Notes for genera: Ascomycota

Wijayawardene, Nalin N. and Hyde, Kevin D. and Rajeshkumar, Kunhiraman C. and Hawksworth, David L. and Madrid, Hugo and Kirk, Paul M. and Braun, Uwe and Singh, Rajshree V. and Crous, Pedro W. and Kukwa, Martin and Lucking, Robert and Kurtzman, Cletus P. and Yurkov, Andrey and Haelewaters, Danny and Aptroot, Andre and Lumbsch, H. Thorsten and Timdal, Einar and Ertz, Damien and Etayo, Javier and Phillips, Alan J. L. and Groenewald, Johannes Z. and Papizadeh, Moslem and Selbmann, Laura and Dayarathne, Monika C. and Weerakoon, Gothamie and Jones, E. B. Gareth and Suetrong, Satinee and Tian, Qing and Castaneda-Ruiz, Rafael F. and Bahkali, Ali H. and Pang, Ka-Lai and Tanaka, Kazuaki and Dai, Dong Qin and Sakayaroj, Jariya and Hujslova, Martina and Lombard, Lorenzo and Shenoy, Belle D. and Suija, Ave and Maharachchikumbura, Sajeewa S. N. and Thambugala, Kasun M. and Wanasinghe, Dhanushka N. and Sharma, Bharati O. and Gaikwad, Subhash and Pandit, Gargee and Zucconi, Laura and Onofri, Silvano and Egidi, Eleonora and Raja, Huzefa A. and Kodsueb, Rampai and Caceres, Marcela E. S. and Perez-Ortega, Sergio and Fiuza, Patricia O. and Monteiro, Josiane Santana and Vasilyeva, Larissa N. and Shivas, Roger G. and Prieto, Maria and Wedin, Mats and Olariaga, Ibai and Lateef, Adebola Azeez and Agrawal, Yamini (2017) Notes for genera: Ascomycota. Fungal Diversity, 86 (1). pp. 1-594. ISSN 1560-2745


Knowledge of the relationships and thus the
classification of fungi, has developed rapidly with
increasingly widespread use of molecular techniques,
over the past 10–15 years, and continues to accelerate.
Several genera have been found to be polyphyletic, and
their generic concepts have subsequently been emended.
New names have thus been introduced for species which
are phylogenetically distinct from the type species of
particular genera. The ending of the separate naming of
morphs of the same species in 2011, has also caused changes in fungal generic names. In order to facilitate
access to all important changes, it was desirable to compile
these in a single document. The present article provides a
list of generic names of Ascomycota (approximately 6500
accepted names published to the end of 2016), including
those which are lichen-forming. Notes and summaries of
the changes since the last edition of ‘Ainsworth & Bisby’s
Dictionary of the Fungi’ in 2008 are provided. The notes
include the number of accepted species, classification, type
species (with location of the type material), culture
availability, life-styles, distribution, and selected
publications that have appeared since 2008. This work is
intended to provide the foundation for updating the
ascomycete component of the ‘‘Without prejudice list of
generic names of Fungi’’ published in 2013, which will be
developed into a list of protected generic names. This will
be subjected to the XIXth International Botanical Congress
in Shenzhen in July 2017 agreeing to a modification in the
rules relating to protected lists, and scrutiny by procedures determined by the Nomenclature Committee for Fungi(NCF). The previously invalidly published generic names
Barriopsis, Collophora (as Collophorina), Cryomyces,
Dematiopleospora, Heterospora (as Heterosporicola),
Lithophila, Palmomyces (as Palmaria) and Saxomyces are
validated, as are two previously invalid family names,
Bartaliniaceae and Wiesneriomycetaceae. Four species of
Lalaria, which were invalidly published are transferred to
Taphrina and validated as new combinations. Catenomycopsis Tibell & Constant. is reduced under Chaenothecopsis Vain., while Dichomera Cooke is reduced under Botryosphaeria Ces. & De Not. (Art. 59).

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 00:03
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: Article 59, classification, one name, Pleomorphic fungi, taxonomy
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
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s13225-017-0386-0

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