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Published: 2020-11-10
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A novel Melnikomyces species from forest litter in China

Department of Plant Pathology, Agriculture College, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China
Department of Plant Pathology, Agriculture College, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China
Department of Plant Pathology, Agriculture College, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China
Department of Plant Pathology, Agriculture College, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou 550025, China
Fungi Sympoventuriaceae morphology phylogeny taxonomy new taxon


A new species, Melnikomyces longisporum sp. nov. was isolated from forest litter in Guizhou Province, China. Phylogenetic analysis based on a combined nuclear ribosomal markers (SSU, ITS, and LSU) and protein coding genes (ACT1, TUB2, and TEF1-α) sequence data indicated that this strain belonged to the genus Melnikomyces but it constituted a distinct lineage and represented herein as a novel taxon. Morphological examination showed that it can be distinguished from known Melnikomyces species by its longer branched conidiophores, and longer verruculose conidia.


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