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1. Chen Q, Hou LW, Duan WJ, Crous PW*, Cai L* (2017). Didymellaceae revisited. Studies in Mycology Doi:10.1016/j.simyco.2017.06.002.

2. Marin-Felix Y, Groenewald JZ, Cai L, et al. (2017) Genera of phytopathogenic fungi: GOPHY 1.Studies in Mycology DOI:10.1016/j.simyco.2017.04.002.

3. Zhao P, Wang Q, M. Kakishima, Cai L* (2017). Resolving the Melampsora epitea complex. Mycologia DOI:10.1080/00275514.2017.1326791.

4. Ma R, Chen Q, Fan YL, Wang Q, Chen SF, Liu XZ, Cai L*, Yao B* (2017). Six new soil-inhabiting Cladosporium species from plateaus in China. Mycologia DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2017.1302254. 

5. Li YM, Shivas RG, McTaggart AR, Zhao P, Cai L* (2017). Ten new species of Macalpinomyces on Eriachne in northern Australia. Mycologia DOI:10.1080/00275514.2017.1330026.

6. Liu F, Hou LW, Raza M, Cai L* (2017). Pestalotiopsis and allied genera from Camellia, with description of 11 new species from China. Scientific Reports 7: 866.

7. Li YM, Shivas RG, Cai L* (2017). Cryptic diversity in Tranzscheliella spp. (Ustilaginales) is driven by host switchs. Scientific Reports 7: 43549.

8. Gao YH, Liu F, Duan WJ, Crous PW, Cai L* (2017). Diaporthe is paraphyletic. IMA Fungus 8: 153-187.

9. Zhang Y, Wu W, Cai L* (2017). Polyphasic characterisation of Chaetomium species from soil and compost revealed high number of undescribed species. Fungal Biology 121: 21-43.

10. Zhang ZF, Liu F, Zhou X, Liu XZ, Liu SJ, Cai L* (2017). Culturable mycobiota from Karst caves in China, with descriptions of 20 novel species. Persoonia 39: 1–31.

11. Hu DM, Wang M, Cai L* (2017). Phylogenetic assessment and taxonomic revision of Mariannaea. Mycological Progress 16: 271-283.

12. DiaoYZ, Zhang C, Liu F, Wang WZ, Liu L, Cai L, Liu XL* (2017). Colletotrichum species causing anthracnose disease of chili in China. Persoonia 38: 20–37. 



13. Li W*, Mang M, Bian X, Guo J, Cai L* (2016). A high-level fungal diversity in the intertidal sediment of Chinese seas presents the spatial variation of community composition. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 2098.

14. Jiang JR, Chen Q, Cai L* (2017). Polyphasic characterisation of three novel species of Paraboeremia. Mycological Progress 16: 285–295.

15. Hu DM, Wang M, Cai L* (2017). Phylogenetic assessment and taxonomic revision of Mariannaea. Mycological Progress 16: 271–283.

16. Hou LW, Liu F, Duan WJ, Cai L* (2016). Colletotrichum aracearum and C. camelliae-japonicae, two holomorphic new species from China and Japan. Mycosphere 7: 1111–1123.

17. Li W*, Mang M, Bian X, Guo J, Cai L* (2016). A high-level fungal diversity in the intertidal sediment of Chinese seas presents the spatial variation of community composition. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02098

18. Gao YH, Liu F, Cai L* (2016). Unravelling Diaporthe species associated with Camellia. Systematics and Biodiversity 14: 102–117.

19. Zhou N, Zhang Y, Liu F, Cai L* (2016). Halophilic and thermotolerant Gymnoascus species from several special environments, China. Mycologia 108: 179–191. 

20. Zhao P, Liu F, Li YM, Cai L* (2016). Inferring phylogeny and speciation of Gymnosporangium species, and their coevolution with host plants. Scientific Reports 6: 29339.  

21. Liu F, Wang M, Damm U, Crous PW, Cai L* (2016). Species boundaries in plant pathogenic fungi: a Colletotrichum case study. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 81.  

22. Li W*, Wang MM, Wang XG, Cheng XL, Guo JJ, Bian XM, Cai L* (2016). Fungal Communities in sediments of subtropical Chinese seas as estimated by DNA metabarcoding. Scientific Reports 6: 26528.  

23. Hernández-Restrepo M, Schumacher RK, Wingfield MJ, Ahmad I, Cai L, Duong TA, Edwards J, Gené J, Groenewald JZ, Jabeen S, Khalid AN, Lombard L, Madrid H, Marin-Felix Y, Marincowitz S, Miller AN, Rajeshkumar KC, Rashid A, Sarwar S, Stchigel AM, Taylor PWJ, Zhou N & Crous PW* (2016). Fungal Systematics and Evolution: FUSE 2. Sydowia 68: 193–230.



