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Poster Session

Lawrence, Brandy [1], Walker, Donald M. [2].

New species of fungi in the plant pathogenic family Gnomoniaceae (Ascomycota) from Japan.

Species of fungi in the family Gnomoniaceae (Diaporthales) have been documented in deciduous forests from a worldwide distribution. Fungi in this family have endophytic, plant pathogenic, and saprobic life styles and are considered integral members in temperate and tropical ecosystems. Species of the Gnomoniaceae occur primarily in North America and Europe. Recent collection trips to biodiversity “hotspots” like Asia have resulted in the description of 23 new species in three genera of the Gnomoniaceae. Collection trips to Japan during the spring-summer of 2010 and 2013 resulted in the collection of one new monotypic genus in the Gnomoniaceae and one new species in Ophiognomonia. Species were characterized by cultural characteristics, morphology and phylogenetic analyses of DNA sequence data from five molecular markers including ITS, LSU, MS204, rpb2, and tef-1α. The plant associations of these fungi represent two new host records on Platycarya strobilacea in the Juglandaceae for the new species in Ophiognomonia and Styrax obassia in the Styracaceae for the new genus. This increases the total number of species from Asia to 25 and genera in the Gnomoniaceae to 12.

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1 - The University of Findlay, The College of Pharmacy, 1000 North Main St, Findlay, OH, 45840, USA
2 - The University of Findlay, Department of Natural Sciences, 1000 N Main St, Findlay, OH, 45840, USA


Presentation Type: Offered Paper - Poster
Session: P7
Location: Lincoln Room/Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Date: Monday, June 9th, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Number: P7001
Abstract ID:103
Candidate for Awards:Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award

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