Cadophora meredithiae and C. interclivum, new species from roots of sedge and spruce in a western Canada subalpine forest

Emily Walsh, Weijun Duan, Maryem Mehdi, Kamal Naphri, Swapneel Khiste, Adam Scalera, Ning Zhang

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Abstract

Two new species of Cadophora are described based on multigene phylogenetic analyses and phenotypic and ecological characters. The species delimitation was based on concordance of gene genealogies. The cultures of the Cadophora species were isolated from the roots of long-beaked sedge and white spruce from a subalpine forest in western Canada; however, they probably have a broader distribution because their internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences have high similarity with a number of GenBank sequences from ecological studies of plant roots. The taxonomy of Cadophora in Leotiomycetes is discussed based on the phylogeny generated in this study. Results from this work will facilitate ecological and evolutionary studies on root-associated fungi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-214
Number of pages14
JournalMycologia
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

Keywords

  • 2 new taxa
  • Dark septate endophytes
  • Leotiomycetes
  • phylogeny
  • systematics
  • taxonomy

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