24. Chen Q, Jiang JR, Zhang GZ, Cai L*, Crous PW (2015). Resolving the Phoma enigma. Studies in Mycology 82: 137–217.

25. Liu F, Weir BS, Damm U, Crous PW, Wang Y, Liu B, Wang M, Zhang M, Cai L* (2015). Unravelling Colletotrichum species associated with Camellia: employing ApMat and GS loci to resolve species in the C. gloeosporioides complex. Persoonia 35: 63–86.

26. Chen X, Li W*, Cai L* (2015). Molecular phylogeny of Ascotricha, including two new marine algae-associated species. Mycologia 107: 490–504.

27. Zhang Y, Liu F, Wu WP, Cai L* (2015). A phylogenetic assessment and taxonomic revision of the thermotolerant hyphomycete genera Acrophialophora and Taifanglania. Mycologia 107: 768–779.

28. Gao YH, Su YY, Sun W, Cai L* (2015). Diaporthe species occurring on Lithocarpus glabra in China, with descriptions of five new species. Fungal Biology 119: 295–309.

29. Zhou N, Chen Q, Carroll G, Zhang N, Shivas RG, Cai L* (2015). Polyphasic characterization of four new plant pathogenic Phyllosticta species from China, Japan and the United States. Fungal Biology 119: 433–446

30. Chen Q, Zhang K, Zhang GZ*, Cai L* (2015). A polyphasic approach to characterise two novel species of Phoma (Didymellaceae). Phytotaxa 197: 267–281.

31. Zhang K, Shivas RG, Cai L*. (2015). Synopsis of Phyllosticta in China. Mycology 6: 50–75.

32. Huang H, Luo Z, Yue HM, Gong WF, Cai L, Wang M* (2015). Pochonia cordycepisociata, a new species associated with Chinese cordyceps in Tibet, China. Phytotaxa 208: 278–286.  

33. Su L, Guo LY, Hao Y, Xiang MC, Cai L, Liu XZ* (2015). Rupestriomyces and Spissiomyces, two new genera of rock-inhabiting fungi from China. Mycologia 107: 831–844.

34. Wang M, Jiang X, Wu W, Hao Y, Su Y, Cai L, Xiang M, Liu XZ* (2015). Psychrophilic fungi from the world’s roof. Persoonia 34: 100–112.

35. Xue DF, Wang QX, Chen ZH, Cai L, Bao L, Qi QY, Liu L, Wang XH, Jin HJ, Wang J, Wu H*, Liu HW*, Chen Q* (2015). 3-Anhydro-6-hydroxy-ophiobolin A, a fungal sesterterpene from Bipolaris oryzae induced autophagy and promoted the degradation of alpha-synuclein in PC12 cells. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemestry Letters 25: 1464–1470.



36. Zhang Y, Wu WP, Hu DM, Su YY, Cai L* (2014). A new thermophilic species of Myceliophthora from China. Mycological Progress 13: 165–170. 

37. Gao YH, Sun W, Su YY, Cai L* (2014). Three new species of Phomopsis in Gutianshan Nature Reserve in China. Mycological Progress 13: 111–121. 

38. Li YM, Shivas RG, Cai L* (2014). Three new species of Tilletia on Eriachne from north-western Australia. Mycoscience 55: 361–366.

39. Liu F, Cai L*, Crous PW, Damm U (2014). The Colletotrichum gigasporum species complex. Persoonia 33: 83–97.

40. Hyde KD*, Nilsson RH, Alias SA et al. (2014). One stop shop: backbone trees for important phytopathogenic genera: 1 (2014). Fungal Diversity 67: 21–125.

41. Luo J, Walsh E, Naik A, Zhuang W, Zhang K, Cai L, Zhang N* (2014). Temperate pine barrens and tropical Rain forests are both rich in undescribed fungi. Plos One 9: e103753.

42. Qi QY, Huang L, He LW, Han JJ, Chen Q, Cai L, Liu HW* (2014). Cochlioquinone derivatives with Apoptosis-inducing effects on HCT116 colon cancer cells from the phytopathogenic fungus Bipolaris luttrellii L439. Chemistry & Biodiversity 11: 1892–1899.

