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 9 - 2018 - Issue 1 - Closed
Authors: Jayawardena RS, Hyde KD, Chethana KWT, Daranagama DA, Dissanayake AJ, Goonasekara ID, Manawasinghe IS, Mapook A, Jayasiri SC, Karunarathna A, Li CG, Phukhamsakda C, Senanayake IC, Wanasinghe DN, Camporesi E, Bulgakov TS, Li XH, Liu M, Zhang W, Yan JY
Recieved: 30 November 2017, Accepted: 29 January 2018, Published: 05 February 2018
This is the third paper in the series, Mycosphere notes, wherein we provide notes on various fungal taxa. In this set of notes, we deal with species found on the grape genus, Vitis, one of the most important economically important crops, grown worldwide. We provide notes on 67 taxa, including two new species, Alternaria italica and Alfaria vitis, an asexual morph for Alfaria cyperi-esculenti and 41 new host records or distribution records. The taxonomic placement of most taxa discussed in this study is based on a modern taxonomic framework based on analysis of multi-gene sequence data.
Keywords: 2 new species – Alfaria vitis – Alternaria italica – Grapevine – Molecular phylogeny – New host records – Saprotrophs
Authors: Wijayawardene NN, Hyde KD, Divakar PK, Rajeshkumar KC, Weerahewa D, Delgado G, Wang Y, Fu L
Recieved: 27 November 2017, Accepted: 22 January 2018, Published: 09 February 2018
Taxonomic knowledge of the Ascomycota, is rapidly changing because of use of molecular data, thus continuous updates of existing taxonomic data with new data is essential. In the current paper, we compile existing data of several genera missing from the recently published “Notes for genera-Ascomycota”. This includes 206 entries.
Keywords: Asexual genera – Data bases – Sexual genera – Taxonomy
3. Cantharellus subg. Pseudocantharellus (Hydnaceae, Cantharellales) revisited: one epityfication, one new synonym and one new species
Authors: Buyck B, Hofstetter V
Recieved: 18 January 2018, Accepted: 20 February 2018, Published: 21 February 2018
Cantharellus rhodophyllus is epitypified with a recent collection from the African rain forest and full barcode ITS sequences are provided. After a detailed comparison of the original descriptions and these new collections, C. subincarnatus – introduced as a new name for the invalid C. incarnatus – is considered a later synonym. Phylogenetic analysis using tef-1 sequence data place C. rhodophyllus in Cantharellus subg. Pseudocantharellus and demonstrate that C. subincarnatus subsp. rubrosalmoneus from Madagascar is an independent species that is more closely related to C. miniatescens.
Keywords: 1 new species – Barcoding – Cantharellus rhodophyllus – Cantharellus subincarnatus – Cantharellus rubrosalmoneus – ITS – tef-1
Authors: Lin WR, Wang PH, Hsieh SY, Tsai CH, Hsiao SC
Recieved: 05 January 2018, Accepted: 16 February 2018, Published: 23 February 2018
The yeasts were observed attached to the mouthparts, wings, and forelegs of migratory butterflies in Taiwan. Fifty-eight dominant yeast strains yeasts were isolated from 56 Euploea butterflies and identified by rDNA ITS and D1/D2 sequencing. The yeasts which associated with Euploea butterflies included ascomycetous yeasts, such as Aureobasidium sp., Candida chanthaburiensis, C. corydalis, Metschnikowia koreensis, Metschnikowia sp., and Debaryomyces hansenii; and basidiomycetous yeasts, such as Cryptococcus rajasthanensis, Dirkmeia churashimaensis, Filobasidium globisporum, Hannaella pagnoccae, Papiliotrema flavescens, Pseudozyma hubeiensis, P. tsukubaensis, Pseudozyma sp., Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, R. subericola, and Rhodosporidiobolus poonsookiae. The most common yeast, Candida corydalis, associated with 4 migratory Euploea species and seemed transmitted through nectar. When the butterflies feed on nectar, bask in the sun on the leaf, sip at the moisture on leaves, in puddles or wet sand and soil, they come into contact with yeasts. This is the first report about the yeast microbiome of migratory butterflies.
Keywords: insect-fungus associations – insect microbiome – milkweed butterflies – Saccharomycotina
Authors: Ekanayaka AH, Hyde KD, Jones EBG, Zhao Q
Recieved: 06 December 2017, Accepted: 22 January 2018, Published: 27 February 2018
The family Orbiliaceae is characterized by small, yellowish, sessile to sub-stipitate apothecia, inoperculate asci and asymmetrical globose to fusoid ascospores. Morphological and phylogenetic studies were carried out on new collections of Orbiliaceae from Thailand and revealed Hyalorbilia erythrostigma, Hyalorbilia inflatula, Orbilia stipitata sp. nov., Orbilia leucostigma and Orbilia caudata. Our new species is confirmed to be divergent from other Orbiliaceae species based on morphological examination and molecular phylogenetic analyses of ITS and LSU sequence data. Descriptions and figures are provided for the taxa which are also compared with allied taxa.
Keywords: apothecia – discomycetes – inoperculate – phylogeny – taxonomy