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Reappraisal of the genera of Megalosporaceae (Teloschistales, Ascomycota)


Kantvilas, G and Lumbsch, HT, Reappraisal of the genera of Megalosporaceae (Teloschistales, Ascomycota), Australian Systematic Botany, 25, (3) pp. 210-216. ISSN 1030-1887 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/SB11040


The status of the genera of the lichen-forming fungal family Megalosporaceae is re-examined. DNA-sequence data utilising three loci and anatomical observations pertaining to the hymenium, asci and ascospores support Megaloblastenia as a distinct genus. Austroblastenia is not supported by molecular, morphological or anatomical data, which suggest that it should be subsumed within Megalospora. Consequently, the new combinations, Megalospora pauciseptata (Shirley) Kantvilas & Lumbsch and M. pupa (Sipman) Kantvilas & Lumbsch, are proposed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:genera, taxonomy, lichen, fungus, Megalosporaceae, Austroblastenia
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Kantvilas, G (Dr Gintaras Kantvilas)
ID Code:116495
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-05-11
Last Modified:2017-09-20

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