Six species of Cystangium, a genus of
sequestrate taxa related to Russula, were collected
in Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) during autumn
2001. Two species, C. depauperatum Singer & A.H.
Sm. and C. nothofagi (E. Horak) Trappe, Castellano &
T. Lebel, were already known from this region, while
four new species,...
Beauveria sinensis sp. nov. was isolated from a larva of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) collected from Tiantangzhai, Anhui province, China. It is characterized by elongated ellipsoidal to cylindrical conidia, solitary conidiogenous cells that are cylindrical or with slightly swollen bases, white to pale pink colony in culture, and small mycelial pellets consisting...
Differences in stain susceptibility were evaluated on sterile and unsterile samples of freshly sawn, frozen and thawed, or oven-dried and rewetted ponderosa pine sapwood. Samples treated with sterile medium or with medium inoculated with either Pseudomonas putida or Bacillus subtilis were inoculated with selected wood-staining fungi. In general, fresh unsterile...
Genome-enabled mycology is a rapidly
expanding field that is characterized by the pervasive
use of genome-scale data and associated computational
tools in all aspects of fungal biology. Genome-enabled
mycology is integrative and often requires
teams of researchers with diverse skills in organismal
mycology, bioinformatics and molecular biology. This
Phylogenetic analyses based on nLSU and ITS sequence data indicate that the sequestrate genus Gigasperma is polyphyletic. Gigasperma cryptica, which is known only from New Zealand, has affinities with the Cortinariaceae whereas G. americanum and two additional undescribed taxa from western North America are derived from Lepiota within the Agaricaceae....
The entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana are commercially available as microbial control agents for the black vine weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), the key root-feeding insect pest in Pacific Northwest small fruits and ornamentals. Understanding habitat selection is critical to improve the efficacy, persistence and cost of...
Survey of Rhizosphere Competent
Entomopathogenic Fungi on