Volume 14 - 2023 Issue 1
1. Endophytic fungi in green manure crops; friends or foe?
Abeywickrama PD et al. (2023)
Volume 13 - 2022 Issue 2 (SI Fungal Evolution)
9. Special Issue: Fungal Evolution, in honour of the Academician Professor Yu Li’s 80th Birthday
Hyde Kevin David et al. (2023)
5. Comparative genomics provides new insights into the evolution of Colletotrichum
Chen YP et al. (2022)
4. Large-scale genome investigations reveal insights into domestication of cultivated mushrooms
Fu YP et al. (2022)
2. Phylogenetic diversity and affiliation of tropical African ectomycorrhizal fungi
Houdanon RD et al. (2022)
Volume 5 - 2014 - Issue 2
1. Campylospora leptosoma sp. nov. and characteristics of Campylospora spp., based on morphology and on ITS sequences
Authors: Marvanová L, Laichmanová M
Recieved: 01 February 2014, Accepted: 24 February 2014, Published: 06 March 2014
Campylospora leptosoma is described as new species. C. filicladia and C. parvula are lectotypified, epitypes of C. filicladia and C. parvula are established. ITS–based phylogenetic analysis of 18 isolates of four species of Campylospora confirms monophyly of the genus. Delimitation of C. chaetocladia, C. filicladia and C. parvula based on morphology is supported by phylogenetic analysis. C. leptosoma, although morphologically homogeneous, falls into two groups: one forms a well supported sister clade of C. parvula, the other an unsupported sister clade of C. chaetocladia.
Keywords: aquatic hyphomycetes – Campylospora chaetocladia – C. filicladia – C. parvula – epitypes – lectotypes
2. New species and combinations of some New Zealand agarics belonging to Clitopilus, Lyophyllum, Gerhardtia, Clitocybe, Hydnangium, Mycena, Rhodocollybia and Gerronema
Authors: Cooper JA
Recieved: 17 January 2014, Accepted: 20 February 2014, Published: 10 March 2014
A number of newly described species, new combinations and new records of New Zealand agaric fungi are introduced together with diagnostic descriptions, phylogenetic position and additional notes. The new species are Clitopilus kamaka, Lyophyllum moncalvoanum, Gerhardtia pseudosaponacea, Clitocybe brunneocaperata, Hydnangium kanuka. The new combinations are Rhodocollybia purpurata and Gerrronema waikanaensis. Mycena stevensoniae is a nom. nov. for Crinipellis roseola, and the new record for New Zealand is Lyophyllum atratum.
Keywords: agarics – clitopilus – collybia – fungi – gerhardtia – gerronema – hydnangium –lyophyllum – mycena – new species – New Zealand – rhodocollybia
Authors: Aravindakshan DM, Manimohan P
Recieved: 01 January 2014, Accepted: 25 February 2014, Published: 16 March 2014
Three new species of the agaric genus Mycena (M. lomamaya, M. jatila and M. pelava) are described from Kerala State, India and are assigned to sect. Longisetae. Comprehensive descriptions, photographs, and comparisons with phenetically similar species are provided. A key to the species of Mycena sect. Longisetae known from Kerala is given.
Keywords: Agaricales – Basidiomycota – biodiversity – Mycenaceae – taxonomy
4. A comparative species listing of myxomycetes from tropical (Philippines) and temperate (United States) forests
Authors: dela Cruz TEE, Rea MAD, Tran HTM, Ko Ko TW and Stephenson SL
Recieved: 05 December 2013, Accepted: 10 March 2014, Published: 18 March 2014
In terms of their flora and fauna, tropical forests are generally reported to be characterized by higher species diversity than temperate forests. Can this also be true for microorganisms such as myxomycetes? In the present study, three lowland tropical forests in the Philippines and three mid-latitude temperate forests in north central Arkansas in the United States were surveyed for myxomycetes with the moist chamber technique as it applies to these organisms. Results indicated that more species of myxomycetes were associated with samples of aerial litter (dead but still attached plant parts), forest floor litter and woody twigs collected in Arkansas than for those collected in the Philippines. A higher value for taxonomic diversity also was noted for the temperate forests. However, 19 species listed herein are new records for the Philippines. In the present study, a comparison of the taxonomic diversity of myxomycetes in relation to the number of moist chamber replications was carried out, and this showed that a difference of as many as eight species could occur between what was recorded from a single culture and a series of three cultures prepared from the same sample. Clearly, many of these species could be missed if only a single culture is prepared for a particular sample.
Keywords: biodiversity – ecoregions – moist chamber replication – slime molds – species list
Authors: Chuaseeharonnachai C, Somrithipol S, Boonyuen N
Recieved: 17 February 2014, Accepted: 14 March 2014, Published: 29 March 2014
Fusticepsmultiseptata sp. nov., collected from submerged leaves in Thailand, is described and illustrated. It produces pale brown, clavate, transversely multi-septate conidia with conspicuous cup-shaped projections. It differs from the all other Fusticeps species in having numerous branched conidiophores. The morphology of this new taxon is compared with all accepted species in the genus and key to the Fusticeps species is provided.
Keywords: Aero-aquatic fungi – freshwater environment – submerged substrata – systematics
6. New records of Agaricaceae (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) from Araripe Nacional Forest, Ceará State, Brazil
Authors: Nascimento CC, Alves MH
Recieved: 30 January 2014, Accepted: 12 March 2014, Published: 31 March 2014
Nascimento CC, Alves MH 2014 – New records of Agaricaceae An account is given of some new records of Agaricaceae species collected in fragments of the Araripe National Forest in the following municipalities of Ceará state: Barbalha, Crato and Santana do Cariri. As preliminary results, a total of six species belonging to five genera have been identified: Agaricusstijvei, Chlorophyllumhortense, Cystolepiota seminuda and Lepiotaplumbicolor are new records from the Northeast of Brazil, while Leucocoprinusbirnbaumii and Leucocoprinusfragilissimus are new records from the state of Ceará. Complete morphological descriptions, notes, drawings and color pictures of the basidiomes are provided.
