Teichospora and the Teichosporaceae
2016 (English)In: Mycological progress, ISSN 1617-416X, E-ISSN 1861-8952, Vol. 15, no 3, 31Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
A multigene analysis of a combined ITS, LSU, SSU, rpb2 and tef1 sequence data matrix was applied to infer the phylogenetic position of the genus Teichospora in the Pleosporales, based on isolates from freshly collected material of the generic type T. trabicola and several additional species. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that Misturatosphaeria and Floricola are synonyms of Teichospora. All species of these genera and several species recently described in the genus Curreya belong to Teichospora and are thus combined in this genus. Also, Melanomma radicans and Ramusculicola thailandica are combined in Teichospora. The new name Teichospora parva is established for Misturatosphaeria minima. Three new species, T. melanommoides, T. pusilla and T. rubriostiolata, are described, and an expanded description of T. mariae is given. The family Teichosporaceae is currently confined to Teichospora, which can be phylogenetically clearly separated from Lophiostoma, the type genus of the Lophiostomataceae. The family name Floricolaceae is a synonym of Teichosporaceae. All species described here form apically free paraphyses among immature asci. This finding contradicts the current general dogma that apically free paraphyses are absent in the Pleosporales and questions the wide use of the term pseudoparaphysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 15, no 3, 31
Ascomycota, Cucurbitaria, Phylogenetic analysis, Pleosporales, Strickeria, Teichosporella
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282479DOI: 10.1007/s11557-016-1171-2ISI: 000371410400012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-282479DiVA: diva2:917128