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Published: 2021-11-03

Paracremonium lepidopterorum, a new insect-associated fungus

School of Pharmacy, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
School of Pharmacy, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
School of Pharmacy, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
School of Pharmacy, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
School of Pharmacy, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
School of Pharmacy, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
Basic Medical School, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
Institute of Fungus Resources, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
Institute of Fungus Resources, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China.
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Abstract

During a survey of entomopathogenetic fungi from Southwest China, a new species, Paracremonium lepidopterorum was isolated from a pupa. It differs from other Paracremonium species by its shorter cylindrical phialides and absence of slimy head of conidia and chlamydospores. Phylogenetic analyses based on the combined datasets of ITS+LSU+TUB confirmed that P. lepidopterorum is distinct from other species. The new species is formally described and illustrated, and compared to similar species.

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