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Phylogenetic relationships among false truffle genera of Paxillaceae-, and , gen. nov.

Mycologia 2021 Jun 10:1-14. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Carrer Massaballs 10, 17118 Sant Sadurní de l'Heura, Girona, Spain.

A phylogenetic analysis of nuc rDNA internal transcribed spacer region ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 (ITS), nuc rDNA 28S domains D1-D2 (28S), and the region between conserved domains 6 and 7 of RNA polymerase II second largest subunit () from multiple species of and revealed four major clades, proposed here as distinct genera: s. str. Read More

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New species and a new record of Phylloporia from Benin.

Sci Rep 2021 Apr 23;11(1):8879. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Ecology, Universität Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, Kassel, Germany.

Species of the wood-decay genus Phylloporia (Hymenochaetaceae, Hymenochaetales, Basidiomycota) are widely distributed in the tropics. Phylloporia species are, however, morphologically and ecologically diverse, which makes morphology-based species identification challenging. In this study, we re-examined species of Phylloporia reported from Benin (West Africa). Read More

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Multiple-marker phylogeny and morphological evidence reveal two new species in Steccherinaceae (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) from Asia.

MycoKeys 2021 5;78:169-186. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

CAS Key Laboratory of Forest Ecology and Management, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110164, China.

Two new wood-inhabiting fungi, and , are proposed and described from Asia based on ITS, nrLSU and molecular phylogeny and morphological characteristics. is characterized by a stipitate basidiocarp, velutinate pileal surface concentrically zoned, hydnoid hymenophore, a dimitic hyphal system in spine trama and monomitic in context, absence of gloeocystidia, presence of cystidioles and the non-amyloid, cylindrical to ellipsoid basidiospores. is characterized by a laterally stipitate basidiocarp with flabelliform to semicircular pileus, hirtellous pileal surface with appressed coarse hair and concentrically zoned and sulcate, tiny pores (10-12 per mm), a dimitic hyphal system, absence of any type of cystidia, short clavate basidia and thin-walled, smooth, cylindrical to allantoid basidiospores. Read More

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Corticioid basidiomycetes associated with bark beetles, including seven new Entomocorticium species from North America and Cylindrobasidium ipidophilum, comb. nov.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2021 May 1;114(5):561-579. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, 50014, USA.

Seven new Entomocorticium species (Peniophoraceae) are described based on morphology and phylogenetic analyses. Along with the type species (E. dendroctoni), Entomocorticium comprises eight species of nutritional symbionts of pine bark beetles in North America. Read More

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The Role of Oxidoreductase-Like Protein Olp1 in Sexual Reproduction and Virulence of .

Microorganisms 2020 Nov 4;8(11). Epub 2020 Nov 4.

State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China.

is a basidiomycete human fungal pathogen causing lethal meningoencephalitis, mainly in immunocompromised patients. Oxidoreductases are a class of enzymes that catalyze redox, playing a crucial role in biochemical reactions. In this study, we identified one oxidoreductase-like protein-encoding gene and investigated its role in the sexual reproduction and virulence of . Read More

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November 2020

Four mycelial strains of Entoloma clypeatum species complex form ectomycorrhiza-like roots with Pyrus betulifolia seedlings in vitro, and one develops fruiting bodies 2 months after inoculation.

Mycorrhiza 2021 Jan 26;31(1):31-42. Epub 2020 Oct 26.

Fungus/Mushroom Resource and Research Center, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, 4-101 Koyama, Tottori, 680-8553, Japan.

Entoloma clypeatum species complex (ECSC) forms ectomycorrhiza-like roots (EMLR) with host plant species of Rosaceae or Ulmaceae. The EMLR colonized with ECSC are characterized by a thick fungal mantle, absence of a Hartig net structure, and collapse of the apical meristem caused by hyphal invasion. Some researchers have suggested parasitism of ECSC because of this unique mode of colonization; however, the nature of the interaction between ECSC and host plants has not been investigated in co-culture because of the difficulty of culturing this group of fungi. Read More

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January 2021

Two New Species of (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) from Korea.

Mycobiology 2020 Jul 17;48(4):288-295. Epub 2020 Jul 17.

School of Biological Sciences and Institute of Microbiology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Species of (Hydnangiaceae, Agaricales, and Basidiomycota) are well-known ectomycorrhizal symbionts of a broad range of hosts. species are characterized by brown, orange, or purple colored basidiocarps, and globose or oblong, echinulate and multinucleate basidiospores. While some species are easily identified at the species level using only the morphological characteristics, others are hard to distinguish at the species level due to small differences in morphology. Read More

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Recovered From Olive Trees () in Turkey Reveal Allopatry With African and South American Lineages.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2019 8;9:384. Epub 2019 Nov 8.

Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana, Turkey.

species are life-threatening human fungal pathogens that cause cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in both immunocompromised and healthy hosts. The natural environmental niches of include pigeon () guano, soil, and a variety of tree species such as , and spp. Genetic and genomic studies of extensive sample collections have provided insights into the population distribution and composition of different species in geographic regions around the world. Read More

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Patterns of allele distribution in a hybrid population of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex.

Mycoses 2020 Mar 9;63(3):275-283. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Background: The sister yeast species Cryptococcus neoformans (serotype A) and Cryptococcus deneoformans (serotype D) are causative agents of deadly cryptococcosis and fungal meningoencephalitis. These haploid yeasts can hybridise in nature, giving rise to AD hybrids that are predominantly diploid or aneuploid. Despite their increasing prevalence in clinical settings, much remains unknown about the allelic distribution patterns in AD hybrid strains. Read More

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sp. nov. (Hymenochaetales, Basidiomycota) from China.

MycoKeys 2019 22;57:101-111. Epub 2019 Aug 22.

Institute of Microbiology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China Beijing Forestry University Beijing China.

(Hymenochaetales) is described as new based on collections made from Shennongjia Forestry District, Hubei Province, China. All studied basidiocarps grew on living trunks of sp. This new species is characterized by having perennial, effused-reflexed to pileate basidiocarps; pore surface brownish yellow or yellowish brown, pores 7-9 per mm; context 1-5 mm thick or almost invisible; setae ventricose, dark brown, 26-42 × 7-10 μm; basidia 4-sterigmate or occasionally 2-sterigmate; basidiospores broadly ellipsoid, smooth, brownish yellow, slightly thick-walled, mostly 3. Read More

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Two new species of from temperate Himalayan Oak forests of Pakistan.

MycoKeys 2019 10;56:33-47. Epub 2019 Jul 10.

Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

The genus is poorly studied from Asia. From Pakistan, only one species has been reported so far. Two new species in the genus have been collected from Himalayan oak forests of Pakistan. Read More

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Phylogeny and diversity of (Polyporaceae, Basidiomycota).

MycoKeys 2019 12;54:77-98. Epub 2019 Jun 12.

Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Tree Breeding by Molecular Design, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China.

Four species of , , , and are described as new and is proposed as a new combination, based on morphological characteristics and molecular phylogenetic analyses inferred from internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and large subunit nuclear ribosomal RNA gene (nLSU) sequences. , and occur in China, occurs in the USA, and the distribution of is extended from New Zealand to Australia. is characterized by the distinct narrow oblong basidiospores measuring 10. Read More

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Reinstatement of the corticioid genus (Hymenochaetales, Basidiomycota) with a new species from Hubei, Central China.

MycoKeys 2019 8;51:85-96. Epub 2019 May 8.

State Key Laboratory of Mycology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China.

The monotypic genus was previously considered to be a later synonym of . With the morphological and phylogenetic evidence provided by an additional four East Asian specimens, we propose to reinstate as an independent genus in Hymenochaetales. morphologically differs from by its grandinioid hymenophore with hyphal strands, numerous thick-walled cystidia with an invaginated apical end and narrowly and thick-walled basidia. Read More

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Molecular and morphological evidence reveal a new genus and species in Auriculariales from tropical China.

MycoKeys 2018 20(35):27-39. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Mycothèque de l'Université catholique de Louvain (MUCL, BCCMTM), Earth and Life Institute - Microbiology (ELIM), Université catholique de Louvain, Croix du Sud 2 bte L7.05.06, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

is proposed based on DNA sequences data and morphological characteristics. It is known so far from southern, tropical China. The new species is characterised by an annual, resupinate basidiocarp with a shallow, subporoid hymenophore, a hymenium restricted to the bottom of the tubes, a dimitic hyphal system, presence of encrusted skeletocystidia and dendrohyphidia, longitudinally septate basidia and smooth, oblong-ellipsoid to cylindrical, acyanophilous basidiospores. Read More

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Studies in the Stypella vermiformis group (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota).

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2019 May 8;112(5):753-764. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1172, Blindern, 0318, Oslo, Norway.

