Phylogenetic and morphological analyses of the mycoparasitic genus Piptocephalis

  title={Phylogenetic and morphological analyses of the mycoparasitic genus Piptocephalis},
  author={Nicole K Reynolds and Gerald L. Benny and Hsiao-Man Ho and Yu-Han Hou and Pedro W. Crous and Matthew Edward Smith},
  pages={54 - 68}
ABSTRACT The Piptocephalidaceae (Zoopagales, Zoopagomycota) contains three genera of mycoparasitic, haustoria-forming fungi: Kuzuhaea, Piptocephalis, and Syncephalis. Although the species in this family are diverse and ubiquitous in soil and dung, they are among the least studied fungi. Co-cultures of Piptocephalis and their hosts are relatively easy to isolate from soil and dung samples across the globe, making them a good model taxon for the order Zoopagales. This study focuses on the… 
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