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30 04, 2021



Aniptodera Shearer & M.A. Mill. 1977 Index Fungorum number: IF 198 Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Sordariomycetes Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae Order: Microascales Family: Halosphaeriaceae Genus: Aniptodera Type: Aniptodera chesapeakensis Shearer & M. Mill. Aniptodera is an aquatic genus of ascomycetes that are found in both freshwater and marine habitats involved in the degradation of woody material. They are important as they can degrade lignocellulose in these habitats (Hyde et al. 1999). Many species have sticky filamentous appendages that can be used in dispersal and attachment to substrates (Sakayaroj et al. 2011).  The type species is A. chesapeakensis which was described from Chesapeakensis Bay in the USA. The genus comprises 19 species with ten marine and 11 freshwater species. Aniptodera chesapeakensis and A. limnetica are known from both habitats. None have been reported from terrestrial [...]

20 03, 2023



Fungalpedia - Note XX Monoseptella Wanas., Gafforov & K.D. Hyde Index Fungorum number: IF 554162; Facesoffungi number: FoF 04003; Fig. 1 Melanommataceae G. Winter (Pleosporales Luttr. ex M.E. Barr) was introduced by Winter (1885) which has 20 genera based on taxonomy and morphological study (Tian et al. 2015). Wanasinghe et al. (2018) reported Monoseptella as a new member of Melanommataceae based on LSU, SSU, ITS and tef sequenced data. Monoseptella is saprobic and can be found growing on dead twigs and stems of rose species. Currently, only one taxon name is listed under Monoseptella in Index Fungorum (2022). The genus is characterized by having a sexual morph with superficial ascomata, that are spherical to subglobose. The peridium consists of 5 to 7 layers of textura globosa/angularis cells that are brown, [...]

27 06, 2022



Rhynchosporium Facesoffungi - Index Fungorum - Species Fungorum - Genera of fungi - Outline of Fungi - One stop shop fungi     Rhynchosporium was characterized for the first time by Oudemans (1897) as Marsonia secalis from rye in the Netherlands. Frank (1897) found the same disease on barley and rye in Germany caused by the same pathogen. Heinsen (1901) reclassified the fungus in Rhynchosporium based on its typical beak‐shaped, one‐septate spores, naming it Rhynchosporium graminicola.. Rhynchosporium species are classified into two groups based on conidial shape (King et al. 2013). Rhynchosporium commune, R. agropyri, and R. secalis are characterized by beak-shaped conidia while R. orthosporum and R. lolii have cylindrical conidia (King et al. 2013). All the species of this genus cause scald disease on gramineous plants (Fig. 1) (King et al. 2013). Disease symptoms: [...]

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