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Published: 2015-10-23

Pseudodidymosphaeria gen. nov. in Massarinaceae

Guizhou Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xiaohe District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province 550006, People’s Republic of China 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
Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Hubei University of Medicine, shiyan, Hubei Province, 442000, People’s Republic of China
A.M.B. Gruppo Micologico Forlivese “Antonio Cicognani”, Via Roma 18, Forlì, Italy; A.M.B. Circolo Micologico “Giovanni Carini”, C.P. 314, Brescia, Italy
Department of Botany and Microbiology, King Saudi University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Guizhou Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xiaohe District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province 550006, People’s Republic of China
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
Dothideomycetes Spartium New genus Morphology Phylogeny Fungi

Abstract

Didymosphaeria spartii was collected from dead branches of Spartium junceum in Italy. Multi-gene phylogenetic analyses of ITS, 18S and 28S nrDNA sequence data were carried out using maximum likelihood and Bayesian analysis. The resulting phylogenetic trees showed this to be a new genus in a well-supported clade in Massarinaceae. A new genus Pseudodidymosphaeria is therefore introduced to accommodate this species based on molecular phylogeny and morphology. A illustrated account is provided for the new genus with its asexual morph and the new taxon is compared with Massarina and Didymosphaeria.