Molecular taxonomy of Australian endophytic Pezizales

Mapperson, R. R. and Dearnaley, J. D. W. (2014) Molecular taxonomy of Australian endophytic Pezizales. In: 2014 Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Mycological Society, 21-23 April 2014, Brisbane, Australia.

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The order Pezizales contains a wide variety of striking macro ascomycetes not commonly observed in Australia. Known as cup fungi and false morels due to the prominent, often brightly coloured apothecia that are produced, most samples may be observed on the ground or on decaying leaf and bark material. Recently, 33 likely novel isolates belonging to Sarcosomataceae and Sarcoscyphaceae were found occurring endophytically in leaves collected from a semi evergreen vine thicket in the Brigalow Belt in South-East Queensland. An endophytic life mode is considered rare for these families and so this observation raises interesting ecological questions. The 33 isolates were analysed to determine their phylogenetic relationship with other known Sarcosomataceae and Sarcoscyphaceae and found to belong to three potentially new genera. This observation represents an increase in the observance of Sarcosomataceae in Australia and also a possible range expansion for one genus within the Sarcoscyphaceae.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Lecture)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Oral presentation - only Abstract printed, as provided here.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 23:30
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 03:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sarcosomataceae, Sarcoscyphaceae, endophytes
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences

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