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Published: 2014-08-20

Phylogenetic placement of Bahusandhika, Cancellidium and Pseudoepicoccum (asexual Ascomycota)

Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa 403206, India
Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa 403206, India Nurture Earth R&D Pvt Ltd, MIT Campus, Aurangabad-431028, India;
Institute of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
Department of Botany, Goa University, Goa 403206, India
anamorphic fungi ITS LSU phylogeny

Abstract

Most hyphomycetous conidial fungi cannot be presently placed in a natural classification. They need recollecting and sequencing so that phylogenetic analysis can resolve their taxonomic affinities. The type species of the asexual genera, Bahusandhika, Cancellidium and Pseudoepicoccum were recollected, isolated in culture, and the ITS and LSU gene regions sequenced. The sequence data were analysed with reference data obtained through GenBank. The DNA sequence analyses shows that Bahusandhika indica has a close relationship with Berkleasmium in the order Pleosporales and Pseudoepicoccum cocos with Piedraia in Capnodiales; both are members of Dothideomycetes. Cancellidium applanatum forms a distinct lineage in the Sordariomycetes.