Stypella vermiformis is a heterobasidiomycete producing minute gelatinous basidiocarps on rotten wood of conifers in the Northern Hemisphere. In the current literature, Stypella papillata, the genus type of Stypella (described from Brazil), is treated as a taxonomic synonym of S. vermiformis. Read More

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Additions to tribe Chromosereae (Basidiomycota, Hygrophoraceae) from China, including gen. nov. and a first report of .

MycoKeys 2018 28(38):59-76. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

State Key Laboratory of Applied Microbiology Southern China, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Microbial Culture Collection and Application, Guangdong Open Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, Guangdong Institute of Microbiology, Guangzhou 510070, China Guangdong Institute of Microbiology Guangzhou China.

, typified by , is described upon morphological and molecular evidence. The new genus is characterised by its sinuate to subdecurrent or short deccurent, usually furcate and interveined and relatively distant lamellae, dry and whitish tomentose stipe, thin-walled ellipsoid to oviod, non-constricted basidiospores and particularly elongated basidia and a ratio of basidiospore to basidium length of >5 to 8; it is close to genera and of the tribe Chromosereae, but morphologically differs from in less umbilicate basidiomata, tomentose stipe and usually longer basidia and differs from in more robust basidioma and less glutinous pileus and/or stipe surface. Phylogenetic analyses, with ITS-LSU-RPB2 data, also indicate that forms a very distinct and independent clade at the generic level. Read More

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and , two new genera of phanerochaetoid fungi (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) from East Asia.

MycoKeys 2018 17(39):75-96. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Department of Plant Pathology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan National Chung Hsing University Taichung Taiwan.

Two new genera with phylogenetic affinities to s.l. are presented, namely and . Read More

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September 2018

Three new species of s.l. (Russulales, Basidiomycota) from southern China.

MycoKeys 2018 3(37):93-107. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Beijing Advanced Innovation Centre for Tree Breeding by Molecular Design, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China Beijing Forestry University Beijing China.

Three new species of s.l. with corticioid basidiomata are described and illustrated from southern China based on morphological evidence and phylogenetic analyses of ITS and nrLSU sequence data. Read More

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Papiliotrema plantarum sp. nov., a novel tremellaceous sexual yeast species.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018 Jun 20;68(6):1937-1941. Epub 2018 Apr 20.

UCIBIO-REQUIMTE, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal.

During a survey of the yeast community associated with the phylloplane of corn in Thailand, a basidiomycetous yeast strain belonging to the genus Papiliotrema was isolated. Analyses of the D1/D2 domains of the 26S (LSU) rRNA gene and complete ITS region supported the recognition of a novel species, for which the name Papiliotrema plantarum sp. nov. Read More

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Bulk isolation of basidiospores from wild mushrooms by electrostatic attraction with low risk of microbial contaminations.

AMB Express 2017 Dec 25;7(1):28. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

Department of Molecular Wood Biotechnology and Technical Mycology, Büsgen-Institute, Georg-August-University Göttingen, 37077, Göttingen, Germany.

The basidiospores of most Agaricomycetes are ballistospores. They are propelled off from their basidia at maturity when Buller's drop develops at high humidity at the hilar spore appendix and fuses with a liquid film formed on the adaxial side of the spore. Spores are catapulted into the free air space between hymenia and fall then out of the mushroom's cap by gravity. Read More

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December 2017

Three new species of Physalacria from China, with a key to the Asian taxa.

Jiao Qin Zhu L Yang

Mycologia 2016 Jan-Feb;108(1):215-26. Epub 2015 Nov 9.

Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China

Three new and one previously described species of Physalacria (Physalacriaceae, Agaricales) are reported from China. Specimens of two additional species described from Malaysia and North America were studied for comparison. Placements of these species were corroborated based on morphological observations and molecular evidence from partial sequences of the nuc rDNA internal transcribed spacer regions (ITS) and the 28S D1-D3 region, and genes for translation elongation factor 1-α (tef1α) and the second largest subunit of RNA polymerase II (rpb2). Read More

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Five new species of Inocybe (Agaricales) from tropical India.

Mycologia 2016 Jan-Feb;108(1):110-22. Epub 2015 Oct 21.

Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Kerala, 673 635, India

Five new species of Inocybe, I. iringolkavensis, I. keralensis, I. Read More

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Hyphoderma pinicola sp. nov. of H. setigerum complex (Basidiomycota) from Yunnan, China.

Bot Stud 2014 Dec 9;55(1):71. Epub 2014 Oct 9.

Department of Biology, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, 404, Taiwan.

