Vasyl Heluta

Vasyl Heluta
M.G.Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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January 2010 - November 2015
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Position
  • Chief Researcher
August 1976 - present
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Position
  • Chief Researcher
August 1976 - present
M.G.Kholodny Botany Institute
Position
  • Professor

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Publications (250)
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A checklist of microfungi recorded in Mykhailivska Tsilyna Nature Reserve (Sumy Region, Ukraine) is provided. The checklist includes 170 species belonging to 73 genera, 41 families, 18 orders, and 9 classes of Fungi (Chytridiomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota) and fungi-like organisms of Straminipila (Oomycota). Pucciniales (46 species), Erysip...
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Information on powdery mildew fungi (Erysiphales, Ascomycota) recorded in Western Polissya of Ukraine throughout the history of research in the region is provided. The list included in the article comprises 85 species of 7 genera of Erysiphales, namely 43 species of Erysiphe, 19 of Golovinomyces, 15 of Podosphaera, three of Phyllactinia, two of Neo...
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Chaenothecopsis polissica V.P. Heluta et Sukhomlyn, sp. nov. (Mycocaliciales, Ascomycota) from late Eocene Rovno amber (Ukraine) is described. In the shape of fruit bodies and morphology of mycelium, the new species is similar to late Eocene C. bitterfeldensis, although ascomata of C. polissica sp. nov. are significantly smaller. Among the extant c...
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Information on the record of Phyllactinia moricola, a new in Ukraine alien powdery mildew fungus, is reported. The teleomorph of the fungus was collected in October–December 2020 on Morus alba in Odesa. The description and illustrations of the studied material are provided. The disease caused by this species can significantly reduce the ornamental...
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The genus Fraxinus (Oleaceae), known as ash trees, currently comprises 43 recognized species that are distributed in temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Two Phyllactinia species, P. fraxini and P. fraxinicola, have been known on Fraxinus spp. so far. In this study, powdery mildews belonging to Phyllactinia were collected o...
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The article provides current information on distribution patterns of six species of aphyllophoroid fungi (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine: Clavariadelphus pistillaris, Gomphus clavatus, Hericium coralloides, Picipes rhizophilus, Polyporus umbellatus, and Sparassis crispa. Altogether, about 500 occurrences of th...
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The genus Fraxinus (Oleaceae), known as ash trees, currently comprises 43 recognized species that are distributed in temperate and subtropical regions of the northern hemisphere. Two Erysiphe (sect. Uncinula) species have been known on Fraxinus spp. so far. In this study, Fraxinus powdery mildews from different areas of the world were collected to...
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Salvinia natans (Salviniaceae, Polypodiopsida) is a warm-temperate presumably relict fern species that is currently protected not only at the national level in Ukraine, but also internationally in some other countries. It was included in all three editions of the Red Data Book of Ukraine (1980, 1996, 2009), as well as in Appendix I of the Bern Conv...
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Fomitopsis officinalis is listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine as an extinct species. According to the data published therein on its former distribution in Ukraine, the species was reported in Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv regions in the first half of the 20th century. However, our analysis of the bibliographic references listed for this species has r...
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This article provides information on new records of an alien powdery mildew fungus Erysiphe corylacearum (Erysiphales, Ascomycota), previously recorded in Ukraine only in Crimea and at two localities in Kyiv. In the end of September 2019, this species was additionally found in six sites of Hutsulshchyna National Nature Park (Ivano-Frankivsk Region,...
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Hemileccinum depilatum ( Boletales, Basidiomycota) is currently known from Western and Central Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkan Peninsula, and Asia (Azerbaijan and Turkey). The fungus is rare throughout its range and is included in the Red Lists in several European countries. In Ukraine, the species is known since 2006. Formerly, H. depilatum...
