Wen-Ying Zhuang

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DNA phylogenetic comparisons have shown that morphology-based species recognition often underestimates fungal diversity. Therefore, the need for accurate DNA sequence data, tied to both correct taxonomic names and clearly annotated specimen data, has never been greater. Furthermore, the growing number of molecular ecology and microbiome projects using(More)
The type specimens of Auerswaldia, Auerswaldiella, Barriopsis, Botryosphaeria, Leptoguignardia, Melanops, Neodeightonia, Phaeobotryon, Phaeobotryosphaeria, Phyllachorella, Pyrenostigme, Saccharata, Sivanesania, Spencermartinsia and Vestergrenia were examined and fresh specimens of Botryosphaeriales were collected from Thailand. This material is used to(More)
Collections of Bionectriaceae and Nectriaceae from Henan, Hubei and Guangdong provinces, China, were examined. Three new species, Neonectria confusa, N. shennongjiana and N. sinensis, are described and illustrated. Distinctions between the new species and their related taxa are discussed. Phylogenetic relationships among some Neonectria species are(More)
Partial sequences (about 600 nucleotides) of the calmodulin gene were used for the phylogenetic studies on Eupenicillium, Talaromyces and Penicillium. This region is from the 3rd base of the codon for the 9th amino acid Gln to the 3rd base of the codon for the 122th amino acid Val, flanking parts of the 2nd and 5th exons with complete sequences of two exons(More)
A new species, Hymenoscyphus albidoides, is described based on materials collected from eastern China. Sequences of the new species form a well-supported clade in the phylogenetic trees inferred from either the individual ITS, calmodulin gene and β-tubulin gene, or combined ITS and calmodulin gene, as well as combined ITS, calmodulin and β-tubulin genes.(More)
A new Eupenicillium species, E. saturniforme was isolated from soil in Jilin Province, northeast China. Morphologically, it resembled E. shearii and E. tropicum, but is distinguished from them by slowly maturing cleistothecia, lenticular ascospores with nearly smooth-walled convex surfaces, strictly velutinous colony texture with abundant conidiogenesis,(More)
A new fungicolous species, Cosmospora inonoticola, is described and illustrated based on a specimen collected from northeast China. It is characterized by the occurrence of fruitbodies of Inonotus sp.; perithecia nonstromatic, subglobose to pyriform, not collapsing when dry; clavate asci containing (3–)6(−8) spores; ascospores ellipsoidal to broadly(More)
Sordariomycetes is one of the largest classes of Ascomycota that comprises a highly diverse range of fungi characterized mainly by perithecial ascomata and inoperculate unitunicate asci. The class includes many important plant pathogens, as well as endophytes, saprobes, epiphytes, coprophilous and fungicolous, lichenized or lichenicolous taxa. They occur in(More)
More than 200 recent collections of Trichoderma from China were examined and 16 species belonging to the Viride clade were identified based on integrated studies of phenotypic and molecular data. Among them, seven wood-inhabiting new species, T. albofulvopsis, T. densum, T. laevisporum, T. sinokoningii, T. sparsum, T. sphaerosporum and T. subviride, are(More)
Collections of Trichoderma producing hyaline ascospores from central China were examined. Four new species, Trichoderma asterineum, T. henanense, T. odoratum and T. pseudobritdaniae, were discovered, described and illustrated. Their phylogenetic positions were explored based on sequence analyses of the combined RNA polymerase II subunit b (rpb2) and(More)