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A new endophytic ascomycete from El Eden Ecological Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/14002
Abstract:
During a preliminary survey to report the biodiversity of endophytic fungi associated with leaves of some woody plants from El Eden Ecological Reserve in Mexico, a new fungus was isolated from Callicarpa acuminata leaves. Cultures of this fungus on PDA form a white floccose colony with a reddish-brown reverse and a mycelium that develops by 90° angle branches and intertwining of hyphae to form rope-like strands and coils. In addition, this endophytic fungus does not form reproductive structures. Based on morphological and DNA sequence analyses, this fungus is proposed to be a member of the Pleosporaceae (Pleosporales) and has not been previously described. Edenia gen. nov. is described and illustrated to accommodate E. gomezpompae.
Author(s):
Gonzalez, M.C. , Anaya, A.L. , Glenn, A.E. , Saucedo-Garcia, A. , Macias-Rubalcava, M.L. , Hanlin, R.T.
Subject(s):
Ascomycota , endophytes , biodiversity , leaves , Callicarpa , mycelium , hyphae , fungal anatomy , nucleotide sequences , microbial genetics , molecular systematics , new genus , new species , forest trees , tropical forests , Mexico
Format:
p. 251-260.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Mycotaxon 2007 July-Sept, v. 101
Language:
English
Year:
2007
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
File:
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Rights:
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