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Cercopemyces rickenii (Bohus) Dima & L. Nagy (Agaricales: Tricholomataceae) is a rare species red-listed in Ukraine and in a number of other countries. Before now in Ukraine, the fungus was recorded in five localities, only in the steppe zone. All known localities were confined to sandy soil and plantings of Acer tataricum L. or Robinia pseudoacaci...
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This book is devoted to the diversity of the rust fungi of Israel. In total, 181 species belonging to 18 genera of Pucciniales are described, from which 4 genera such as Caeoma, Cumminsiella, Ochropsora, and Pucciniastrum, together with 23 species are new for Israel, including 3 novel species Caeoma origani, Puccinia biteliana, and Puccinia rayssia...
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The monograph is focused on fungal diversity in major protected areas of the Ukrainian Carpathians. They include two reserves, Carpathian Biosphere Reserve and Gorgany Nature Reserve, as well as nine national nature parks (Carpathian, Cheremoskyi, Hutsulshchyna, Skolivski Beskydy, Synevir, Uzhanskyi, Verkhovynskyi, Vyzhnytskyi and Zacharovanyi Kray...
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Grifola frondosa is a nationally red-listed species in Ukraine. In the third edition of the Red Data Book of Ukraine it is assigned to a category Vulnerable (VU). Previously, the fungus was known from 17 localities in nine regions of Ukraine: Cherkasy, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, Sumy, Ternopil, Transcarpatian, and the Autonomo...
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Information about distribution of three species of gasteromycetes listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine, Clathrus ruber P.Micheli ex Pers., Mutinus ravenelii (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) E.Fisch., and Pseudocolus fusiformis (E.Fisch.) Lloyd (Phallales, Basidiomycota), is given. Undoubtedly, these fungi are alien species in Ukraine. Almost all findings of...
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Generalized information on the distribution of Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Boletales, Basidiomycota) in Ukraine is provided. This fungus parasitizing basidiocarps of Scleroderma citrinum (also Boletales) is a rare and endangered species in Ukraine. Pseudoboletus parasiticus, as Boletus parasiticus, was included in the Red Data Book of Ukraine under...
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Information on three mushroom species (Morchella steppicola (Morchellaceae), Clathrus archeri and C. ruber (Clathraceae)) that are to be excluded from the next edition of the Red Data Book of Ukraine is given. More detailed data about these species and arguments justifying their removing from the Red Data Book of Ukraine are discussed.
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Following the results of mycological observations in Cheremosky National Nature Park (Ukrainian Carpathians) and recently published data, 167 species of fungi, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota, are reported. Several species are rare and noteworthy records in Ukraine. In particular, second records in Ukraine were registered for Amanita battarrae and Gib...
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In 2015, a powdery mildew caused by a fungus belonging to Erysiphe sect. Uncinula was recorded on two species of ash, Fraxinus excelsior and F. pennsylvanica (Oleaceae), from Ukraine (Kyiv, two localities). Based on the comparative morphological analysis of Ukrainian specimens with samples of Erysiphe fraxinicola and E. salmonii collected in Japan...
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In the current study, Erysiphe azaleae (U. Braun) U. Braun & S. Takam. (Erysiphales, Ascomycota) is reported for the first time from Turkey. A short description, host plant, locality and illustrations related to macro and micromorphologies of the species are provided. Erysiphe azaleae has been found only once on Rhododendron ponticum L. (Ericaceae)...
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Epiphytotic development of the rust fungus Endophyllum sempervivi was recorded in May 2016 in the cemetery of Borzova village (Volhynian Region, Ukraine) on Jovibarba globifera, a host species and genus new for Ukraine. In northern Europe ((northeastern states) and Canada (Ontario) E. sempervivi occurs beyond the area of natural distribution of Sem...
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A powdery mildew on an ornamental plant Symphoricarpos albus (Caprifoliaceae) was found in Kyiv (Ukraine) in October 2015. The causal agent was mainly in the anamorphic state, but the teleomorph in the form of several fruiting bodies (chasmothecia) were present. Only one of these was almost mature. Its morphology suggested it belonged to the common...
