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Raffaelea

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Raffaelea is a genus of ambrosia fungi in the family Ophiostomataceae. It was circumscribed by mycologists Josef Adolph von Arx and Grégoire L. Hennebert in 1965 with Raffaelea ambrosiae as the type species.[1] The genus is named in honor of Italian botanist Raffaele Ciferri.[1]

Laurel wilt is a disease of redbay (Persea borbonia) caused by Raffaelea lauricola. This fungus, harbored in the mycangium of the redbay ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus, is in the form of a budding yeast in the mycangium and a filamentous fungus in galleries of the beetle.[2] Several species also resident in the beetle were described as new to science in 2010: R. ellipticospora, R. fusca, R. subalba, and R. subfusca.[3]

Species

References

  1. ^ a b von Arx JA, Hennebert GL (1965). "Deux champignons ambrosia". Mycopathologia et Mycologia Applicata. 25 (3–4): 309–15.
  2. ^ Harrington TC, Fraedrich SW, Aghayeva DN (2008). "Raffaelea lauricola, a new ambrosia beetle symbiont and pathogen on the Lauraceae". Mycotaxon. 104: 399–404.
  3. ^ Harrington TC, Aghayeva DN, Fraedrich SW (2010). "New combinations in Raffaelea, and four new species from the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus". Mycotaxon. 111: 337–61.

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Raffaelea: Brief Summary

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Raffaelea is a genus of ambrosia fungi in the family Ophiostomataceae. It was circumscribed by mycologists Josef Adolph von Arx and Grégoire L. Hennebert in 1965 with Raffaelea ambrosiae as the type species. The genus is named in honor of Italian botanist Raffaele Ciferri.

Laurel wilt is a disease of redbay (Persea borbonia) caused by Raffaelea lauricola. This fungus, harbored in the mycangium of the redbay ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus, is in the form of a budding yeast in the mycangium and a filamentous fungus in galleries of the beetle. Several species also resident in the beetle were described as new to science in 2010: R. ellipticospora, R. fusca, R. subalba, and R. subfusca.

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