Ten new species of Macalpinomyces on Eriachne in northern Australia

Li, Ying-Ming and Shivas, Roger G. and McTaggart, Alistair R. and Zhao, Peng and Cai, Lei (2017) Ten new species of Macalpinomyces on Eriachne in northern Australia. Mycologia, 109 (3). pp. 408-421. ISSN 0027-5514


Macalpinomyces was established in 1977, with the type species M. eriachnes described from a specimen
collected in northern Australia on the grass Eriachne sp. in 1855. Subsequently, M. eriachnes has been
reported on more than 21 species of Eriachne in northern Australia. In this study, a polyphasic approach
was employed to determine whether M. eriachnes masked cryptic diversity. On the basis ofmorphology,
multilocus phylogeny, and coalescent methods of generalized mixed Yule-coalescent (GMYC) and
Poisson tree processes (PTP) models, 26 specimens of Macalpinomyces on 13 species of Eriachne held
in Australian herbaria were studied. Consequently, 10 new species of Macalpinomyces that satisfied the
phylogenetic species recognition criteria are described.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy oft he publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 01:48
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 04:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: GMYC, phylogeny, PTP, smut fungi, taxonomy, Ustilaginaceae
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
06 Biological Sciences > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960803 Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
Identification Number or DOI: DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2017.1330026
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33725

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