of the largest and most significant classes within Ascomycota (Kirk et al. 2008; Schoch et al. 2009; Hyde et al. 2013). Thousands of species are important either as plant pathogens in agriculture and forestry (Cortinas et al. 2006; Crous et al. 2007; Wikee et al. 2011, 2013a, b; Manamgoda et al. 2012) or medical (Siu and Lzumi 2004; da Cunha et al. 2012, 2013) or biotechnological industries (Verkley et al. 2004; Damm et al. 2008; de Wit et al. 2012; Ohm et al. 2012; Stergiopoulos et al. 2012; Hyde et al. 2014) are included in the Dothideomycetes. There has been considerable research interest in the molecular phylogeny of the Dothideomycetes in the last four years, with studies based on single and multi-gene rDNA sequence data (Hyde et al. 2013). These phylogenetic advances have helped taxonomists to link species or generic names, enabling us to propose or select one name for a single species or genus.

Figure 1 – Phylogram generated from maximum likelihood analysis (RAxML) of families of Dothideomycetes based on combined LSU, rpb-2, SSU and tef1 sequence data. Maximum likelihood bootstrap values equal or above 70 %, Bayesian posterior probabilities equal or above 0.90 (MLBS/PP) are given at the nodes. An original isolate number is noted after the species name. The tree is rooted to Orbilia auricolor (AFTOL-ID 906) and O. vinosa (AFTOL-ID 905). Hyphen (-) represents support values below 70 % MLBS and 0.90 PP.