43. Wang XW*, Wang XL, Liu FJ, Zhao XM, Li J, Cai L (2014). Phylogenetic assessment of Chaetomium indicum and allied species, with the introduction of three new species and epitypification of C. funicola and C. indicum. Mycological Progress 13: 719–732.

44. Wijayawardene NN, Crous PW, Kirk PM, et al. (2014). Naming and outline of Dothideomycetes-2014. Fungal Diversity 69: 1–55.




45. Tao G. Hyde KD, Cai L* (2013). Species-specific real-time PCR detection of Colletotrichum kahawae. Journal of Applied Microbiology 114: 828–835.  

46. Tao G, Liu ZY, Liu F, Gao YH, Cai L* (2013). Endophytic Colletotrichum species from Bletilla ochracea (Orchidaceae), with descriptions of seven new species. Fungal Diversity 61: 139–164.

47. Tao G, Cai L* (2013). Molecular diagnosis of Colletotrichum kahawae by Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP). Journal of Plant Pathology 95: 519–524.

48. Zhang K, Zhang N, Cai L* (2013). Typification and phylogenetic study of Phyllosticta ampelicida and P. vaccinii. Mycologia 105: 1030–1042.

49. Zhang K, Su YY, Cai L* (2013). Morphological and phylogenetic characterization of two new species of Phyllosticta from China. Mycological Progress 12: 547–556.

50. Liu TT, Liu F, Cai L* (2013). Polyphasic characterization of Plectosphaerella oligotrophica, a new oligotrophic species from China. Mycoscience 54: 387–393.

51. Liu F, Cai L*, Crous PW, Damm U (2013). Circumscription of the anthracnose pathogens Colletotrichum lindemuthianum and C. nigrum. Mycologia 105: 844–860.

52. Liu F, Damm U, Cai L*, Crous PW (2013). Species of the Colletotrichum gloeosporioides complex associated with anthracnose diseases of Proteaceae. Fungal Diversity 61:89–105.

53. Su YY, Cai L* (2013). Rasamsonia composticola, a new thermophilic species isolated from compost in Yunnan, China Mycological Progress 12: 213–221.

54. Manamgoda DS, Udayanga D, Cai L*, Chukeatirote E and Hyde KD (2013). Endophytic Colletotrichum from tropical grasses with a new species C. endophytica. Fungal Diversity 61: 107–115.

55. Liu F, Cai L* (2013). A novel species of Gliocladiopsis from freshwater habitat in China. Cryptogamie Mycologie 34: 233–241.

56. Zhang K, Su YY, Cai L* (2013).  An optimized protocol of single spore isolation for fungi. Cryptogamie Mycologie 34: 349–356.

57. Hu DM, Liu F, Cai L* (2013). Biodiversity of aquatic fungi in China. Mycology 4: 125–168.

58. Huang F, Chen GQ, Hou X, Fu YS, Cai L, Hyde KD, Li HY* (2013). Colletotrichum species associated with cultivated citrus in China. Fungal Diversity 61: 61–74.

59. Peng LJ, Sun T, Yang YL, Cai L, Hyde KD, Bahkali AH, Liu ZY* (2013). Colletotrichum species on grape in Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, China. Mycoscience 54: 29–41.

60. Wang QX, Qi QY, Wang K, Li L, Bao L, Han JJ, Liu MM, Zhang LX, Cai L, Liu HW* (2013) Coicenals A–D, Four New Diterpenoids with New Chemical Skeletons from the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Bipolaris coicis. Organic Letters 15: 3982–3985.   

61. Sun XY, Kan S, Zhang YJ, Tan XQ, Yu YF, He HY, Zhang XY, Liu YF, Wang S, Sun WX, Cai L, Li SJ* (2013). Genetic diversity and population structure of rice pathogen Ustilaginoidea virens in China. PloS ONE 8: 2013–2019.

62. Zhang N*, Rossman AY, Seifert K, Bennett JW, Cai G, Cai L, Hillman B, Hyde KD, Luo J, Manamgoda D, Meyer W, Molnar T, Schoch C, Tadych M, White JF Jr. (2013). Impacts of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (Melbourne Code) on the scientific names of plant pathogenic fungi. APS Feature. American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN. doi:10.1094/APSFeature-2013-06.



63. Su YY, Cai L* (2012). Polyphasic characterization of three novel Phyllosticta spp. Persoonia 28: 76–84.

64. Liu F, Cai L* (2012). Morphological and molecular characterization of a novel species of Simplicillium from China. Cryptogamie Mycologie 33: 137–144.

65. Hu DM, Chen H, Cai L*, Bahkali AH, Hyde KD* (2012). Aquapeziza: a new genus from freshwater, and its morphological and phylogenetic relationships to Pezizaceae. Mycologia 104: 540–546.

