Freshwater ascomycetes: Coniochaeta gigantospora sp. nov. based on morphological and molecular data

Huzefa A. Raja, Jacques Fournier, Carol A. Shearer, Andrew N. Miller

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Abstract

Coniochaeta gigantospora collected from submerged wood in a freshwater habitat in France is described and illustrated as a new species in the family Coniochaetaceae (Coniochaetales, Ascomycota). This placement is based on morphology and phylogenetic analyses of partial nuclear ribosomal 28S large subunit and complete internal transcribed spacer DNA sequence data. Coniochaeta gigantospora is distinguished from other Coniochaeta species in possessing unusually large, ellipsoid, nearly equilateral, olivaceous to olivaceous-brown ascospores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-380
Number of pages8
JournalMycoscience
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Aquatic fungi
  • ITS
  • LSU
  • Sordariomycetes
  • Submerged wood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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