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Microascus brevicaulis sp. nov., the Teleomorph of Scopulariopsis brevicaulis, Supports Placement of Scopulariopsis with the Microascaceae
Sean P. Abbott, Lynne Sigler and R. S. Currah
Vol. 90, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 1998), pp. 297-302
Published by: Mycological Society of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3761306
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Five isolates of Scopulariopsis brevicaulis have been found to form perithecia in addition to typical conidia. The teleomorph is described as Microascus brevicaulis sp. nov., characterized by small (70-130 μm diam), black, ostiolate ascocarps that are papillate or very short-necked, and with a peridium of textura angularis. The ascospores are reniform, 5-6 × 3.5-4.5 μm, smooth, and pale orange in mass. Although other species of Microascus produce a Scopulariopsis state in culture, this discovery now definitively links S. brevicaulis, the type species of Scopulariopsis, to the Microascaceae.
Mycologia © 1998 Mycological Society of America