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The total number of powdery mildews, xylotrophic Ascomycota and rusts recorded up to now in Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park is reported. Based on bibliographic references as well as mycological observations made by the authors in 2008 and 2013, the list of 256 species of 72 genera is provided. Of these, 112 species of 52 genera are wood-inhabi...
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In Vyzhnytsia National Nature Park (Chernivtsi Region, Ukraine), an invasive rust fungus Melampsoridium hiratsukanum was recorded on the new for Ukraine host plants, Alnus glutinosa and Alnus × pubescens, the natural hybrid of A. incana and A. glutinosa. In Europe M. hiratsukanum is currently known and Ukraine. At present, the distribution of M. hi...
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It is reported that in 2015 an invasive powdery mildew fungus, Erysiphe macleayae (Erysiphales, Ascomycota), formerly known in Ukraine only in its anamorph stage, began to form mature fruiting bodies on Chelidonium majus and Macleaya microcarpa (Papaveraceae). Morphologically, they are almost identical to the chasmothecia of Slovak specimens. Ukrai...
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Information on the distribution of a new invasive powdery mildew, Podosphaera amelanchieris Maurizio, recorded on Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt. and A. spicata (Lam.) K. Koch (Rosaceae) in Belarus and Ukraine is provided. The fungus was first found in 2000 in Belarus (Minsk), then in Sofiyivsky Park (Cherkasy Region, Ukraine), and later again in Belar...
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The morphology and phylogeny of a species of Entyloma on Scandix verna (Apiaceae, Apioideae, Scandiceae) collected in the Mount Carmel and Lower Galilee regions of Israel were studied using light microscopy and ITS rDNA sequence analyses. The fungus differs morphologically from other species on hosts of subfamily Apioideae: E. bupleuri, E. heloscia...
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Information on the first records of Sawadaea bicornis (Wallr.) Homma on the ornamental maple (Acer velutinum Boiss.), an introduced species in Ukraine, is given. For the first time, the fungus was found in 2014 in Academician O.V. Fomin Botanical Garden (Kyiv) and was observed here in the next year. Infection of A. velutinum was not significant. My...
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This study presents a checklist of powdery mildew fungi (Erysiphales) of Turkey together with their known host plants. The checklist enumerates 143 species of Erysiphales belonging to 14 teleomorphic and anamorphic genera and it includes 674 host plants species from 322 genera and 72 families.
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Phylogenetic relationships of the Uncinula-lineage, which is the basal group in the genus Erysiphe, were investigated using 167 sequences of nuc ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 and the 28S rDNA regions. Backbone tree analyses using six data sets and two tree-constructing methods revealed that the Uncinula-lineage is divided into seven distinct clades. Clade 1–5 eac...
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Erysiphe syringae-japonicae was reported on leaves of Syringa vulgaris for the first time from Turkey. A short description, distribution, and illustrations for this powdery mildew fungus are provided and discussed briefly.
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Information on the distribution of a new invasive powdery mildew, Erysiphe macleayae R.Y. Zheng et G.Q. Chen, parasitizing Chelidonium majus L. and Macleaya microcarpa Fedde (Papaveraceae) in Ukraine, is provided. The fungus was first found in 2007 in Crimea, and subsequently in other regions, i.e. Cherkasy, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, and Odessa oblasts...
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A group of eight trees of Betula obscura Kotula ex Fiek was found on the territory of Potashnya Forestry, Kyiv Region, Ukraine. This dark-bark birch is listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine. Two other species endangered in Ukraine, Diphasiastrum zeilleri (Rouy) Holub and Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr., were also recorded close to this locality. On...
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The paper provides information on the first record of the rare and remarkable boletoid fungus Rubinoboletus rubinus (W.G. Sm.) Pilát et Dermek in Ukraine (Vinnitsa). A short diagnosis, distribution, ecology and photographs of the spores and basidiomata, and also GeneBank accession number of ITS sequence of this sample are provided. The potential co...
