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Published: 2016-04-14

Sexual morph of Seimatosporium cornii found on Cornus sanguinea in Italy

Guizhou Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xiaohe District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province 550006, People’s Republic of China Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
Guizhou Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xiaohe District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province 550006, People’s Republic of China
Department of Botany and Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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
University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI), Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand Key Laboratory for Plant Biodiversity and Biogeography of East Asia (KLPB), Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, China World Agroforestry Centre, East and Central Asia, 132 Lanhei Road, Kunming 650201, China
Discosiaceae morphology phylogeny Sordariomycetes Fungi

Abstract

The sexual morph of Seimatosporium cornii, collected from dead stems of Cornus sanguinea in Arezzo, Italy, is reported in this paper. It was linked to S. cornii based on analysis of combined LSU and ITS sequence data. The sexual morph is characterized by minutely stromatic ascomata, cylindrical to clavate asci, with a J+, apical apparatus and 1–3-septate, fusiform ascospores. Seimatosporium cornii can be distinguished from the closely related species, Discostroma fuscellum, by the structure of the peridium, shape and septation of the ascospores and also its asexual morph. The sexual morph of S. cornii is reported from the same host and location as its asexual morph. We also provide data of SSU, TEF1-α and β-TUB genes of our strain, deposited in GenBank.