- Ohmaki A., Okane I., Crous P.W. & Verkley G.J.M.
- Fungal Systematics and Evolution
- 11: 1–10
A nectrioid fungus forming a pinkish colony with mainly solitary phialides producing ellipsoid, aseptate conidia
in mucoid packets was isolated from Dirinaria applanata. Our taxonomic study based on morphology and phylogenetic
analysis using ITS rDNA sequences revealed that the isolates represented a member of the genus Cylindromonium. Based
on further morphological examination, nucleotide sequence comparison, and phylogenetic analysis based on LSU rDNA,
tef1, and rpb2 in addition to the phylogenetic analysis using the ITS rDNA sequences, the fungus from Dirinaria represents
a new species, which is described here as Cylindromonium dirinariae sp. nov. Furthermore, inoculation experiments
revealed that this species can also produce perithecia when inoculated on the host lichen in laboratory environments.
Key words: culture; inoculation; lichenicolous fungi; Nectriaceae; new taxon; phylogeny.
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