66. Silva DN, Talhinhas P, Várzea V*, Cai L*, Paulo OS, Batista D (2012). Application of the Apn2/MAT locus to improve the systematics of the Colletotrichum gloeosporioides complex: an example from coffee (Coffea spp.) hosts. Mycologia 104: 396–409.

67. Liu F, Hu DM, Cai L* (2012). Conlarium duplumascospora gen. et. sp. nov. and Jobellisia guangdongensis sp. nov. from freshwater habitats in China. Mycologia 104: 1178–1186.

68. Manamgoda D, Cai L*, McKenzie, EHC, Crous PW, Madrid H, Chukeatirote E, Shivas R, Tan YP and Hyde KD* (2012). A phylogenetic and taxonomic re-evaluation of the Bipolaris-Cochliobolus-Curvularia complex. Fungal Diversity 56: 131–144.

69. Noireung P, Phoulivong S, Cai L*, McKenzie EHC, Chukeatirote E, Jones EBG, Bahkali A, Hyde KD (2012). Novel species of Colletotrichum revealed by morphology and molecular analysis. Cryptogamie Mycologie 33: 347–362.

70. Hu DM, Cai L*, Hyde KD* (2012). Three new ascomycetes from freshwater in China. Mycologia 104: 1478–1489.

71. Hu DM, Cai L*, Bahkali, AH, Hyde KD* (2012). Two new freshwater species of Annulatascaceae from China. Mycotaxon 120: 81–88.

72. Su YY, Cai L* (2012). Induction of sporulation in plant pathogenic fungi. Mycology 3: 195–200.

73. Silva DN, Talhinhas P, Cai L, Manuel L, Guichuru EK, Loureiro A, Várzea V*, Paulo OS, Batista D (2012). Host-jump drives rapid and recent ecological speciation of the emergent fungal pathogen Colletotrichum kahawae. Molecular Ecology 21: 2655–2670

74. Yang YL, Liu ZY, Cai L, Hyde KD*. (2012). New species and notes of Colletotrichum on daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.). Tropical Plant Pathology 37: 165–174.

75. Shivas R, Cai L. (2012). Cryptic fungal species unmasked. Microbiology Australia 33: 35–36.

76. Chomnunti P, Koko TW, Chukeatirote E, Hyde KD*, Cai L, Jones EBG, Kodsueb R, Hassan BA, Chen H (2012). Phylogeny of Chaetothyriaceae in northern Thailand including three new species. Mycologia 104: 382–395.

77. Schoch CLSeifert KAHuhndorf S, et al. (2012). Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. PNAS 109: 62416246.



78. Wikee S, Cai L*, Pairin N, McKenzie EHC, Su YY, Chukeatirote E, Thi HN, Bahkali AH, Moslem MA, Abdelsalam K, Hyde KD. (2011). Colletotrichum species from Jasmine (Jasminum sambac). Fungal Diversity 46: 171–182. 

79. Cai L*, Giraud T, Zhang N, Begerow D, Cai GH, Shivas RG. (2011). The evolution of species concepts and species recognition criteria in plant pathogenic fungi. Fungal Diversity 50: 121–133.

80. Su YY, Noireung P, Liu F, Hyde KD, Moslem MA, Bahkali AH, Abd-Elsalam KA, Cai L* (2011). Epitypification of Colletotrichum musae, the causative agent of banana. Mycoscience 52: 376–382.

81. Manamgoda DS, Cai L*, Bahkali AH, Chukeatirote E, Hyde KD* (2011). Cochliobolus: an overview and current status of species. Fungal Diversity 51: 3–42.

82. Cai L*, Udayanga D, Manamgoda DS, Maharachchikumbura SSN, McKenzie EHC, Guo LD, Liu XZ, Bahkali A, Hyde KD. (2011). The need to carry out re-inventory of plant pathogenic fungi. Tropical Plant Pathology 36: 205–211. 

83. Liu F, Hyde KD and Cai L* (2011). Neotypification of Colletotrichum coccodes, the causal agent of potato black dot disease and tomato anthracnose. Mycology 2: 248–254.

84. Yang YL, Cai L, Yu Z, Liu ZY*, Hyde KD. (2011). Colletotrichum species on Orchidaceae in southwest China. Cryptogamie Mycologie 32: 229–253.

85. Hawksworth DL*, Crous PW, Redhead SA, et al. (2011). The Amsterdam Declaration on Fungal Nomenclature. IMA Fungus 2: 105–112.