Name and publication
Phytophthora amnicola Burgess and Jung (2012)
Burgess TI, Hüberli D, Hardy GE StJ, Stukely MJC, and Jung T. 2012. Phytophthora amnicola T. I. Burgess & T. Jung, sp. nov. Persoonia 28: 140–141.
Corresponding author firstname.lastname@example.org
from Burgess et al. (2012)
named for the riverside habitat of this species
Type: WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Perth, Poison Gully Creek, baited from still water, Dec. 2009, D. Hüberli, holotype MURU 471
Sequences for Ex-type in original manuscript
Ex-type in other collections
Voucher sequences for barcoding genes (ITS rDNA and COI) of the ex-type (see Molecular protocols page)
Phytophthora amnicola isolate DH228 ITS rDNA JQ029956
Phytophthora amnicola isolate CPHST BL 100 (= P19862 WPC) COI MH477740
Sequences for ex-type in other sources
- NCBI: Phytophthora amnicola CPHST BL 100
- NCBI: Phytophthora amnicola DH228
- Phytophthora DATABASE: Phytophthora amnicola PD_02827 (CBS 131652)
- BOLDSYSTEMS: Phytophthora amnicola (barcoding COI & ITS)
Position in ITS phylogenetic tree
Colonies and cardinal temperatures
Colony morphology is stellate with limited aerial mycelium on V8 agar, rosaceous on carrot agar, and growth on potato-dextrose agar is very slow. Minimum growth temperature 7.5°C, optimum 25–32.5°C, and maximum 37.5°C.
Conditions for growth and sporulation
Sporangia are nonpapillate, persistent, ovoid, or limoniform with average dimensions of 62 ± 9.0 × 35.3 ± 5.6 μm (overall range 39–78 × 17–43 μm). Sporangiophores in simple sympodia and internal proliferation, both nested and extended, occur in chains. Hyphal swellings are ellipsoid to irregular, catenulate occurring in clusters. Chlamydospores absent
Sterile in culture.
Most typical characters
Phytophthora amnicola is in a species cluster with Phytophthora litoralis, Phytophthora fluvialis, Phytophthora moyootj, and Phytophthora thermophila, all recovered from waterways in Western Australia. There are few features to distinguish these species, however P. amnicola is the only species that produces rosaceous colonies on CA.
Australia, Western Australia, Perth, Poison Gully Creek, baited from still water, Dec. 2009, D. Hüberli, CBS131652 = DH228; Lake Jualbup, DH013; Canning River, DH237; Pemberton, 2008, VHS19503
CPHST-BL 100 (ET) = P19862 World Phytophthora Collection – California, USA
Hosts and distribution
Distribution: Western Australia
Disease note: No pathogenicity trials have been conducted. The species has been recovered from dying blackberry corms, but pathogenicity is not known.
Hosts: known only from water
Retrieved January 18, 2018 from U.S. National Fungus Collections Nomenclature Database.
Additional references and links
Crous PW, Summerell BA, Shivas RG, Burgess TI, Decock CA, Dreyer LL, Granke LL, Guest DI, Hardy GESJ, Hausbeck MK, Hüberli D, Jung T, Koukol O, Lennox CL, Liew ECY, Lombard L, McTaggart AR, Pryke JS, Roets F, Saude C, Shuttleworth LA, Stukely MJC, Vánky K, Webster BJ, Windstam ST, and Groenewald JZ. 2012. Fungal Planet description sheets: 107–127. Persoonia 28: 138–182.
Jung T, Stukely MJC, Hardy GEStJ, White D, Paap T, and Burgess TI. 2011. Multiple new Phytophthora species from ITS Clade 6 associated with natural ecosystems in Australia: evolutionary and ecological implications. Persoonia 26: 13–39.
Hüberli D, Hardy GESJ, White D, Williams N, and Burgess TI. 2013. Fishing for Phytophthora from Western Australia's waterways: A distribution and diversity survey. Australasian Plant Pathology 42: 251–260
- Phytophthora DATABASE: Phytophthora amnicola
- Q-bank: Phytophthora amnicola
- SMML USDA-ARS: Phytophthora amnicola
- CABI Invasive Species Compendium: Phytophthora amnicola
- EPPO Global Database: Phytophthora amnicola
- Encyclopedia of Life (EOL): Phytophthora amnicola
- Index Fungorum (IF): Phytophthora amnicola
- Plantwise Knowledge Bank: Phytophthora amnicola
- Google All Phytophthora amnicola
- Google Images Phytophthora amnicola
- Google Scholar Phytophthora amnicola
Fact sheet authors
Treena Burgess, Ph.D., Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University, Australia; Z. Gloria Abad, Ph.D., USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T Beltsville Laboratory, United States of America