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Fungal Planet description sheets: 214–280
Novel species of microfungi described in the present study include the following from South Africa: Cercosporella dolichandrae from Dolichandra unguiscati, Seiridium podocarpi from Podocarpus
Fungal Planet description sheets: 371–399
Several novelties are introduced from Spain, namely Psathyrella complutensis on loamy soil, Chlorophyllum lusitanicum on nitrified grasslands and Pseudobeltrania ocoteae from Ocotea obtusata (Beltraniaceae emend.).
Grosmannia and Leptographium spp. associated with conifer-infesting bark beetles in Finland and Russia, including Leptographium taigense sp. nov.
The overall results indicate that the diversity of Grosmannia species in the boreal forests remains poorly understood and that further studies are needed to clarify the status of several species or species complexes.
One fungus, which genes? Development and assessment of universal primers for potential secondary fungal DNA barcodes
A novel high fidelity primer pair for TEF1α has potential as a supplementary DNA barcode with superior resolution to ITS, while TOPI and LNS2 are attractive for the Pucciniomycotina, for which universal primers for ribosomal subunits often fail.
Phylogeny and taxonomy of species in the Grosmannia serpens complex
Phylogenetic analyses of the ITS2-LSU, actin, beta-tubulin, calmodulin and translation elongation factor-1 alpha sequences revealed that these morphologically similar isolates represent a complex of five cryptic species, and G. serpens sensu stricto thus is redefined and comprises only isolates from Italy including the ex-type isolate.
New species of Ophiostomatales from Scolytinae and Platypodinae beetles in the Cape Floristic Region, including the discovery of the sexual state of Raffaelea
This study represents the first collection of S. pallida, a species known from many environmental samples from across the world, from Scolytinae beetles, and R.vaginata, the first Raffaelea spp.
New microsatellite markers for population studies of Phytophthora cinnamomi, an important global pathogen
The markers developed in this study represent a valuable resource for studying the population biology and movement of P. cinnamomi and will aid in the understanding of the origin and invasion history of this important species.