|Title||The chestnut pathogen Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi (Gnomoniaceae, Diaporthales) and its synonyms|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Shuttleworth, LA, Walker DM, Guest DI|
Two species, Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi and G. castaneae, were described independently in 2012 as causal agents of chestnut (Castanea) rot in Australasia and Europe. A comparative morphological analysis and five-marker phylogenetic analysis of ITS, TEF1-α, β-tubulin, MS204, and FG1093 confirm that both names refer to the same species, and an investigation of their exact publication dates demonstrates that G. smithogilvyi has priority over G. castaneae.