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A group of eight trees of Betula obscura Kotula ex Fiek was found on the territory of Potashnya Forestry, Kyiv Region, Ukraine. This dark-bark birch is listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine. Two other species endangered in Ukraine, Diphasiastrum zeilleri (Rouy) Holub and Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr., were also recorded close to this locality. On...
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Covers smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes P.P., Exobasidiomycetes P.P., and Microbotryales) of Israel. A total of 73 species in 15 genera are described. Three genera ( Macalpinomyces, Melanustilospora, and Schizonella) are new records for Israel. The book is divided into two main parts: General Part providing data regarding environmental conditions of I...
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Two new localities of Leucoagaricus barssii (Zeller) Vellinga, a rare fungus in Ukraine, were characterized. A pure culture of the fungus was obtained, cultural-morphological features of this species were studied, and a possibility to obtain fertile fruit bodies in vitro was demonstrated. These results open up the prospect for recovery of populatio...
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A new species, Erysiphe dudkae V.P. Heluta, sp. nov. (Ascomycota, Erysiphales), on Brugmansia suaveolens (Humb. et Bonpl. ex Willd.) Bercht. et J. Presl (Solanaceae) is described. The fungus was collected by Irina O. Dudka in 2013 in Montenegro in two localities. It belongs to the section Microsphaera (Lév.) U. Braun et Shishkoff. Morphologically,...
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Stripe smut of grasses, Ustilago striiformis s.l., is a complex of smut fungi widely distributed over temperate and subtropical regions. The disease results in the shredding and death of leaf tissue following the rupture of elongated sori. Nearly 100 different grass species in more than 30 genera are infected by stripe smut. During the last two cen...
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This is the third and last paper in a series studying species diversity of rust fungi (Pucciniales) in Israel. The genus Puccinia is reviewed herein. Two species are described as new: P. biteliana sp. nov. on Crepis hierosolymitana and P. rayssiae sp. nov. on Onopordum cynarocephalum. Puccinia cenchri var. africana, P. gundeliae, P. jasmini, P. kue...
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The article provides a comparative analysis of the existing Ukrainian Red Data Book categories within the framework of current Ukrainian legislation and international practice (including IUCN categories), as applied to plants and fungi. Shortcomings of the existing Ukrainian system of categories are demonstrated and possible ways of harmonization o...
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The genus Entyloma consists of more than 160 species of smut fungi distributed worldwide on dicots, with Apiaceae being one of the main host families. This study aims to clarify the systematics and phylogeny of Entyloma on Eryngium (Apiaceae) with molecular and morphological data. Eleven species from Eryngium are discussed herein. Four of them are...
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Pleurotus nebrodensis, the only mushroom currently included in The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is reported from Ukraine for the first time. In 2006, the species was recognized by the IUCN as Critically Endangered (CR). Originally known from Italy, later recorded from Greece and recently from Ukraine, the fungus apparently has wider extent...
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This is the second in a series of papers dealing with the species diversity of rust fungi (Pucciniales) of Israel. It deals with the genus Uromyces of which fifty species are reported in Israel on 114 host plant species as well as 122 "rust-host combinations". We consider U. christensenii as a synonym of U. hordeastri and U. oliveirae and U. raysii...
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For the first time, an overview of the species composition of fungi recorded in the National Nature Park Podilski Tovtry (Kamyanets-Podilskyy district, Khmelnytsky Region, Ukraine) is given.
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This is the first paper in a series dealing with the study on species diversity of rust fungi (Pucciniales) of Israel. The following genera are reviewed herein: Aecidium, Caeoma, Cerotelium, Coleosporium, Cumminsiella, Gymnosporangium, Melampsora, Miyagia, Ochropsora, Phakopsora, Phragmidium, Pileolaria, Pucciniastrum, Tranzschelia, Uredo, and Zagh...
