A dynamic, web-based resource to identify rust fungi (Pucciniales) in southern Africa

McTaggart, Alistair R., Beasley, Dean R., Wingfield, Michael J., Wood, Alan R., Pretorius, Zakkie A., Drenth, Andre, Shivas, Roger G. and Roux, Jolanda (2017) A dynamic, web-based resource to identify rust fungi (Pucciniales) in southern Africa. MycoKeys, 26 26: 77-83. doi:10.3897/mycokeys.26.14602

Author McTaggart, Alistair R.
Beasley, Dean R.
Wingfield, Michael J.
Wood, Alan R.
Pretorius, Zakkie A.
Drenth, Andre
Shivas, Roger G.
Roux, Jolanda
Title A dynamic, web-based resource to identify rust fungi (Pucciniales) in southern Africa
Journal name MycoKeys
ISSN 1314-4049
Publication date 2017-09-15
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3897/mycokeys.26.14602
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 26
Issue 26
Start page 77
End page 83
Total pages 7
Place of publication Sofia, Bulgaria
Publisher Pensoft Publishers
Language eng
Abstract Rust fungi (Pucciniales) are some of the most important plant pathogens that cause diseases of agricultural and tree crops. There are approximately 8,000 described species worldwide. The rust fungi of South Africa were extensively studied by Ethel M. Doidge (1887 - 1965), who listed 468 species. Many nomenclatural and taxonomic changes, together with the discovery of new species and incursions of exotic species, have subsequently outdated Doidge's monograph. To address this problem, we have developed an interactive Lucid key for the identification of 50 species of rust fungi in 17 genera from countries in southern Africa. The key is dynamic and may be updated in real-time. The Lucid key provides a platform to progressively provide descriptions and images for all rust fungi in southern Africa. Plant pathologists and mycologists are invited to participate in the development of this resource.
Keyword Cybertaxonomy
Puccinia porri
Rust fungi
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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