Anthracoidea caricis-meadii is a new North American smut fungus on Carex sect. Paniceae

Kyrylo G. Savchenko, Matthias Lutz, Marcin Piatek, Vasyl P. Heluta, Eviatar Nevo

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Abstract

The morphology and phylogeny of Anthracoidea on Carex meadii (sect. Paniceae) collected in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, USA, were studied by light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and LSU rDNA sequence analyses. As a result A. caricis-meadii sp. nov. is described. The fungus differs morphologically from Anthracoidea laxae and A. paniceae, which also occur on sedges from the section Paniceae. Molecular analyses support the placement of the latter species and Anthracoidea caricis-meadii in different phylogenetic lineages. Because of morphological discrepancies in the literature, A. laxae and A. paniceae also are described and illustrated based on re-examination of respective holotype and isotype specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-193
Number of pages13
JournalMycologia
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Anthracoideaceae
  • Basidiomycota
  • Molecular analysis
  • Phylogeny
  • Plant pathogens
  • USA
  • Ustilaginales

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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