Lancisporomyces, a new genus of Trichomycetes with lance-shaped zygospores

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Abstract

A new monotypic genus of Harpellales (Trichomycetes) belonging to the Legeriomycetaceae, is described: Lancisporomyces. The single species, L. vernalis, grows in the hindgut of Nemouridae stonefly nymphs (Plecoptera). The new genus is characterized by having lance-shaped zygospores, the absence of a well defined zygosporophore and the elongate-ovoid shape of trichospores that bear two long appendages. Characteristics similar to other genera are compared and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-642
JournalMycologia
Volume89
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

Keywords

  • Gut fungi
  • Harpellales
  • Plecoptera
  • Stone fly nymphs

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