Backgroud: Hyphoderma setigerum (Fr.) Donk is a white-rot wood-decaying corticoid fungal species. It occurs worldwide from tropical to temperate regions. Read More

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December 2014

Biological characteristics of teleomorph and optimized in vitro fruiting conditions of the Hoelen medicinal mushroom, Wolfiporia extensa (Higher Basidiomycetes).

Int J Med Mushrooms 2014 ;16(5):421-9

Key Laboratory of Agro-Microbial Resource and Development (Ministry of Agriculture), Institute of Applied Mycology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Wolfiporia extensa is a basidiomycetous brown rot fungus and is of well-known medicinal import in China, Japan, and other Asiatic countries. Fruiting body induction is of major relevance for basic biological research and for their use in industrial applications. Based on the evaluation of the effects of temperature, time in the dark before induction and culture, and wounding treatment on fruiting, this report describes the most efficient protocol for inducing fruiting of W. Read More

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Basidioascus persicus sp. nov., a yeast-like species of the order Geminibasidiales isolated from soil.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014 Sep 13;64(Pt 9):3046-3052. Epub 2014 Jun 13.

Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5.

A novel species of basidiomycetes was isolated from kitchen garden soil in Shahryar city, Tehran province, Iran. Molecular and conventional methods were employed to identify and classify this single isolate. Morphologically, the isolate was considered yeast-like with hyaline and oval cells reproducing by monopolar budding, forming ballistoconidia, hyphae, arthroconidia and didymospores. Read More

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September 2014

First Report of Ustilago cynodontis Causing Smut of Cynodon dactylon in Washington State, United States.

Plant Dis 2014 Feb;98(2):280

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Oregon State University, Hermiston.

Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is an important warm-season perennial turf and forage grass that is typically grown in warm, tropical and subtropical climates. Smutted inflorescences of bermudagrass were observed and collected in Benton County, Washington, United States, in October of 2012 in an unmanaged, naturalized area located near the banks of the Columbia River and adjacent to large expanses of managed turf containing bermudagrass. The climate in this area is favorable to bermudagrass due to the relatively mild winters and hot, dry summers that usually occur in this region. Read More

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February 2014

Basidioascus and Geminibasidium: a new lineage of heat-resistant and xerotolerant basidiomycetes.

Mycologia 2013 Sep-Oct;105(5):1231-50. Epub 2013 May 25.

Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5.

Using a heat-treatment method, two genera of heat-resistant and xerotolerant basidiomycetes were isolated from soil samples. These two genera, Basidioascus and Geminibasidium gen. nov. Read More

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Evidence for mitotic recombination within the basidia of a hybrid cross of Cryptococcus neoformans.

PLoS One 2013 14;8(5):e62790. Epub 2013 May 14.

Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

In the majority of diploid eukaryotes, each meiotic process generates four haploid gametes with each containing a single recombinant nucleus. In some species and/or some meiotic processes, aneuploid or diploid gametes can also be generated due to chromosomal non-disjunction and/or the co-packaging of two of the four haploid nuclei into the same gamete. Here we show that another process is involved in generating genotypes of sexual progeny from a hybrid cross between two divergent lineages of the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Read More

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December 2013

European species of Clavaria (Agaricales, Agaricomycetes) with dark basidiomata - a morphological and molecular study.

Persoonia 2012 Dec 20;29:133-45. Epub 2012 Dec 20.

Slovak National Museum-Natural History Museum, Vajanského nábr. 2, P.O. Box 13, 810 06 Bratislava, Slovakia; corresponding author e-mail: .

Clavaria species with dark basidiomata occurring in Europe were analysed using morphological and molecular methods. Morphological analyses revealed four groups containing seven Clavaria species with dark basidiomata. Phylogenetic analysis of the LSU nrDNA region confirmed the separate positions of all seven Clavaria species within the genus. Read More

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December 2012

New species and distribution records for Clavulina (Cantharellales, Basidiomycota) from the Guiana Shield, with a key to the lowland neotropical taxa.

Fungal Biol 2012 Dec 7;116(12):1263-74. Epub 2012 Nov 7.

Department of Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521, USA.

Three new and one previously described species of Clavulina (Clavulinaceae, Cantharellales, Basidiomycota) are reported from the central Guiana Shield region from tropical rainforests dominated by ectomycorrhizal trees of the leguminous genus Dicymbe (Fabaceae subfam. Caesalpinioideae). We provide morphological, DNA sequence, habitat, and fruiting occurrence data for each species. Read More

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December 2012