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Simmons, Rabern [1], Groden, Eleanor [1].

Hirsutella species are polyphyletic in Ophiocordycipitaceae.

The genus Hirsutella (Ophiocordycipitaceae; Hypocreales) is composed of a variety of anamorphic insect, mite, and nematode pathogens. It has been over 15 y since the genus has been monographed, and relatively few isolates have been considered in molecular phylogenies when compared to the sampling sizes in studies of their teleomorphic allies. The status of this genus by the One Fungus One Name initiative is unclear based on this limited sampling, but the placement of species within Ophiocordyceps has been suggested as a probable outcome, though Hirsutella has nomenclatural precedence. We sequenced and produced phylogenies of rDNA and protein-encoding loci for over 50 Hirsutella isolates representing more than 20 species from the USDA-ARS Collection of Entomopathogenic Fungal Cultures. With a better understanding of Hirsutella species in phylogenetic context with their teleomorphic allies, we hope to set the groundwork for further evaluation of the nomenclatural outcome of these taxa.

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1 - University of Maine, School of Biology & Ecology, 5722 Deering Hall, Orono, ME, 04469-5722, USA

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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: P7003
Abstract ID:64
Candidate for Awards:None

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