Special Interest Groups


SIG on Phyllachorales (Program)

The Phyllachorales consist of a major group of tropical and subtropical plant pathogens until recently with a precarious situation in terms of its taxonomy and phylogenetic relations. Recent publications indicate a new trend that will lead to an overall clearer picture that, however, need to be further exposed and discussed due to ambiguities that remain to be solved. Thus, just for the genus Phyllachora over 1500 records are shown by Index Fungorum, with an absolutely small number connected to some molecular knowledge. Thus a Symposium dealing with Phyllachorales and related orders, constitutes a very attractive theme that will for sure motivate a large group of mycologists involved with biotrophic plant parasitic fungi, especially important all over the Tropical areas of the world.