Triassic fungus from Antarctica with possible ascomycetous affinities

J. F. White, T. N. Taylor

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Hyphae, sporocarps, and structures which appear to represent arthroconidia are described from silicified peat deposits of Triassic age from Antarctica. Sporocarps with a single ostiole posses a multialyered wall with internally produced aseptate appendages that ornament the sporocarp surface. The primitive features exhibited by this fungus, together with previously described sporocarps, provide evidence for the existence of a group of fungi that may be ancestral to modern Ascomycotina. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1495-1500
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Botany
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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