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According to literature data and mycological observation carried out by authors, the rust fungi of Hutsulshchyna National Nature Park (Kosiv District, Ivano-Frankivsk Region, western Ukraine) are represented by 71 species of 18 genera. The following genera comprise: Puccinia — 32 species, Uromyces — 10, Melampsora and Phragmidium — five species eac...
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Information is provided on Erysiphe platani, a newly invasive fungus in Ukraine. The anamorph of this North American powdery mildew was first recorded in Ukraine in 1986 on Platanus orientalis in the Nikita Botanical Garden (Crimea). Later, it was found in other localities of the Crimean peninsula, and in Odessa and Odessa region on three species o...
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The morphology and phylogeny of Anthracoidea on Carex meadii (sect. Paniceae) collected in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, USA, were studied by light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and LSU rDNA sequence analyses. As a result A. caricis-meadii sp. nov. is described. The fungus differs morphologically from Anthracoidea laxae and A. paniceae, whi...
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Botrychium multifidum (S.G. Gmel.) Rupr. is a rare species in- cluded in the Red Data Book of Ukraine (2009). Due to analysis of the literature data, critical revision of the herbarium specimens and field studies of the authors, this species has been registered in Ukraine over 90 times. Botrychium multifidum is found to oc- cur in 16 regions of...
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An overview of the smut fungi in Ukraine is presented based on several years of intensive collections, reexamination of materials from all major Ukrainian herbaria, and critical revision of literature data. All species recorded from the country are listed according to recent nomenclature changes. For each species, the list of host plants on which t...
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As a result of critical study, 15 species of the Leccinum genus are reported for Ukraine. Leccinum aurantiacum, L. pseudoscabrum, L. scabrum, and L. versipelle are found to be common species. Leccinum crocipodium, L. duriusculum, L. holopus, and L. vulpinum have each up to 15 records. Leccinum albostipitatum, L. melaneum, L. palustre, L. piceinum,...
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New information on distribution of a rare species Leucocortinarius bulbiger (Alb. et Schwein.) Singer in Ukraine is provided. The species was known from five localities in the Forest-Steppe and Steppe zones and in Crimea. In addition, it was found by one of the authors in the Zhytomyr Polissya region.
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It is established that the genus Boletus L. is represented in Ukraine by 29 species. Two of them, B. aereus Bull. and B. regius Krombh., are listed in the current edition of the Red Data Book of Ukraine, and 18 species, viz B. appendiculatus Schaeff., B. armeniacus Quél., B. calopus Pers., B. depilatus Redeuilh, B. fechtneri Velen., B. ferrugineus...
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New records of smut fungi representing Anthracoidea and Entyloma from Israel, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia are presented. Each record is followed by a comprehensive description and illustrations based on original material. Additionally, a revision of Entyloma/Ranunculus records from Israel is given.
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As a result of critical study, 15 species of the Leccinum genus are reported for Ukraine. Leccinum aurantiacum, L. pseudoscabrum, L. scabrum, and L. versipelle are found to be common species. Leccinum crocipodium, L. duriusculum, L. holopus, and L. vulpinum have each up to 15 records. Leccinum albostipitatum, L. melaneum, L. palustre, L. piceinum,...
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Four species of smut fungi, Antherospora vaillantii, Microbotryum holostei, Urocystis magica, and U. muscaridis, are reported for the first time in Israel. Urocystis magica was found in the Judean desert on a new host plant, Allium rothii, and M. holostei is new for Asia.
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ITS sequences determined for 53 Erysiphe specimens on Syringa and Ligustrum collected in Europe, East Asia, and North and South America were divided into two ITS groups, S and K types. Phylogenetic analysis showed that these two ITS types do not share a common ancestor and form separate clades. The K type on Ligustrum was identified as Erysiphe lig...
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Tolyposporium junci (J. Schröt.) Woronin is reported for the first time for Belarus. The fungus was found on a specimen of Juncus bufonius L. stored in the herbarium of vascular plants of the M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany (KW). This fungus specimen is described and illustrated here.