Keywords: Basidiomycetes – mushrooms – Northeast Brazil – taxonomy
Authors: Selçuk F, Hüseyin E, Şahin A, Cebeci CC
Recieved: 26 February 2014, Accepted: 22 March 2014, Published: 04 April 2014
Hyphomycetous specimens were collected in forest ecosystems of the middle and east Black Sea coastal region. Sixty-nine taxa in 50 genera were recorded on various substrates including 20 plant families. Sporidesmium, Pseudospiropes, Passalora, Periconia, Ramularia, Helminthosporium, Taeniolella, Monodictys, Bispora, Chalara, Trichothecium, Tubercularia and Volutella were the common fungal genera. Fagaceae, Betulaceae, Buxaceae, Ulmaceae and Pinaceae are common host plant families.
Keywords: Fungal diversity – hyphomycetes – microfungi
Authors: Spooren M
Recieved: 28 January 2014, Accepted: 24 March 2014, Published: 13 April 2014
Collection of a coelomycete belonging to the genus Bloxamia, on submerged stem litter of the Cyperoid plants, Schoenoplectus lacustris, S. tabernaemontani and Eleocharis palustris near Eindhoven, the Netherlands, revealed an undescribed species. The new fungus is described and illustrated herein as Bloxamia hesterae sp. nov. and compared with other species in the genus.
Keywords: Aquatic fungi – asexual fungi – Europe – helophytes
Authors: Ariyawansa HA, Kang JC, Alias SA, Chukeatirote E, Hyde KD
Recieved: 09 March 2014, Accepted: 05 April 2014, Published: 20 April 2014
This is the first in a series of papers in which we revisit genera of fungi to provide baseline data for future study. In this article we examine the genus Pyrenophora and provide details of morphology, phylogeny and the current status of species. Pyrenophora is a genus of saprobic and plant pathogenic fungi with a worldwide distribution, commonly associated with leaves, wood, cereals and other grasses. A phylogeny for Pyrenophora (sexual state of Drechslera) and allied genera is presented based on analysis of ITS, GPDH, RPB2, nrSSU and nrLSU DNA sequence datasets. Pyrenophora is a monophyletic genus in Pleosporaceae. Pyrenophora sexual states cluster with their expected Drechslera asexual states. As a genus can now only have one name we synonymise Drechslera underPyrenophora.
Keywords: GPDH – RPB2 – Epitypification – Nomenclature
10. Revealing the antimicrobial and enzymatic potentials of culturable fungal endophytes from tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes spp.)
Authors: Lee JM, Tan WS, Ting ASY
Recieved: 28 January 2014, Accepted: 24 March 2014, Published: 21 April 2014
In recent years, fungal endophytes from diverse host species have been extensively studied for valuable compounds (enzymes, antimicrobial compounds). Investigations on fungal endophytes from tropical Nepenthes spp. are however limited, despite hosting a wide range of macro- and microorganisms. In this study, we explored fungal endophytes from N. ampullaria and N. mirabilis for enzymatic and antimicrobial potential. A total of 26 isolates were obtained and they demonstrated a variety of enzymatic activities, mostly producing cellulase, chitinase, lipase and L- asparaginase. These endophytes also have antifungal activity. Sequencing results on 12 selected isolates revealed a diverse endophytic community, comprising mainly of the species complex of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (and its teleomorph Glomerella) (3 isolates), Phomopsis sp.(2 isolates), Trichoderma asperellum, Penicillium simplicissimum and Aspergillus terreus. Several uncommon species were also revealed-Lasiodiplodia, Isaria, Sarcosomataceae and a yeast-like fungi Meyerozyma guilliermondii. We revealed the diversity and the novel profiling of enzymatic and antimicrobial potential of endophytes from Nepenthes.
Keywords: antibacterial – antifungal – enzymes – Nepenthes ampullaria – Nepenthes mirabilis
Authors: Almeida DAC, Gusmão LFP and Miller AN
Recieved: 12 February 2014, Accepted: 27 March 2014, Published: 28 April 2014
During an investigation of ascomycetes carried out in one area of Caatinga and three enclaves of the Atlantic Forest in the semi-arid region of Brazil, we found ten interesting species of hysteriaceous ascomycetes. Psiloglonium clavisporum and Rhytidhysteron opuntiae are new records for South America and Anteaglonium abbreviatum, Hysterium angustatum and Hysterobrevium smilacis are new records for Brazil. All species are described, illustrated and discussed.
Keywords: biodiversity – taxonomy – tropical microfungi
12. Rectipilus stromatoides sp. nov. (Agaricales, Basidiomycota), a new cyphelloid fungus from the Brazilian Amazon
Authors: Gorjón SP, de Jesus MA
Recieved: 06 March 2014, Accepted: 04 April 2014, Published: 29 April 2014
A new cyphelloid species, Rectipilus stromatoides is described from the Brazilian Amazon. It is characterized by the basidiomes disposed in a pinkish stromatic structure and microscopically by the presence of cystidiols and the size of the basidiospores. The species is compared with the similar species. A key to the accepted species of Rectipilus is provided.
Keywords: Brazil – corticioids – South America – tropical rainforest